2 h Prep, 15 min Cook
Contains Eggs and more
These are traditional Latvian piradzini (bacon rolls). This recipe has been handed down from my grandma. They taste delicious, and are a great comfort food. One of my favorite foods. I can eat these for breakfast, lunch, dinner and as a snack in between, hot or cold. These fluffy goodies are delicious and get devoured quickly. Piroshki (пирожки), is a generic word for individual-sized baked or fried buns stuffed with a variety of fillings. I made mine with spekis ( which is pancetta or bacon) and these are the typical ones we have in Latvia.
- For the dough:
- For the filling:
Add yeast into a bowl, then add sugar and add half of warm milk ( not hot or cold, but luke warm) and mix and leave aside for 10-15 min to activate.
Melt your butter and set aside. In a bowl, add your egg, melted butter, rest of the milk, flour, pinch of salt, yeast mixture, and sour cream. Mix it all together until its combined.
Kneed the dough by hand for 7-10 min or in a kitchen aid mixer until its nice and soft.
Place a little bit of oil into a large bowl, coat your dough around so it can raise freely.
Cover the dough with damp towel and leave to prove for 1 - 1.30 hours.
Cut your onion finely and fry it with your pancetta or bacon. Season well, but check before how salty your bacon or pancetta is.
I like to use food processor to make the meat even smaller, but you dont have to.
When your dough has doubled in size, roll out the dough and cut same sized circles, add 1 tsp of your meat filling into the pastry. Pinch from the top and fold it in and shape into a half moon shape. place a damn towel on top of them and let them raise again.
Brush them with some egg wash ( egg mixed with a little bit of water) and bake them at 180 C/ 350 F for 10-12 min until golden. You will be able to smell them! Enjoy!
Serving Size 231.8 g
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 475.8 cals||24%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Kilojoules 1992.3 kJ||24%|
|Fat 14.4 g||22%|
|Sodium 205.4 mg||9%|
|Carbohydrate 68.4 g||23%|
|Protein 12.1 g||24%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|