|The Recipe Bin: Russian - Appetizers & Snacks|
|In medium bowl, with hand, knead cream cheese, flour, and butter until smooth. Shape dough into
ball; wrap in plastic wrap or foil; refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, hard-cook 1 egg; chop.
In 10" skillet over high heat, cook ground beef and onion until meat is browned and all pan juices evaporate. Remove skillet from heat; stir in sour cream, pickle relish, salt, dill weed, pepper, chopped egg, and ¼ cup water; set aside.
On floured surface with floured rolling pin, roll dough 1/8" thick. With floured 2¾" round cookie cutter, cut out 20 dough rounds. Repeat with remaining dough and trimmings to make about 50 dough rounds in all.
Onto on half of each round, place one tsp of meat mixture. In cup, with fork, beat remaining egg; brush edges of dough round with some egg; fold dough over filling. With fork, firmly press edges together to seal; prick tops; brush with remaining egg. Arrange pastries on ungreased cookie sheet, about 1" apart. If not serving right away, cover with foil and refrigerate.
To serve, preheat oven to 425°F. Bake pastries 10 minutes or until golden.
|Makes approximately 50 servings.|