Sunday 25 March 2012

Pirojki -Russian vegetables pasties

Pirojkis are a Russian pasty that is filled with either a meat or vegetable filling and baked. This recipe was adapted from Russian Bites

For Pastry
4 tablespoons self raising Flour
1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
1 slice white bread
pinch of salt.

For Filling
120 grams/ 4oz  precooked kidney beans
120 grams/ 4oz precooked mixed vegetables(green beans, sweet corn, carrots)
2 small mushrooms finely chopped
1 small red onion finely diced.
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
1 tablespoon tomato paste


1. Place the self raising flour in a bowl, add the salt and mix.
2. Remove the crusts from the bread and soak it in the yoghurt.
3. Add the yoghurt soaked bread to the flour and make a pliable dough adding a little water.
4. Cover the dough and leave for 3 hours.
5. Heat some oil in a pan and when it is hot add the onions.Fry until onions are translucent.
6. Add the vegetables, mushrooms and beans and cook for 2-3 minutes.
7. Add the tomato puree, salt, pepper and chilli flakes  . Add 2 tablespoons water and cook the filling for 2-3 minutes more. Slightly mash the mixture.
8. Remove from heat and leave to cool.
9. Divide the dough in to 6 equal portions.
10. Roll each portion into a 5inch circle place a generous amount of filing in the centre of the circle and fold over to form a semicircle.
11. Firmly press the edges down around the semi circle  using a fork  to secure  and seal the join.
12. Place the pasty on to a greased baking tray and repeat for remaining circles.
13.Bake in a preheated oven 350 degrees F / 175 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Serve  warm.

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Submitting to :
Flavours of Russia, event by guest hosted by Selena of Fruit carving Arrangements and food garnish


  1. interesting use of slice bread looks wonderful

  2. perfect pasties !! lovely snack !!

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  3. wow dis luks delicious...thnx for sharing a new dish it to my event "teatime"

  4. Looks delicious ..interesting one

  5. a new one... Looks interestng..

  6. Delicious snack.. Loved it..

  7. Really interesting recipe. Love the idea of making pasties with bread.

  8. looks tasty and very different to normal pasties

  9. I know nothing about Russian cuisine. This looks really tasty though.

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  11. Great variation on the pasty.

  12. I'll be trying these out, thanks for yet another fab recipe. :)

  13. These sound right up my street. Lovely!


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