Pirozhki with Cherries

Pirozhki are a Russian-Ukrainian dish of dough with filling that is baked or fried.  There are many recipes for making dough for pirozhki and a variety of toppings as well. It can be meat, fish, eggs, mushrooms, cheese, jam, vegetable or fruit toppings. Savory pirozhki make great accompaniments to soups, borscht and stews, and sweet fillings make great
dessert or perfect for breakfast with milk or tea. Pirozhki are a great Russian-Ukrainian snack. I like them for breakfast and they bring back wonderful memories of my grandmother and childhood nostalgia.

I decided to cook pirozhki with sweet stuffing this time, because I just had collected a great crop of sour cherries from my garden. These were so good! Soft dough with a
delicious sweet and sour cherry filling. They kept for a long time so I enjoyed them almost all week. If this portion is too much for you, you can always freeze part of the pirozhki, and then just rewarm in a microwave.

If it’s difficult for you to find fresh cherries, you can always use frozen or canned cherries. Try adding black currant or blueberries to the cherry filling also!

Pirozhki with Cherries

Pirozhki with Cherries

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Pirozhki with Cherries Recipe

Pirozhki with Cherries

By Olya Sandstrom Published: August 27, 2013

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Pirozhki are a Russian-Ukrainian dish of dough with filling that is baked or fried.  There are many recipes for making dough for …

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Instructions

  1. Prepare the dough by mixing in a deep bowl of melted butter, warm milk, yeast, sugar, vanilla, salt and leave for 10 minutes. Then sift the sifted flour gradually in the bowl and knead the dough so that the dough doesn't stick to your hands. I kneaded the dough for about 10 minutes. Cover the bowl on top with a towel and put in a warm place for one and a half hours. Then gently mix the dough and leave for another 30 min.
  2. Remove the seeds from the cherries and mix the cherries with the sugar. Grease a baking sheet with oil or sprinkle with flour.
  3. Snap off small balls from the dough and roll each in flour. Gently stretch each ball of dough with your fingers (give it a circular a flat shape). Put some cherries in the middle, fold the edges and pinch to seal; form each into an oval shape and place on a baking sheet, seam side down.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200'C (392F) and bake pirozhki until they are golden brown, about 20 minutes. Take the pirozhki out of the oven, brush the top with the egg white or sugar syrup (2 tablespoons sugar mixed with 2 tablespoons of hot water and a little vanilla). Enjoy!

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