Russian Shaneshky

February 25, 2018

 

 

Prep time   : 2 hours

Cook time : 30 minutes

 

Ingredients

 

For dough
11/2 cups Maida
1tsp          Yeast
4tbsp       Melted unsalted butter 
1                Egg
1/6 cup     Sugar
1/2tsp       Salt
1/3 cup     Lukewarm milk

 

For stuffing
2tbsp       Soaked cashews
2tbsp       Soaked walnuts
2tsp         Black currants
1 medium sized potato boiled and peeled
1tsp crushed garlic 
1/4 cup chopped dil leaves
2tsp         Maggi masala
Salt to taste 
1 tsp          Black pepper powder
1tbsp        Cheese spread
1/4 cup    Sour cream
2tbsp       Grated cheese

 

For egg wash 
1 egg beaten

 

Method

  • Activate the yeast by mixing 1tsp of active dry yeast to 1tbsp of milk and 1tsp sugar. Keep aside for 15minutes.

  • In a mixing bowl sieve flour and add salt and sugar to it.

  • Now add the remaining milk, butter,egg and activated yeast and knead the dough.

  • Keep stretching and kneading until a smooth dough is formed. Cover the dough and allow it to rest for 1 hour. 

  • For filling : In a grinder put all the ingredients except black currants, dil leaves, black pepper powder,sour cream and grated cheese. Blend to a fine paste. Now add black currants, dil leaves and black pepper powder . Give it a good churn. Once the dough has doubled in size degas it and divide it into 4 equal parts. Shape it round and make it hollow from the centre and thick from sides. Fill the hollow space with the filling and top it with sour cream and grated cheese. Now cover them with a damp cloth and put to rest again for 15 minutes.

  • After 15 minutes give each Shaneshky egg wash with the beaten egg on the dough surface.

  • Bake it in a preheated oven at 200c for 25-30 minutes till the dough surface turns golden. 

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