Karaite pies

Karaite pies

Karaite pies

Karaite pies — a favorite dish of the Crimean people and in general one of the culinary business card Crimea. However, they are also very popular in Lithuania, where a fairly large Karaite diaspora. In Lithuania, they are called kybyns (or Kibina). Dough from the Karaite crispy and the filling is very juicy.



Flour — 650 g
Butter — 250 g
Water — 200 mL
Egg — 2 pcs + 1 pc for surface lubrication
Salt — 0.5 tsp
Sugar — 0.5 tbsp
Vinegar — 1 tbsp

The flesh of mutton or beef — 600 g
Onions — 2 pcs
Pepper black ground
Sheep’s tail fat (if the meat is lean) — 100 g


1. sift the flour into a bowl. Chilled butter, finely cut or three on a coarse grater and combine with the flour, add the eggs, salt, sugar and water with vinegar and knead homogeneous soft dough.
You can do without vinegar, but it becomes more crispy dough, that is, there is the effect of the puff pastry. Wrap the dough in foil, remove 1 hour in the refrigerator.

2. Traditionally, the Karaite pies used lamb. Pork Karaites did not eat.
Therefore, if you do not like lamb flavor, it can be replaced by beef. The fat content of meat is adjustable to your liking.
If you use lean meat, add a little bit of sheep fat. This will give the stuffing juiciness and flavor of mutton.
Meat finely chop or cut (but not using a meat grinder, otherwise there will be juiciness), add to it chopped onion. Stuffing salt and pepper, mix thoroughly.

3. From the pinch off dough balls the size of a child’s fist and roll out thin cakes.
On one half of the laid a tablespoon of filling and join the edges.
Then wrap the cake edge pigtail, like a big dumpling. If you do not know how to do this, refer to the request to Google «pigtail on dumplings» or pies and view one of the videos suggested options. Typically, Google provides a large number of very short clips intelligible.

4. Sometimes in some literature I have encountered in making the recommendation Karaite pies «noses» — tucks holes for steam to escape. do it. Since in this case the juice flows ugly streaks and remains on pies, in addition, the filling remains dry, nesochnoy, and the pie without the influence of the couple does not swell and remains flat.

5. Before baking cakes grease with egg and bake at 200 degrees for half an hour. Serve hot! True, they are also very tasty cold.

Bon Appetit!

Karaite pies

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