Knish

Knish
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This classic Jewish snack bakes into a round pastry with a crisp crust and warm, hearty filling. 

24
Servings
123
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 2/3 Cup all-purpose flour
  • egg wash

For the cream cheese filling

  • 8 Ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

For the meat filling

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 Pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped

Directions

For the dough

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs with the salt, baking powder, and oil. Gradually add the flour, just enough to make a soft dough that is no longer sticky. You may not use all of the flour. 

Knead for about 10 minutes, until very smooth and elastic, sprinkling in a little flour if necessary. Place into an oiled bowl and turn to coat the dough.Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave for an hour.

After the dough has risen, knead 10  times and roll out into a thin layer. Cut into 3-inch rounds. 

For the cream cheese filling

MIx all the ingredients together. 

For the meat filling

Hea the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meat and season with salt and pepper. Cook until cooked throught, about 8 minutes. Add the onion and cook until transulcent. Let cool slightly.

Place 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of each round, then fold over and pinch the edges together firmly to seal them. Place on greased baking sheets, brush with the egg wash, and bake in a preheated 350 degrees for 20‑25 minutes, or until golden.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
34µg
5%
Calcium, Ca
13mg
1%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Folate, total
28µg
7%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
51mg
7%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
84mg
6%
Water
16g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%