Piroshki, Piroshki, Piroshki

So last night I had some ground beef to use up and I was trying to think of something new to do with it when I remembered this awesome little bakery in Pike’s Place Market called Piroshki, Piroshki. They sell, yep you guessed it – piroshki. I haven’t been there in a long while, but I remember the food being amazing. They seemed simple enough, just meat filled rolls, so I decided to give a shot at making them myself.

I started by priming a packet of yeast in half a cup of warm water, about 10 to 15 minutes till it’s foamy – you know the drill. The wet portion of the dough consisted of 1 cup milk, 3 eggs, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 2 Tbsp sugar, and 1 tsp salt – all gently heated and whisked together in a saucepan.

This wet mixture was added to two cups of flour in the KitchenAid with a dough hook and mixed till mostly consistent. The sides had to be scraped every so often with a rubber spatula. Next a third Continue reading


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Welcome to Matthewtopia

Welcome to my new blog. My name is Matt, and it’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m just getting started so it’s difficult to describe completely what this blog is about, but let me see if I can name off a few things.

First off, I like to cook. Many of the upcoming posts will chronicle my adventures in the kitchen. Whether it’s making fresh pasta, slow roasting a leg of lamb, steaming some shellfish, or brewing some beer – my plan is to present you with the methodology of what I’m doing along with some shiny pictures.

Also, my personal life will also be present. Now I don’t know at this point how much I want to reveal about myself to the open public. That’s just something that we’ll be playing by ear.

And as an added bonus you get to put up with the ocassional rant if I’m feeling particularly adamant about something.

I suppose that’s all I have for my first post. Drop by again soon for updates as I figure out the various tools and workings and whatnot of wordpress.


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