|Pierogi with sauerkraut and mushrooms.|
|Making some mess equals FUN!|
Who doesn't like pastries?
They make a great grab'n'go snack and they are wonderful sweet or spicy!
Recently, I made some pastries with sauerkraut and mushrooms. I needed typical Polish dish for Christmas Eve and that was it! In Poland, pastries with different spicy fillings are called "paszteciki". They can be filled with sauerkraut/mushrooms, meat, lentils, spinach & feta cheese... whatever sounds good for you.
I shaped my pastries like "pierogi", but they can be also rectangular, square or triangular in shape. The choice is yours.
* rectangular, square, triangular pastries are called "paszteciki"
* round, folded in half are called "pierogi"
* made of yeast dough are called "drożdżowe"
* full name: "paszteciki drożdżowe" and "pierogi drożdżowe"
7 g instant yeast,
pinch of salt,
1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil,
1 cup warm water.
- Mix dry ingredients first, add oil and warm water, stir in quickly and knead a dough.
- Form a ball, set aside and let rise approximately for an hour.
- Sprinkle the surface with some flour. Roll the dough using a rolling pin until 3 mm thick.
- Cut circles using a cookie cutter or a glass. Put one 1 Tbsp of your favorite filling (or more if you can) in the middle of each circle and fold pierogi into halves connecting the edges.
- Brush pierogi with an egg wash - mix a yolk with 1 Tbsp water.