The evenings are getting properly chilly aren't they? It's with this weather that I start craving Siberian pelmeni. The BEST thing ever is when you come home cold and starving and remember you've got pelmeni in your freezer. In less than 10 mins, you've found comfort, love, happiness, fulfilled your wildest dreams.
Usually you'd have the whole family making these together to make a big batch and freeze some for a rainy day. They take ages to make because of their size – a proud Siberian babushka would make them so small you could fit several (afraid to mention a specific number, any takers?) on one fork. I'm not a proud Siberian babushka so I content myself with a slightly bigger version (mouthful-sized), which as a Kazakh girl I get away with 🙃
Usually these are made with pork and beef mince but I've also made them with fish, as well as a spicy lamb filling and it turned out ahmaaaahzing in bith cases. Unlike khinkali, the dough for pelmeni contains egg. Dainty delicious little things they are, especially with butter, sour cream, and dill. I also top them with adjika to add a little vavavoom. Mmmm 😋In Russia you'd pair these with vodka, what a surprise right.
Hope to have some with you guys soon, miss you loads.
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