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bierock sandwiches on the baking tray

Bierocks Recipe - Vegetarian

After cooking the filling (above), make the bread dough, then assemble and bake the sandwiches.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings 12 bierocks

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast Red Star dried yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

Instructions
 

  • Make the bread wrap: dissolve the sugar and yeast in warm (not hot) water in a large bowl. Let it stand for five minutes. Then, add the milk, eggs, oil, and salt. Stir gently. Add 1 cup of wheat flour and 2 1/2 cups of white flour and stir to form a soft dough. (Reserve the 1/2 cup of white flour for kneading the dough. It is very sticky).
  • Sprinkle white flour onto a bread board. Gently turn the dough onto the board and knead for 8 minutes. The dough is very sticky, so use flour as needed to sprinkle on the board, your hands, etc. to keep kneading.
  • After kneading the dough, spray cooking spray inside a clean bowl. Place the kneaded dough in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm, draft free area for an hour to rise.
  • Punch the dough down and let it sit for five minutes after it is finished rising.
  • Sprinkle flour onto the bread board. Work in small batches. Take some dough and roll it out until thin. Cut into rectangles about 4 x 6 or slightly larger if desired.
  • Place chilled filling inside the center of each dough rectangle. Then bring the sides of the dough together on a diagonal, pinching until sealed. I use a bit of water to seal the ends.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  • Place assembled bierocks seam-side down on the parchment covered baking sheet. If they are mishappen, gently pat them into rectangles or squares. Cover with a clean dish towel. Let them rest and rise again for 20 minutes while the oven preheats.
  • After the final proofing, bake bierocks for 15 minutes. They sound hollow when tapped which indicates they are done!
  • Allow to cool at room temperature and store uneaten ones in the fridge or freezer. Unused filling can be cooked or heated and added to soup broth for a tasty soup.