Friday, December 2, 2022

Pirojki with Meat and Rice - Baked

Nom nom. 


500 ml Milk
100 ml oil
2 tbsp yeast
2 eggs
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp salt
5 cups flour

finely chopped Onions
shredded Carrots
Greens (green onions, parsley, whatever) 

Egg plus 2 tbsp milk for egg wash

Sesame seeds for topping if desired


1. Combine all but the dough ingredients together in a stand mixer. Mix. let stand for about 5-10 minutes
2. Add flour.
3. Mix the dough until it's all mixed in and not too sticky. 
4. cover with saran wrap and a towel. 
5. Let sit until it rises - (1-2 hrs)

Make the filling: 

1. Fry onions and shredded carrots in a dutch oven with oil until soft. 
2. Add in meat, if raw - until cooked. If cooked, until warmed. 
3. Add salt and pepper to taste
4. Add rice
5. Mix
6. Add greens if you have any. 
7. Mix. 


Preheat oven to 350 F 

1. Divide dough in half. Then in half again. Should make about 20 or 24 Pirojki depending on size. Keep dividing until you have equal sized lumps. 
2. Roll out the lumps into dough circles. 
3. Pinch sides together and put on a sprayed silicon mat seam side down. You can make triangle, or elongated pirojki. If you have different filling or different spices, different shapes will help you differentiate the different kinds. 
4. Apply eggwash (whisk egg plus milk) with a brush and sprinkle sesame seeds on top
5. Make sure they are not touching as they will puff up. 
6. Bake for about 30 minutes. 

What we liked:

Yummy, fun, easy to reheat. 

What we didn't like:

Nothing, they were good. 

What Kaspian thought about it:

NOM NOM. He especially loves them with sriracha. 

Next time:

silicon mats work better than foil. 

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