A New Teddy Giveaway and A Recipe For Bierocks

The winner of last week's giveaway for the dishes is: AngieB!!! Send me your info and I will ship them right out. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and if you are not already a follower, sign up to follow. The winner will be announced next Saturday and a new giveaway will be posted at that time.

Bierocks (BEER-ocks) are buns which are filled and baked with a meat and cabbage filling. All over the world there are different versions of meat wrapped in pastries which were usually made for workers to take in their lunch pales. These originated in Russia. The filling is made by sauteing onions in a bit of oil until translucent. Then ground beef is added and cooked until brown. Then a head of thinly sliced cabbage is added and this is cooked until the cabbage wilts. This mixture is seasoned with salt and pepper and garlic powder. Then 3 T. of dijon mustard is stirred in and 3 cups of shredded cheddar is added. Stir this all together and let it cool.

The dough is made by pouring 1 1/2 cups of milk into the bowl of your mixer. Add 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 tsp. of salt, 1 heaping tsp. of instant rise yeast, 8 T. melted butter, 2 eggs and 6 cups of bread flour. Knead this until it pulls away from the side of the bowl. Place in an oiled bowl and turn it to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise until double in bulk.

Oops...some of these pics are out of order. Here is the shredded cabbage.

Here it is when the cheddar is added.

Split the dough into 12 pieces.

Press each out into a circle and add a large glop of the filling in the middle of each piece of dough.

Pull the dough up and around the filling and pinch together. Then give it a little twist to seal and place seam side down on a parchment covered cookie sheet.

Let them rest for about 15 minutes and then place in a 350 degree oven. Bake for about 30 minutes until they are golden.

If you don't want them to join together, space them wider apart and use more cookie sheets. This is what they should look like when they come out of the oven.

Brush them with melted butter when they are still warm.

These can be eaten warm but are excellent at room temperature. They are great to take on picnics.

I've made these with sauerkraut rather than cabbage for a bit of a tangier flavor. You could leave the cabbage out altogether if you wish. You could also add all kinds of other sauteed vegetables and use cheese other than cheddar.


Autumnforest said…
The candleholder is adorable! Love the recipe. Just got a molar removed and can't eat hard foods yet, tummy is rumbling now! Gotta try that!
These look heavenly. WIll be making this is the next few days. Thanks. I like this better than the Canadian Meat Pies that I make.
Pricilla said…
There is nothing much better than cabbage and burger if you ask me.
Congratulations to AngieB!
Those bierocks must be perfect as a snack while waiting for something more too! Personally I would go for cabbage instead of sauerkraut though.
Have a great day now!
Ellie said…
Cute candle holder. And the recipe sounds delicious.
Congratulations to AngieB on winning the latest Teddy's Treats!

Delightful candle holder!

Bierocks hmmm....kinda sorta like Chinese egg rolls. Russian egg rolls. They look yummy good.

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.

Blessings & Happy

xoxo to Teddy Fluffs
Felinae said…
Oh yummy, I love Bierocks, we used to serve in the deli at work. Thanks for the recipe :D
Sharlene T. said…
Great candlestick holder! I can see the 'time to retire' little fellow, right now! And, wow, what a great recipe! I love food cooked in doughs. And with my all time favorite, cabbage, this is definitely on my next to fix list. Thank you, so much, for sharing.
These looked so good reading through the recipe and looking at the photos...will have to try them out on a cooler day as it's nearing 90 degrees and using the oven is not an option.
Carapace said…
Oh, my-- now I have to find a way to make them with a coconut flour crust! I had almost forgotten about these lovelies...
Nydia said…
Cute candleholder, Jaz, very witchy. If I can replace the meat for chicken, I can try this recipe!

Kisses from us.
Millie said…
That is a fascinating recipe. I've never heard of anything like that. It would be fun to try.
Divaeva said…
What a fantastic candle holder...I have a smalller one I found at a thrift store....doesn't even begin to compare to your fantabulous finds! I was just bragging about your beautiful garden to my sister, who is visiting and my roomate...as if it were my own! (ok, maybe my beastly jealously may have slipped thru a few times) I so adore your gardens and most delicious looking cooking...all things I have no time for - so I live thru you beautiful lady!
Bronny said…
I like the candle holder - quite special.
I love the recipe too...I might try it next weekend..wait - I have half a cabbage in the fridge now..I could make this during the week...hmmmm
I'll have to go looking for the rest of the ingredients...
Thanks for the idea!
The Captain said…
The candle holder is awesome. I love looking at your yard (I'm jealous of it) and seeing your recipes. I'm not much for posting nothing posts, but I'm a loyal reader of your blog.
Mystica said…
Gorgeous cooking you do! And what a beautiful candle holder.
That candlestick is gorgeous! *^_^* Also, I may have to try a vegetarian Shepherd's Pie filling in place of the meat in your recipe. That sounds delectable!
Beth said…
Oh my thats pretty! Once again you get the coolest things!
Marie S said…
Yumm yum yumm stomache is rumbling.
Please enter me in the drawing.
Thank you.
Melodie said…
Yes,yes I would like to win!
Carol said…
Adorable candlestick and that recipe sounds so yummy and filling. Definitely have to give it a try real soon. Just discovered your blog and I'm liking I see.
oh...these look great...love the cheddar cheese addition...john would love these....they are on my list....