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For the dough:

  1. 350 g flour
  2. 1 egg
  3. 100 g softened butter
  4. 100 g cream cheese
  5. a pinch of salt

For the filling:

  1. 500 g ground beef
  2. 2 chopped tomatoes
  3. 1 finely-chopped onion
  4. 1 tbsp butter
  5. 2 cloves of peeled and finely-chopped garlic
  6. 1 tbsp dried thyme
  7. 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  8. 1 tbsp dill weed
  9. a pinch of nutmeg
  10. a pinch of cayenne pepper
  11. salt an pepper
  12. 2 egg yolks

To make dough: In a medium bowl, cut the butter into pieces and mix together with cream cheese and egg. Add the flour and salt. Form the dough into ball and refrigerate for one hour.

To make meat filling: Sauté onion and garlic in 1 tbsp butter until soft. In a bowl place the ground beef, sauteed onions and garlic, chopped tomatoes, the spices and mix well.

Roll out dough with a rolling pin. With a glass, cut out rounds.

Place 1/2 tbsp of filling on each dough circle. Fold dough over filling and firmly pinch edges to seal.

Whisk together egg yolks and 2 tbsp water; brush piroshki with egg wash.

Bake for 20-25 min (in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C) or until golden brown.