Pirozhki Recipe

  Russian Beef

1 envelope active dry yeast, dissolved in 1/4 cup
lukewarm water
4 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 scant teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk, warmed
1/4 cup soft butter
Meat Filling:
1/2 pound each, ground beef and pork
1 medium onion, minced
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup beef bouillon
Egg and Green Onion Filling:
3 bunches green onions, cutin 1/4 inch bits
1/4 cup butter
5 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

Add yeast mixture to flour; add remaining pastry ingredients and mix >well. Cover and set in warm place for 30 - 45 minutes to rise. Shape dough into 1 inch balls on floured board. Cover with cloth and let set for 10 minutes. Roll out balls on greased cookie sheets. Place 1 tablespoon filling in each center. Fold over on four sides; place seam side down. Brush with additional beaten egg yolk. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden. Brush with additional melted butter; serve warm. Yield 3 dozen for each filling.Meat Filling: Saute beef, pork and onion in butter. Add bouillon and simmer for 10 minutes.

Egg and Green Onion Filling:

Saute onion in butter; mix with eggs. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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