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Pelmeni Boiled Pasties
Russian Boiled Pasties!
2 cups flour
1 cup milk or water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbls. vegetable oil
3 eggs
250g beef
250g pork
1 onion


Pelmeni is a sort of little boiled pasties. For Russians, its a kind of snack food. You can buy them in the shops, but its nothing compared to the home-made version! Pelmeni are kept frozen very well and you can cook them quickly.

Grind beef and pork twice in a meat chopper. Then add chopped onion, salt, and pepper. To make mincemeat more tender and juicy, add a bit of milk. Reserve.

Mix flour with eggs and milk, salt, and oil until a soft dough forms. Knead on a floured surface until dough is elastic. Take some dough and make a 'sausage' about 1 inch in diameter. Divide into pieces (1 inch thick). Roll each piece so that they are 1/16 inch thick. Take a glass or a cup (2 inches in diameter) and make rounds with its help on the dough.

Fill each round with 1 tsp. of the mincemeat, fold into half-moons. Pinch edges together and connect the opposite sides.

Pelmeni can be frozen to be cooked later. You can keep them in the freezer for a long time. They can also be cooked immediately. To cook pelmeni, boil much water, as they can stick to each other. Salt water. Carefully drop pelmeni into boiling water. Don't forget to stir them from time to time. Boil for 20 minutes. Pelmeni are served with butter, sour cream or vinegar, and ketchup.

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