BM# 75: A-Z Bake Around the World: Day 11
Bake of the Day: K for Knish
Country: Eastern European
Today I have a savory pastry from Eastern Europe called Knish. It is a snack that is sold by street vendors in urban areas with a large Jewish population. It is a pastry that consists of a filling covered with dough and it is either baked, grilled or deep fired. Of course I baked mine since we are doing baking marathon.
The outer crust is made with flour and mashed potatoes — which makes it very tender and flaky. The crust has baking powder as leaving agent — that helps in making it tender. Traditionally it is made with all purpose flour (and mashed potatoes), but I had to add some wholewheat flour. The filling is usually made with mashed potato, ground meat, sauerkraut, onions and cheese. Other varieties of fillings include sweet potatoes, black beans, broccoli, tofu or spinach. I made the knish with mashed potato and spinach.
I followed the recipe from Vegan with a vengeance cookbook. The filling was a little bland to my taste, so may be next time I make it I will add some Indian spices to it. These are best served warm, but can be refrigerated and reheated in the microwave.My potato loving family really liked these knish. My son loved these and had them with some ketchup. They are great to serve as an after school snack or a tea time treat.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 75.