Magazine article Russian Life

Shangi / [Phrase Omitted]

Magazine article Russian Life

Shangi / [Phrase Omitted]

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Shangi is a traditional baked good from Siberia and Urals, an open pie with yeasted dough.

DOUGH

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
Sugar and salt to taste
1/2 tablespoon quick rising or fresh yeast
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

FILLING OPTIONS
2 cups cooked mashed potatoes, or 2 cups farmer's cheese mixed with 2-3
tbs sugar, a bit of salt and one raw egg, or 2 cups cooked mashed sweet
potatoes
Warm the water and milk, then add the sugar and salt, and then slowly
dissolve in the yeast when the liquid is about 100-105[degrees] F.
After the liquid starts to bubble, add flour.
Now it is time to add the flour. Grandmother's recipe said to add "as
much flour as the dough will take." We offer a more precise
measurement, but don't be afraid to add a bit more or less if the dough
seems to wet or dry, respectively.
Knead the dough for four or five minutes and then form it into a ball
and coat with the vegetable oil. … 
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