Baked Pirohi or Pierogi Ukraine Style…

I call them dumplings and these tidbits of delicious delights are common in many forms all over the east. They are simply put; wonderful and your family will appreciate the effort you take to make these for them. That is if you don’t eat them all yourself, before the family gets them… 🙂

** Pierogi is similar to the Russian pelmeni or Ukrainian varenyky and are not to be confused with pirozhki (the Russian word for stuffed fried buns) or a pirog (the Russian word for “pie”). (Here)

Lets make some Baked Pirohi…

Ingredients for shell:

5 medium Potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed.
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda, for Flour
4 egg yolks, beaten
1 tsp baking soda, for potatoes
4 cups all-purpose Flour

Filling ingredients for the shell: ingredients and method:

Sauerkraut – chop, Squeeze it dry between paper towels, discard liquid
Fry Pork fat or fat back and 1 cup chopped onion together…
Pepper and Salt to taste…
Butter

Method for shells and finished product:
When you mashed the potatoes, make sure there are absolutely no lumps, whip it smooth…

Then mix the potatoes, egg yolks and first tsp of baking soda together. Then add 1/4 tsp salt, plus the flour and milk. whip smoothly again…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARemove from bowl at this point to a well floured surface and knead till smooth…

Roll out and make lots of small round thin pie shells. Fill the shells with filling. Fold over to form a half shell and pinch the edges together to seal them…

Bake in the oven, in a pre-greased sheet pan at 350 F. degrees, until golden brown…

When you take pirohi out of the oven brush them all over with real butter and lets sit a few minutes. They are very hot inside…

Save some for the family…

Posted by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…


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