This month I hosted Recipes to Rival with Equal Opportunity Kitchen. We did a Ukrainian dish called Holipchi which is a little roll that is baked with a green leaf around it (the original recipe called for beet leaves but I used swiss chard) & then serves with a garlic dill sauce.
The recipe was huge so I cut it into 1/4 but still got 24 rolls. I thought the end result was tasty but I think I over cooked mine a bit as the bottom layer was a little crispy. If I made these again I wouldn't cook them with the sauce but serve the sauce over then afterwards. It seemed the sauce cooked away during cooking for me.
Swiss Chard Holopchi
Adapted from The Keld Community Ladies Club in Ashville, Manitoba.
1 1/8 t instant yeast
2 T warm water
1/4 t sugar
1/2 c scalded milk
1 c warm water
1 T melted butter
2 c flour
2 T beaten egg
1/2 T salt
1 t sugar
1 1/2 c flour plus more as needed
1. Dissolve 1 ts. sugar in 1/2 cup tepid water, sprinkle with yeast and let stand for 10 minutes.
2. To the milk-water liquid add the melted butter, dissolved yeast and 8 cups of flour. Let rise in a warm place until double in bulk (about 1 hour)
3. Add salt, beaten eggs, sugar and remaining flour.
4. Knead well until dough is smooth and top with melted butter or oil.
5. Place in a warm place and let rise until double in bulk. It will take about 2 hours. Punch down . When dough has risen to double in bulk, place a piece of dough, the size of a walnut on a beet leaf and roll up (leaving sides open)
6. Place holopchi loosely in a pot to allow for dough to rise to double in bulk again.
7. Arrange in layers, dotting each layer with butter. Pour sauce over rolls if you wish at this point of serve it with the finished rolls.
8. Cover tightly, bake in a moderate oven of 350 F for 3/4 to 1 hour.
1/2 cup butter
2 cups whipping cream
8 small onions (I used chives)
2 handfuls of chopped fresh dill (this makes the whole dish)
2-4 large cloves of garlic, chopped fine
Melt butter in saucepan. Add onions (chives) garlic, dill and cream.
Let it come to a boil and then turn down the heat.
This made 24 rolls