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Knishes

 
Knishes
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Instructions on how make Knishes wrapper/dough along with a variety of filling recipes and suggestions.

Yield

24

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

60

min

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Sugar-Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons water

Directions

Sift the flour, baking -powder and salt into a bowl.

Make a well in the center and drop the eggs, oil and water into it.

Work into the flour mixture with the hand and knead until smooth.

There are two ways to fill the knishes.

In either case, divide the dough in two and roll as thin as possible.

Brush with oil.

Now you can spread the filling on one side of the dough and roll it up, like a jelly roll.

Cut into 5½ inch slices.

Here's the basics, fillings follow in the next messages.

Dough

Place in an oiled baking sheet cut side down.

Press down lightly to flatten.

Or you can cut the rolled dough in 3 inch circles.

Place a tablespoon of the filling on each; draw the edges together and pinch firmly.

Place on an oiled baking sheet, pinched edges up in either case, bake in a 375℉ (190℃) oven 35 minutes or until browned.

Makes about 24.

FILLINGS FOR KNISHES

Potato

1 cup chopped onions, 6 tablespoons chicken fat or butter, 2 cups mashed potatoes, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper.

Brown the onions in the fat or butter.

Beat in the potatoes, egg, salt and pepper until fluffy.

Cheese

5½ cups diced scallions or onions, 4 tablespoons butter, 2 cups pot cheese, 5½ teaspoons salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper, 2 tablespoons sour cream

Scallions are better than onions for this, so try to get them if you can.

Brown the scallions in the butter and beat in the cheese, egg, salt, pepper and sour cream until smooth.

Meat:

½ cup minced onions, 2 tablespoons chicken fat, 5½ cups minced meat, ½ cup cooked rice, 1 teaspoon salt

Lightly brown the onions in the fat.

Add the meat, rice, egg, salt and pepper, mixing until smooth.

Chicken

5½ cups ground cooked chicken, ¾ cup mashed potatoes, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon salt,

Mix all the ingredients until smooth.

And finally, the classic:

Potato-dough knishes

¼ cup minced onions, 4 cups mashed potatoes, ½ cup potato flour, 3 eggs 1 teaspoon salt

Brown the onions in 4 tablespoons chicken fat or butter.

Cool.

Knead together the remaining fat or butter, the potatoes, potato flour, eggs, salt and pepper.

Break off pieces (about 2 inches long) and flatten slightly.

Place a teaspoon of browned onions on each and cover by pinching the edges together.

Place on a greased baking sheet.

Bake in a 375℉ (190℃) oven 25 minutes.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 25g (0.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 10656% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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