The pirozhki is a traditional Russian pastry that dates back to the 16th century. The word “pirozhki” is derived from the Russian word for “pie” and the pastry itself is similar to a small, round pie. In Russia, pirozhki are traditionally filled with meat or fish, but in the U.S., they are usually filled with vegetables, cheese, and other ingredients.
These pastries were popular in the Soviet Union, and were often served as part of a celebratory meal. They were also served as a snack or appetizer, and are still a staple of Russian cuisine today.
Pirozhki are also popular in many other countries, including Poland, Ukraine, and Latvia. In these countries, they are usually filled with potatoes, cabbage, and mushrooms. In the U.S., pirozhki are usually filled with cheese, potatoes, onions, and other ingredients.
These pastries are typically served warm, but can also be served cold. Pirozhki are often served with sour cream and garnished with chopped parsley.
Recipe for Making Great Pirozhkis in Your Own Kitchen
-1 lb ground beef
-1 cup onion, diced
-1 cup mushrooms, diced
-1 cup potatoes, diced
-1 cup cabbage, diced
-1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
-1/4 cup parsley, chopped
-1/4 cup butter
-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
-2 tablespoons sour cream
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon pepper
-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Kitchen Equipment Needed:
-Measuring cups and spoons
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a skillet, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, mushrooms, potatoes, and cabbage, and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, cheddar cheese, parsley, sour cream, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well.
- Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it out until it is about 1/4 inch thick.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut out 6 circles from the dough.
- Place a spoonful of the beef mixture onto each circle.
- Fold the edges of the dough up and around the filling to form a pocket.
- Place the pirozhki onto a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
- Serve warm with sour cream and chopped parsley as a garnish.
This recipe should makes about 6 servings. Let us know how it turned out!
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