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Latvian Bacon Buns - Pīrāgi



80 portion(s)


  • 500 grams Milk
  • 20 grams Butter
  • 75 grams cream
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 750 grams Baker's Flour
  • 15 grams dried instant yeast
  • 1 egg

The Filling

  • 1 1/2 onions, (approx 270 grams)
  • 20 grams Butter
  • 500 grams smoked bacon or speck, (diced finely)
  • Salt and pepper, (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds

Egg Glaze

  • 1 egg, (whisked together with a little milk)
  • 6
    3h 10min
    Preparation 3h 0min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1.
    Place milk, butter, cream, sugar and cardamom into the mixing bowl and heat 4 mins / 40°C / sp 1

    Add flour, yeast and egg. Combine 15 sec / sp 3 then knead 2 mins /

    Dough will be soft and sticky. Place into a bowl and cover with gladwrap
    Leave to prove in a warm place to double in size. This maybe 1/2 to 1 hour depending on the weather

    Meanwhile clean and dry the TM mixing bowl and prepare the bacon filling
  2. The Filling
  3. 5.
    Cut onion into quarters and place in TM mixing bowl. Chop 3 sec / sp 5. Scrape down sides of the bowl

    Add butter and sauté for 3 mins / 120°C / sp 1

    Add the diced bacon, salt and pepper (to taste), and the caraway seeds. Combine 10 sec / / sp 2
    Remove from the TM bowl and cool
  4. Assemble the Pīrāgi
  5. 8.
    Knock down the dough and divide into 4 equal amounts. Roll one ball into a long sausage and cut into 5 even pieces. Now cut each of these pieces into 4 pieces. You will now have 20 pieces. (You will be repeating this process with the other three balls when you have finished working with this first 20)

    Using a smooth drinking glass, roll out your first dough piece on a floured surface until it resembles an oval shape

    Place one small teaspoonful of the filling onto the middle of the oval shape and press edges tightly together. Form into a crescent or pillow shape

    Place onto a lined baking tray with the pressed seam on the bottom (See pictures above)
    Repeat this process until all are assembled

    Cover trays with a tea towel and stand in a warm place for 1/2 hour to rise or double in size

    While these are rising, heat oven 220°C.

    In a small bowl, whisk egg and milk together with a fork. Use a pastry brush to coat each Pīrāgi lightly

    Bake 10 minutes

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Heating frozen Pīrāgi
When heating frozen Pīrāgi, place in an oven bag and heat 150°C for 10 minutes
ONLY FOR 20 SECONDS - (otherwise they become rubbery)

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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