Today I wanted to wish my dad and all the fathers out there a very happy fathers day.
We made Russian Piroshki this morning and here is the recipe
1 package active dry yeast (.25 ounce package)
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
Dissolve the yeast in the 1/4 cup of warm water and place in a warm location until frothy, about 10 to 15 minutes. In a medium saucepan over low heat, warm the milk and gently whisk in the eggs, oil, sugar and salt. Remove from heat.
Place half the flour in a large mixing bowl and gradually stir in the milk mixture. Then add the yeast solution alternately with the remaining flour, stirring after each addition. Mix well. Knead until the dough forms a ball and does not stick to the bowl. (Note: Start with the 4 cups of flour. You may need to add more, a little at a time, as you knead the dough). Cover the bowl with a clean cloth. Set in a warm location and allow to rise until doubled in volume.
Remove dough from bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Pinch off pieces approximately the size of golf balls. Roll the pieces into disks about 3 1/2 to 4 inches in diameter.
But to be honest I have only made it from scratch maybe 5-10 times in my life…
I just go and buy the pizza dough from Trader Joes or the frozen bread dough from super market
For the filling I use the following today I used
1 lb potatoes, peeled and mashed
2 table spoons of butter
1 med onion, chopped – fried
1/2 -3/4 lb sauerkraut, drained
2 tbsp caraway seeds
1 table spoon of paprika
salt and pepper to taste.(i like to add some Aleppo peppers as I love spicy food)
I also make a filling with cheese often
1 lb cheese half feta/half farmers cheese(tvorog)
small bunch of dill, parsley and tarragon chopped(do it to taste)
pinch of black pepper
I sometimes add a small amount of mozzarella as well but thats optional
My mom would also make it with ground meat but i have never done one.
I like them deep fried but its popular the the health conscious crowd to make the piroshki, put a coating of egg and cook it in the oven.