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.