Beliashi

Recipe by superbuna
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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 16 pieces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl soften yeast in 1/4 cup of the lukewarm milk with the sugar. Let it stand a few minutes, stir to dissolve completely; set it aside for 5-8 minutes till it's foamy.
  • Pour flour into a deep mixing bowl & make a well in it. Pour the yeast mix & remaining flour into the well and mix well, beating vigorously till a stiff dough forms.
  • Remove dough to lightly floured board and knead about 10 minutes till dough is smooth & elastic.
  • Place in buttered bowl, cover with towel & allow to rise about 45 minutes or until dough doubles in bulk.
  • The Filling.
  • Combine beef, onions, salt & pepper and mix well.
  • Assembly:.
  • On lightly floured board roll out dough to 1/8" thickness & cut out 16 circles with a 4-1/2 inch cookie cutter.
  • Place 5 teaspoons of filling on each circle & moisten the edges with cold water.
  • Fold up all edges of the dough, enclosing the filling & making a flat, round cake.
  • Heat oven to 250 degrees.
  • In a 10 to 12 inch heavy skillet set over high heat melt 3 tablespoons butter in 2 tablespoons oil till hazy;.
  • Add half of the flat cakes & cover the pan.
  • Reduce heat to moderate and cook cakes about 10 minutes on each side and are crisp & brown.
  • Transfer to ovenproof platter and keep warm while you cook the other half of the cakes, adding remaining butter & oil to pan if needed.
  • Serve at once.
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