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. 
Setting up the Netgear Nighthawk Mesh system to work as 3 nodes (access points) with the Nighthawk RAXE450 router 

Default IP for Netgear Nighthawk Mesh: - this is the IP you will need to access after factory reset. Factory reset with the router Mesh cube (with the ethernet and internet ports) plugged in but nothing else connected. Reset by holding the reset button for 50 seconds. Lights should change. 

Default username: admin
Default Pw: password

When you create a new password it MUST be 10 characters, have symbol and a capital letter. It will let you create a character that doesn't fit these criteria and then won't let you login, you will have to factory reset. 

When you get in, screen will look like this if the router cube is set up as ACCESS POINT - it says it on the top : 

To set it up as the Access Point, click "Advanced" Tab next to the "Basic" tab at the top. 

Then, click Advanced Setup and Wireless AP

Check the box "Enable AP Mode". Then, scroll down and select the first option to get the static IP from main router. Click APPLY in bottom right corner

This should have it function as the Access Point and work as a reflector for the wifi. 
Devices may be logged into either the WiFi for the Access Point or for the main router, either will work. The devices will be seen by both. 

After you set it up as the Access Point, you will plug it into the router using the INTERNET port.

You might have to go in and set it up as access point again under the new IP. to get the new IP to login into, either look in the router or the Nighthawk app. You can login to the new IP with the new credentials you created earlier and follow the steps above to se up as Wireless AP. This time it should stick. 

The IP of the MR60 will change, so you will have to look it up each time before logging into it.