Pirozhki


Introduction

Pirozhki are a type of Russian pastry that can be either savoury or sweet. They are traditionally made with a yeasted dough and stuffed with a variety of fillings, such as meats, vegetables, fruits, or cheeses. Pirozhki can be baked or fried, and are often served as part of a main meal or as a snack.

Ingredients

-500g of flour
-7g of dried yeast
-250ml of lukewarm water
-1 teaspoon of sugar
-1 teaspoon of salt
-100ml of vegetable oil

Method

1) In a large bowl, mix together the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt.

2) Add the lukewarm water and oil, and mix until the dough is well combined.

3) Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.

4) Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

5) Once the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a floured surface and divide into 12-16 pieces.

6) Roll each piece of dough into a small circle and place a spoonful of filling in the centre.

7) Fold the dough over the filling to form a half-moon shape and press the edges together to seal.

8) Place the pirozhki on a greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise for another 30 minutes.

9) Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C and bake the pirozhki for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Potential changes & improvements

-The dough can be made in a food processor or stand mixer, which will save time and effort.
-The dough can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to use.
-For a crispier pirozhki, fry in oil instead of baking.
-Try using different fillings, such as mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, or berries.

What other food it works well with

Pirozhki can be served with a variety of other dishes, such as soups, stews, salads, or main courses.

Common Mistakes

-Not kneading the dough long enough. The dough should be smooth and elastic.
-Not letting the dough rise long enough. This will result in a denser, tougher pirozhki.
-Using too much filling. The filling should be just enough to cover the surface of the dough, otherwise it will spill out during cooking.

Nutritional Information

Pirozhki are high in carbohydrates and fat.

Allergens

Pirozhki may contain allergens such as wheat, eggs, milk, and nuts.


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