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Sweet and delicious, Apricot Piroshki are a tasty yeast dough pastry made from dried apricots (or prunes). Similar to Apricot Kolaches. (Пирожки с абрикосами)

Apricot Piroshki - Apricot Kolaches (Пирожки с абрикосами)

Sweet and delicious, Apricot Piroshki are a tasty yeast dough pastry made from dried apricots (or prunes). Delicious from the old country! (Пирожки с абрикосами)

Course Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine Eastern European, Russian
Servings 30 piroshki
Author Peter's Food Adventures

Ingredients

Sweet Dough Ingredients

  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 8 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream room temp
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3⅓ cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Apricot Filling ingredients

  • 250 g of dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • water
  • egg wash 2 egg yolks and 1 teaspoon whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Prepare the apricots the night before to allow enough time for rehydration. Place dried apricots into a small saucepan and fill with enough water just to cover the apricots. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover with a lid and allow to cool overnight. In the morning, strain the water and mash the apricots together. I used a stick blender or food processor to mix the apricots. Add sugar to taste. Should have the consistency of a thick Apricot jam. You can add Apricot jam
    Dried Apricots Puree for Piroshki
  2. Place sweet dough ingredients in the order listed up into your bread machine and select the dough program. It will take around 90 minutes to complete the cycle.
  3. When the sweet dough is ready, place on a floured surface and gently knead. When the dough is ready, carefully place onto a very lightly floured surface. Roll out the dough into a long sausage shape. You want to cut into pieces that are approx. the size of a golf ball, or slightly bigger (or you can pinch off golf ball pieces from the dough). You should get 24-30 pieces from this recipe. Cover pieces you aren't working on with cling wrap so they don't dry out.
    Apricot Piroshki dough
  4. Roll out the dough balls about ¼" thick into the shape of a circle, Careful not to use too much flour on the table.
  5. Place about 1 tablespoon of Apricot filling in the centre. Using a knife, cut slits on either side of the filling. Pull the edges of the slits, and cross over the filling, and through the opposite slit.
    Sweet and delicious, Apricot Piroshki are a tasty yeast dough pastry made from dried apricots (or prunes). Similar to Apricot Kolaches. (Пирожки с абрикосами)
  6. Place the piroshki on a greased baking tray on baking paper. Place the apricot piroshki in a warm place and allow to rise until they double in size. Will take about 40 minutes.
    Sweet and delicious, Apricot Piroshki are a tasty yeast dough pastry made from dried apricots (or prunes). Similar to Apricot Kolaches. (Пирожки с абрикосами)
  7. Carefully brush the piroshki with an egg wash. Place in a 350°F/180°C preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

To make and egg wash, I use 2 eggs and a teaspoon of whipping cream. Simply beat them together.