Friday, November 25, 2011

Türkische Piroggen

Piroggen or Pierogi is usually a dumpling made of stuffed dough, which is first boiled and then fried or baked. It has a number of synonyms and is served in variety of forms and tastes in different cuisines. I stuck with the name given in my Turkish cookbook :). Germany is famous for its variety of breads, cakes and baked goodies, which are often sweet. You would find it sometimes boring to have "sweet-only" Potluck parties, especially when having an Indian background and India prides itself for its spices and savory cuisines. I decided to bake them to one such Party and believe me, this Piroggen was a big hit among my friend's circle ! Here, the pastry is only baked and is quite simple to make, melt in the mouth. I am sure you would enjoy these warm Piroggen with a cup of tea on a cold winter evening.

Ingredients for about 30 Piroggen
Butter - 150 gms
Olive oil - 75 ml
All purpose flour - 275 gms
Egg - 1
Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Goat cheese - 140 gms
Parsley - 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
Egg yellow - 1 (for egg wash)
Sesame seeds

Method :
1. Combine and mix butter, oil, flour, yogurt, egg, baking powder, salt in a large bowl. Cover the dough with a foil and refrigerate for about an hour.
2. Mix the goat cheese with the parsley separately. 
3. Take out the dough and form 30 balls. Stuff a tablespoon of the cheese-parsley filling inside each and   cover the dough from all sides and roll into oval shapes or semi circular.
4. Place them in a baking tray and make the egg wash using the yolk. Sprinkle some sesame seeds for decor.
5. Preheat the oven to 180 °C and bake the Piroggen for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Serve warm. 

Note : If you are a non-veggie, try the ground meat and onions filling instead !

Iam sending this to the Winter Carnival at Tickling Palates of Radhika.


  1. Awesome photos of the pierogi's! makes me want to grab one right out of the screen.

  2. Lovely clicks and feel like grabbing one off the screen.

  3. delicious lovely filling meal and snack

  4. I absolutely love Fetakäse. It is salty and creamy. Would often want to taste such breads stuffed with feta cheese. Sure to try next time :)

  5. So perfectly made bread, yummy filling, love the pic

  6. Piroggen sounds interesting--and those pictures are simply amazing. The bread looks inviting, as if I could touch those sesame seeds on screen, ahh

  7. Great recipes youve got in here Reshmi, came to know about your wonderful blog via Muslim Food Bloggers and Ive just noticed that youre also living in Germany...Its a pleasure to know you, am a regular follower from now on:DDDDD

  8. Yumm Bake n super sfty,spongy god Bread Dear!


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