Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Time for pirozhki

Whenever Mum comes to stay with us, I ask her to cook for me. Pirozhki is her speciality. Pirozhki are little pies (in Russian). She makes them with puff pastry, minced beef and rice. The beef is fried with finely chopped onions and herbs, mixed with cooked rice. The pastry is glazed with an egg yolk. They are delicious either hot or cold, and I love eating them with a bit of sour cream. Pure indulgence. This is a kind of comfort food that takes me straight into my childhood.

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