(Russian stuffed buns)

Pirozhki is a small, delightfully filled Russian bun that is perfect as an appetizer, snack, or even as a main course. These delicious buns can be filled with various ingredients such as meat, cheese, potatoes, or vegetables. Here is a simple recipe to create your own pirozhki and enjoy the wonderful taste of Russian cuisine.


1. Prepare the dough by mixing 3 cups of wheat flour, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 2 teaspoons of dry yeast in a large bowl.
2. Add 1 ¼ cups of warm water and 2 tablespoons of melted butter to the flour mixture.
3. Mix all the ingredients well until a smooth dough forms. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour. If it’s too dry, add a little more water.
4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes elastic and smooth.
5. Place the dough in a bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel, and let it rise for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.


– 3 cups of wheat flour
– 1 teaspoon of sugar
– 1 teaspoon of salt
– 2 teaspoons of dry yeast
– 1 ¼ cups of warm water
– 2 tablespoons of melted butter
– Optional filling: ground meat, potatoes, cheese, vegetables, etc.
– Oil for frying


1. Meanwhile, you can prepare the filling. Choose your favorite filling, such as ground meat, potatoes, or cheese. Prepare the filling according to the chosen recipe.
2. Once the dough has risen, divide it into small pieces and shape each piece into a round ball.
3. Flatten each ball into a circular dough disk with a thickness of about 0.5 cm.
4. Place a tablespoon of filling in the center of each dough disk.
5. Fold the dough disk over the filling and pinch the edges together to seal the bun. Ensure there are no holes or cracks.
6. Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling.


1. Heat oil in a frying pan or pot over medium heat.
2. Place the pirozhki in the hot oil and fry them on each side until they become golden brown.
3. Once they are done, remove them from the pan and let them drain on paper towels.

Serving tips:

Server the hot pirozhki as they are or with a dollop of sour cream or tomato sauce for dipping. You can also serve them as part of a meal alongside a salad or soup. Pirozhki are perfect for buffets, picnics, or as appetizers at parties.
Enjoy these flavorful and stuffed Russian buns!

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