March 12, 2012

Vegan piroshki

(photo taken in 2009 of some meat filled piroshki I made)

Today I made some vegan piroshki and a poppy seed roll inspired by this article.

A recipe for Piroshki (a traditional Russian bread stuffed with vegetables or meat...since it's Great Lent, we are fasting, trying out best to not eat any animal products, basically vegan):

7 c. unbleached flour

2 T dry yeast

½ c. vegetable oil (I used olive oil)

2 T. sugar (I used honey)

1–1 1/2 t. salt

2 c. water

1/2 t. Ground cardamom (optional....I did use this!!!)

Mix flour with yeast, salt, and cardamom. Add warm water, oil; mix and knead the dough until it no longer sticks to your hands. It should be soft and well mixed. Cover with a towel and let rise to double in size, punch down and begin forming the pies.

I roll my dough out with a rolling pin, then use my round cookie cutter, about 3" around to cut a nice shape out, dab a little water around the edges, to help it seal, after filling...

Fillings for piroshki can be either sweet or savory. Here are some ideas: cabbage, or potato, carrots, sautéed mushrooms with onion. For sweet ones: any kind of jam, nuts, or dried fruit.

Let the individual pies rise again, then bake in medium oven for about a half hour or until done.


mamashara said...

This is definitely going on my list, They look so yummy! Do you think they would freeze well after being cooked or before cooking?

Anastasia said...

MMM they look delicious! Something great for the weekend!!!

Anna said...

This looks delicious! I'll be trying it soon. Thank you for the vegan adaptation. A question: with 7c of flour, it looks like this recipe might make a parish-meal-size batch - how many did you end up with?

Marfa said...

It should make about 50-60 little pies...yes, Shara, I've frozen these AFTER cooking, and they defrost nicely!

I actually used half of that batch of dough to make a poppyseed and honey roll, so I got about 30 piroshki out of the batch.

Anonymous said...

These sound great! We are definitely going to try them.

wayside wanderer said...

Oh yum, anything with bread has my heart. Sad, but true.

Michelle M. said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Sarah Euphemia said...

Looks yummy! Someone pinned this on Pinterest too!! You're famous ;)

Laura Wilson said...

Thanks! I'm making these right now. I hope they turn out well. :)

Shelby Ward said...

I'm excited to make these for my dorm! About how long does the dough take to rise?

Also, I would like to make some desserty ones. Any suggestions? Would pie fillings work well? What about something wonderful such as Nutella or Lemon curd? :)

Finally, how hot is a medium oven? I don't cook...