I accidentally bumped into an old friend of mine over the weekend on Facebook. I don´t really go to FB very often anymore, I got myself addicted to Mall World and when on FB, that´s what I occasionally do as well as look at all the new pictures people have put up.
We haven´t seen each other in 14 years I think and she always made the softest cinnamon buns ever. They were heavenly and I envied her for that. I never got it right. Mine were always so hard that you couldn´t eat them. Not sure where I went wrong but it gave me inspiration to try again yesterday. Instead of cinnamon buns I decided to make Pirukad (meat patties in English) instead. There is no good word for them in english. Meat patties or meat pastries is just so long. I will call them meaties 🙂Here is the winning recipe that I used:
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (120 degrees F)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg for egg wash
First dissolve your yeast with warm water, I researched, there are different temperatures suggested, from 110 F to 130 F) So I warmed it to 120 F before pouring the water over the dry yeast! Stir till nice and creamy, about 7 minutes.Combine the yeast mixture with flour, egg, butter, sugar and salt. I used my kitchen aid stand mixer to do so, it was pretty hard on the machine but very easy for me. The first 4 minutes I used the flat beater and then switched to dough hook for maybe 5 minutes. Then I kneaded the dough by hand because I didn´t believe that the dough hook did a very good job.Then place your dough into a bowl and lightly grease the top. I used oil spray. Let it rise for an hour.
Now let´s make filling. I used a pound of ground beef and 3 eggs. Fry ground beef, boil eggs (chop) and mix them together. It´s important to drain all the grease out before mixing in the eggs. Nothing difficult here! You can also use carrot or ham but I love the ground beef ones.
After an hour, roll out your dough. cut out circles, fill it with desired filling and close the edges, I used the “meaties” maker 🙂 Few I also made a few by hand.Don´t forget to brush egg wash over pastries.Before filling the patties, preheat the oven to 400 F. Bake 18-20 minutes or till golden brown.
This was an awesome awesome recipe! And for the first time the meaties are still soft the next day. That has never happened before 🙂 I am supper happy! I will be saving this recipe for sure and we will be eating more Pirukad now!
It will also make awesome cinnamon buns, I´m sure of it!