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Meat buns

Type: Appetizers
Servings: 8
Ready in: 2 hours
Calories: High
The farinaceous food is widely common in Ukrainian cuisine. The one of the most popular dishes is buns (pyrizhky). They are crescent-shaped or long-shaped stuffed pastry buns. In old times, they were the protagonist of every feast in Ukrainian house.
Buns can be baked or fried; made of yeast dough or short pastry; they can be sweet or savory. Also they can have different stuffing. For example, savory buns are filled with meat, potatoes, cabbage, salo, haricot beans, or liver. The sweet one is cooked with apples, apricots, cherries, plums, strawberries, cheese. As a rule, savory buns are fried, and the sweet buns are baked.
The buns are great appetizers, as well as a main course. The sweet buns are served as dessert.

Ingredients

Beef 500 g
Onions 2 pieces
Vegetable oil 50 g
Dairy butter 50 g
Egg 3 pieces
Salt 1 tsp
Flour 800 g
Milk 0.5 l
Yeast 0.5 g
Margarine 150 g
Sugar 150 g

 

Stages of cooking

1
Cook the meat; then mince it.
2
Slice the onion, and then fry it in the preheated frying pan with vegetable oil.
3
Mix mince meat and fried onion until completely combined.
4
Melt the margarine, and then add the yeast; stir well in the mixing bowl.
5
Add the eggs and sugar in the mixing bowl; still well. Add the flour gradually and don’t stop stirring.
6
Put the well-stirred dough to rest for 40 mins. Then stir it one more time and put aside for 1.5 hrs.
7
Shape balls from the dough.
8
Flatten each ball.
9
Put one tablespoon of mince meat in the middle of the flattened ball.
10
Gather the dough up around the filling by pleating along the edges.
11
Brush the baking tray with dairy butter and put buns there. Whip the egg and brush the buns with it. Heat oven to 180C; and bake buns for 40 mins or until they have a golden crisp.

 

 

 

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