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Pumpkin shaped patties with meat and cabbage (polish recipe)

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Pumpkin Shaped rolls with meet and cabbage
Pumpkin Shaped rolls with meet and cabbage

Traditional polish recipe for patties with meet and cabbage. Inspired by autumn – in shape of mini pumpkins, they look really impressive. The patties have a dark colour thanks the whole wheat flour.


Ingredients for the pastry :

  • 2.5 cups of whole wheat flour (about 400g)
  • 40g fresh yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 3 teaspoons white sugar
  • 3 yolks (room temperature)
  • 100g butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • For egg wash: 2 yolks and 1 tablespoon of milk

Ingredients for the filling :

  • 500g cooked meat cooked, for example: beef, chicken, pork
  • Cooked vegetables: 2-3 carrots, 1 parsley, 1 onion, 1 celery, 1 small leek
  • 500g sauerkraut
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Recipe for the filling:

  1. Rinse the sauerkraut and cook until tender,
  2. After cooking drain the sauerkraut well of moisture,
  3. Grind meat, sauerkraut and cooked vegetables in a meat grinder,
  4. Season the filling with salt and ground pepper, mix all ingredients and leave it in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours,

Recipe for the the pastry :

  1. In a medium bowl mix together warm milk, sugar, 2-3 tablespoons of flour. Sprinkle yeast over the mixture and let it stand for 15-30 minutes. Yeast should foam strongly,
  2. After 30 minutes add to the bowl: remaining flour, salt, egg yolks, butter and yeast mixture,
  3. Mix ingredients together and process until dough starts to form,
  4. Shape dough into a round piece; place it in a bowl and cover the dough with a tea-towel. Leave the dough in a warm place for about 1-1.5 hours to rise (it should double its volume),
  5. Take out the dough, divide it into 16-18 balls, flatten each ball into a circle,
  6. Spoon 1 large tablespoon of filling into the centre of each circle and shape the dough into a round ball,
  7. Wrap each dough ball in kitchen twine 3 times, wrapping the twine around the dough ball not too tightly to create a pumpkin shape (similar like gift packing),
  8. Heat the oven to 180 degrees,
  9. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the patties , apply prepared egg wash to each pumpkin with pastry brush,
  10. Bake for about 30 minutes, allow patties to cool for a 15 minutes, then remove the kitchen twine gently.
Pumpkin Shaped rolls - autumn inspiration
Pumpkin Shaped rolls – autumn inspiration
Pumpkin Shaped rolls with meet and cabbage
Pumpkin Shaped rolls with meet and cabbage
Pumpkin Shaped rolls with meet and cabbage (polish recipe)
Pumpkin Shaped rolls with meet and cabbage (polish recipe)

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