BAKED PIROZHKI (Stuffed bread)
Baked Not Fried! A Classic Russian Meat Pie Stuffed with Ground Beef. Classic Oven Baked Pirozhki (Пирожки в духовке с мясом)
Ingredients for dough using a bread maker
- 1 cup milk lukewarm
- 2 eggs set aside 1 yolk for egg wash with 1 teaspoon whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons oil - using 15ml measure - melted butter is better
- 3 1/3 cups of flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons yeast - slightly less than a packet
Ingredients for meat filling
- 500 g lean ground beef
- 1 onion chopped finely
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 tablespoon garlic
- 1 tablespoon ginger
- 1 cube
- 1/2 teaspoon salt as per your taste
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Mix all the ingredients for the dough together. Let it rise for 2 hours.
Mix together the ground meat, onion, parsley, garlic, ginger
In a frying pan, over medium high heat, the ground beef until cooked and evenly browned. Add cube, salt and pepper, taste and adjust if necessary and set aside to cool before adding to the dough.
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F
When the dough is ready, carefully place onto a very lightly floured surface. Roll out the dough into a long sausage shape. You want to cut into pieces that are approx. the size of a golf ball. Or you can pinch off golf ball pieces from the dough. You should get at least 24 pieces from this recipe. Cover pieces you aren't working on with cling wrap so they don't dry out.
Roll out the dough balls as thin as you can into the shape of an oval. Place about 1 tablespoon of the filling in the centre. Pinch both sides of the edges of the dough together, creating a seal all around. Don’t allow the filling to touch the edges or the seal will come apart.
Place the piroshki on parchment paper, or a lightly greased baking tray, upside down, so you cannot see the pinched seal, and flatten them a bit. Don't allow them to touch each other, as they will stick together.
Make the egg wash by beating the egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of whipping cream and brush the piroshki with the egg wash before putting into the oven.
Place into the oven and bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes.