Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cheese Pirog

Today's baking was provoked and inspired by this video of pirog making. The talented lady in the video is making a sweet pirog with creamy poppy filling, but I wanted mine to be with cheese. So, this time I decided to improvise the dough and the filling, based on my experience with the last doughs I made.

Ingredients for the dough:
  • 550 g flour + 50 g for the kneading
  • 200 ml warm milk
  • 100 g yogurt
  • 1 egg + 1 white
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7 g dry yeast

This time I decided not to activate the yeast separately, but instead sifted the flour, made a well in it, added the yeast, a tsp of sugar and the warm milk and left it to activate. In some 20 min added the rest of the ingredients and made the dough. Left it in a warm oven (50C) for an hour to rise, kneaded it and spread it in an ellipse.
For the filling I mixed 250 g white cheese and 150 g sour cream and spiced it with savory, oregano and pepper.
Cut the ellipse, placed the filling and braided it.

I placed the braid again in the warm oven (50C) to rest and rise and in 30 min glazed it with yolk and oil, set the temperature of the oven at 180C and baked the bread until the crust turned golden brown.

It's really very yummy with this creamy filling. Now I'm thinking of other fillings to try with this recipe.

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