Pirozhki are probably one of the most popular and versatile dishes in Russian cuisine. Whether sweet or savory, baked or fried, hot or cold, for breakfast, lunch or as a snack – the filled buns can be prepared and served in different ways. Here I show you 11 delicious piroshki recipes.
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What are piroshki?
Piroshki are boat-shaped or oval filled buns of Russian cuisine, mainly made of yeast dough. They are also common in many other Slavic countries.
Pirozhki can be baked in the oven or deep fried in a pan. The filling can be savory or sweet.
By the way, the correct spelling for the Russian buns is “pirozhki” or “pirojki”. It is pronounced as “piroshki”.
A single bun is called a piroshok (or pirozhok). Piroshki are the small form of pirogi.
Homemade filled buns in the USSR
Already in the Soviet Union piroshki, along with vatrushka, Plushki and sochniki, were widespread everywhere. Housewives made them not only for their families, but also for sale.
You could buy the freshly made buns at the markets, train stations or beaches. But also in school and work canteens they could not be missing, just like the shortbread rings with peanuts, the semolina casserole and the slices “Shkolnoe”.
Basic dough recipe
The dough according to GOST consisted of water, flour, fresh yeast, vegetable oil, some sugar and salt. This dough was used to make pirozhki in the Soviet Union, which you could get at any corner.
Now there are many different recipes for the dough, including kefir, yogurt and milk. Fresh yeast is often replaced by dry yeast.
But you can also prepare the buns with fresh fruits.
How to serve and store?
The Russian piroshki can be served in many ways. They taste delicious both hot and cold. Moreover, they can be eaten comfortably by hand.
Hearty pirozhki are ideal as a main meal, for example with a vegetable salad, or as a snack between meals.
Sweet piroshki you can serve for breakfast or, with a cup of tea, for dessert.
In addition, both sweet and savory pirozhki are perfect to take on the go.
The filled buns will still taste delicious in the days to come. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Depending on your taste, you can warm them up briefly in the oven or microwave before serving.