Fried piroshki

Fried piroshki

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Makes
30

These dainty fried pastries are made to accompany soups in Russia. They have fillings appropriate to the soup they accompany – tiny bacon cubes, minced fish or meat, mushrooms, hard-boiled eggs, cheese or cabbage. They may be made larger and enjoyed as a large snack or for lunch.

Yeast dough

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
15g compressed yeast
60ml lukewarm water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
125ml milk
15g butter
1 tablespoon sour cream
300g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
oil, for deep-frying

Filling

Quantity Ingredient
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon oil
250g minced steak
250g mixed minced pork and veal
2 eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
15g butter
2 tablespoons chicken stock or water
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Combine compressed yeast, water and sugar in a small bowl. Stir and set aside.
  2. Place milk, butter and sour cream in saucepan and heat until just warm, stirring occasionally.
  3. Sift flour and salt into a large mixing bowl and make a well in centre. Pour in yeast and milk mixtures and beaten egg. Stir with a wooden spoon, gradually incorporating flour. Remove from bowl and knead lightly on a floured work surface.
  4. Place dough back in bowl, sprinkle with a little flour, cover and leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  5. To make filling, cook onion in oil until soft; remove to a bowl. Lightly fry meat until brown and crumbly. Combine with onions, hard-boiled eggs, butter, stock, salt and pepper. Leave to cool.
  6. Turn dough onto a floured work surface and knead lightly. Roll out thinly and cut into rounds with an 8 cm cutter. Place 2 teaspoons of the filling in centre of each round and fold over to enclose filling and mould into oval shapes. Stand on a baking tray and keep covered with a clean dish towel.
  7. As soon as all the piroshki have been filled and shaped, deep-fry in batches in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot.
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