Piroshky Recipe

Piroshky are a Russian version of small hand held savory pies. They can also be filled with sweet fillings. Thank you to our sister Vera for watching our mom make these and writing down her recipe and then sharing it with all of us. Enjoy this Bagdanov Family Recipe.

Dough:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups buttermilk at room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 10 cups flour (approximately)

Method:

  1. Dissolve yeast in the warm water and add the tablespoon of sugar, mixing well.
  2. Beat buttermilk, eggs, butter, salt, and 1 cup sugar in an extra large mixing bowl.
  3. Add yeast mixture that has proofed to the liquids and incorporate.
  4. Add flour a little at a time beating constantly until dough forms a ball and comes away from the bowl.
  5. Turn out dough onto a floured surface and knead well adding flour as needed until dough is smooth and not sticky, this can take 10 minutes.
  6. Form the dough into a dome and spread vegetable oil lightly on the surface of the dough and set the dough in a large bowl.
  7. Cover the bowl with a dishcloth and let it rise in a warm oven or warm spot away from drafts until it doubles in size.
  8. While dough is rising start preparing your fillings, filling ingredients are listed below.
  9. When the dough doubles in size punch down the dough and then let it rise again to about twice it’s size.
  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  11. Pull off small portions of the dough and on a floured surface roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  12. Cut 3 inch diameter circles of the dough, we used a large drinking glass with a 3 inch diameter as our dough cutter.
  13. Fill each circle of dough with about 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of the circle.
  14. Fold the circle over the filling and pinch the whole edge securely and firmly so the dough does not separate in the baking process.
  15. Place each filled portion sealed side down on a prepared baking sheet (prepared with cooking spray).
  16. Brush the tops evenly with a mixture of 1 beaten egg and 1 tablespoon of water.
  17. Let the filled Piroshky rise on the baking sheets another time for about 20 minutes before putting them in the oven.
  18. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown (approximately 30-40 minutes).

Yield: Approximately 60-64 Piroshky

Fillings:

Ground Beef Filling:

  • 2 pounds ground beef 15% to 20% fat content
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 medium potato grated
  • 1/2 package dry onion soup mix  or substitute Montreal Steak Seasoning to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Saute onion and potato in vegetable oil until onion is translucent.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and cook until beef is fully cooked.
  3. Set aside until ready to fill dough circles.

Potato Filling:

  • 2-4 russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • Salt
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  1. Cook potatoes in salted water until soft.
  2. Saute onion in oil.
  3. Mash the potatoes with the onion salt.
  4. Add the sauteed onion to the potatoes and mix well.
  5. Set Aside.

Cabbage Filling:

  • I head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1 onion diced
  • Vegetable Oil (approx 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Tomato Paste (approximately 6 oz)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Saute onion until translucent in vegetable oil.
  2. Add cabbage, salt, pepper and bay leaf.
  3. Add enough tomato paste to get a good orange color to the mixture.
  4. Saute until the cabbage is cooked to a soft state.
  5. Taste and add seasonings if needed.
  6. Set aside until ready to fill dough circles.

Promise made and promise kept.

To see all the photos from our baking day click here.

Some of our family prefer the meat filled pies and the portion for the meat filling could fill 30 Piroshky. Because we used 3 fillings for this dough recipe we had enough of the hamburger filling left over to make easy noodle Stroganoff.

The Hunters and the Bakers

While the male folk were out hunting the woman folk decided to tackle a Great British Bake Off Cookbook recipe. Jamie came up with the idea and besides Sticky Toffee Pudding we decided on the Plaited Rich Saffron Loaf.

 

Katie pulled off a portion of the dough for Addy. Addy watched Katie knead the dough and she mimicked well.

They plaited Addy’s little loaf, too.

The guys were home from hunting early on this day since they were not successful in coming across any deer sightings.

While the dough was rising Laura and Katie enjoyed a walk outside with Addy.

Addy and JJ enjoyed their quality Uncle and Auntie time.

Gramps and Baba were in on the action, too.

 

The bread was delicious although we didn’t necessarily detect the saffron. We enjoyed the bread with a pot of Borcsh (borsht) and sour cream.

Katie and Andrew had to leave after the bread was ready so we took our 3rd Annual Family Hunting photo as we said our goodbyes.

On Tuesday Dear and I flew to California and Dan and Josh went out for another day of hunting and were successful in getting a buck in their sights. Look away if hunting is not your thing…

The deer was dropped off at a local butcher for processing and packaging. The head and antlers were dropped off at the taxidermist.

The guys were home and showered by dinner. A good hunting day for them.

A side note about hunting: We live in the 2nd poorest county in the state of Washington and many of the people in our county depend on meat they garner from hunting to fill their freezers and to sustain themselves and their families.

Psalm 8 (ESV)

O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.

Out of the mouth of babes and infants, you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.

You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Friday’s Fave Five ~

Our first full week of May is complete already! Boy time flies when you’re gaining weight. Oops that just slipped out…

It’s time to join Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and post our 5 favorites from this past week. Here we go…

These early Saturday morning walks on the beach always make it into my favorites. Last Saturday was a breezy cold morning with threats of rain.

On Saturday afternoon Dear and I drove south to attend a mini high school reunion from my class of 1968. I was so thrilled when my friend Bet walked in. We hadn’t seen each other since my wedding…

Early in the week I drove out to Pt. Mugu to practice using my big camera. I had a good time and have posted several photos already from my time there.

I really enjoy thrift store shopping and I get excited when I find goodies like this.

I almost made it through this week without mentioning food but here I go again! I enjoyed baking this for my Women’s Friday Bible Study group. I got the recipe from the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog here.

Hope everyone is doing well and found lots to be thankful for this week. Blessings…

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Foodie Friday ~ Cherry Platz

It’s time to get your cooking on for Foodie Friday. Gollum at Designs by Gollum is our trusty hostess for this event. Oh I forgot the theme this week is cakes but this can qualify as a big sheet cake or we’ll call it coffee cake!

 

I decided to try Betty R.’s recipe for Cookie Sheet Cherry Platz for my treat for our Women’s Bible Study this Friday. To see the whole recipe and Betty’s pretty Platz click on over to the Mennonite Girls Can Cook Blog. Here are my collages from my prep and the results…

 

I should have followed Betty’s lead and used a can and a half of the filling. I felt mine was a little short.

 

This recipe makes a nice large cookie sheet of Platz to cut up and serve a crowd. I hope the ladies like it. It sure looks good enough to eat!

For more Foodies visit Gollum at Designs by Gollum.

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Busy in the Kitchen

 

I’m busy in the kitchen today. Tomorrow 6 ladies from my Bible Study Table are coming for tea at 11:00. If you don’t see me around you’ll know why. I’ll be putting little tea sandwiches together, making scones, brewing tea, and setting the table. I’ve made the chicken salad for sandwiches, the cream cheese and chives for the cucumber sandwiches, little heart red velvet cake, and dream cookies. The Mock devonshire cream looks ok and I bought the lemon curd. Now I’m off to mail my Valentine Cards so they get to Washington and to buy some flowers for the table. Hope your day is going well. If I don’t get the “last minute panics” I’ll even take some pictures to show. See you soon.

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Three or More? ~

 

So I’m trying to figure out exactly what the 3 or more boundaries are. I’m going out on a limb here. I’m going to show you the inside of my kitchen cupboards in our home in Washington that definitely have more than 3 in all of them. I’ve been asked many times where I store all my thrift store finds. Where do I put all the dishes that I enjoy. On Monday for Metamorphosis  Monday I showed my kitchen with all my great cupboards. Well here’s what’s inside of them.

Everyday dishes, Italian Countryside by Mikasa, that I bought at Macy’s for a super price. Soup bowls and cereal bowls and tea mugs and dessert dishes that were all purchased at Goodwill or other Thrift stores..

Wine glasses, Water Goblets, and on the top shelf some of my creamer collection. Bottom shelf all our coffee making accessories…

 

Water goblets and Cocktail glasses. I really enjoy different styles and shapes of glasses.

 

Serving bowls, serving trays,  platters, and bread baskets.

My large platters and some cutting boards.

Cake plates and shower and tea plates, doilies, napkins, place cards, mirrored coasters.

More luncheon plates. Some thermoses. Oh and those old fashioned glasses for my gin and tonic ( don’t tell my mother).

 

The cupboard above the refrigerator. My sets of champagne flutes in their boxes for special occasions. My pitchers, vases, fondues, punch bowl, cookie cutters, etc.

Oh dear more glasses. These are the everyday kind and then some fun sets way on top. I think I could give water to 200 people easy in all different shapes and sizes of glasses!!

 

I really love these divided drawers for my flatware.

 

And right under my everyday stainless is another drawer with dividers for my serving pieces and extra stainless.

 

Knife drawer and knife sharpeners.

My Le Creuset and my bake-ware. Maybe I should just insert here that I was a Home Economics Major so these are just the tools of my trade. And while I’m inserting stuff…can you feel my pain that I am living 1200 miles away from all this equipment. :0)

 

My baking, measuring, and other stuff drawer.

 

More specialty equiptment and my large stock pots.

More bakeware. This is where the cake pans, bundt pans, muffin pans, pop over pans and mixing bowls, etc. are.

 

Springform pans, tart pans, pie pans.

 

The mixer and the food processor plus the large bowls and flour and sugar in the bottom of the pantry.

The tupperware I haven’t gotten rid of yet :0)

I’m so sorry for this boring post but now my insurance company knows some of what they’ll need to replace if anything happens!

So does anyone need to borrow something?

For more Three or More visit Tam at The Gypsy’s Corner.

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Anthony’s Lingonberry Slump

 

Dear and I split this wonderful Washington Lingonberry Slump at the Anthony’s at Seatac Airport on Monday night. So you can probably guess now why I went up a jean size :0)

Here’s a recipe I found online for a berry slump in case you want to try it from RecipeZaar.

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