I don't like to fire up the oven in the kitchen, when the weather is so hot. Guess I could do my baking at night, but it's easier to cook everything outside (if possible).
Bierocks are nice to have on hand for quick meals later. I can zap them in the microwave or just eat em cold.
I start with the dough..
1 1/4 cups of warm water
1 pkg active dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
2 TBS oil
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour (more if needed)
Dissolve the yeast in warm water, add sugar, oil and salt. Blend in flour... knead til smooth. (about 10 minutes) Cover and let it rest for one hour.
While the dough rises, I make the filling..
Brown 3 lbs of burger
add minced onions
also add as much shredded cabbage as you like. I start with one cup and add more if needed.
I like my bierocks to have more meat than cabbage.
Salt and pepper to taste. I like LOTS of black pepper. :)
Drain the grease from the mixture. Let the filling cool before using.
I just grab a ball of dough and roll it into about a 7 inch circle. I usually get 9 bierocks out of this recipe. Spoon in some of the cooled filling, then bring the edges together and pinch closed. I just eyeball amounts.
I like to brush the bierocks with butter before baking...
I used lump coal on this cook. Left a small amount of hot coals on the bottom and a few on the top of the dutch oven lid.
I rotate the oven and lid every so often for even cooking. Peek after 15 minutes to see how it's going. :)
This batch took 25 minutes to brown.
They smell SO good when you first open the lid. I love hot bread. :)
I use a spoon to dig one out of the pot. :)
These take awhile to prepare but it's worth the work to have several meals on hand.
Hope everyone is keeping cool and safe from flooding and storms.
It's been hot here in Oklahoma, but I'm getting rain at least once a week. The garden is doing great!
I processed a batch of game hens that I need to post about. These were "special" birds that I fed a custom feed to flavor their meat. It worked out really well.
Those of you contacting me about chicken pluckers... good luck with your builds!
Those of you contacting me about building smokehouses... hope you send pics if you get the time.
Those of you contacting me about raising shrimp. It's too late to start this year but get your orders in for juveniles the first of next year, you should be set to go.
Thanks for stopping by!