Saturday, January 5, 2008


In order to follow next week's theme ("Russian Christmas or 12th Night") for the Carnival of Recipes at TehnoGypsy, I have decided to publish a recipe for pirozhki (Russian) / pierogi (Polish) / pirog (Swedish).

The recipe originates from Finland.

Pierogi for 4 people.

Pie crust / dough
  • 125 grams of margarine
  • 3 deciliters of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of cold water

  • 100 gr. smoked pork or ham
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 piece of celeriac
  • 2 dl of water
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • Allspice
  • 2 pinches of marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream

1 egg for the "coating" of the surface.

Turn the oven at 225 degrees Celsius. Mix the ingredients for the pie dough, work it well and then let it "rest" as you prepare the filling. Cut the pork / ham. Coarsely grate the carrots and the celeriac. Put the carrot and celeriac in some water with 1 tablespoon of margarine and 1 pinch of salt. Let the "stripes" rinse off. Boil the eggs and chop them. Mix meat, vegetables, the chopped eggs, spices and the sour cream.

Roll out the dough (couple of mm thick) and cut out big, round plates in sizes of circa 10 - 12 cm in diameter. Add about a tablespoon of the filling on every plate and fold it as a crescent. Press the edges together with a fork and coat them with an egg. Put the good stuff in the oven for circa 12 minutes.

Serve them with salad and beer. [Editor's comment: End the meal with a shot of Unicum. Cheers!]

UPDATE 01/16/08: Read Technogypsy's post, Piroghi - the other kind just for Martin.