Tjoasche Perieschkje Cherry Perishky (cherry filled pockets)
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1 cup milk
4 cups pitted sour cherries, drained in a sieve or colander
1 ½ cups sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch (or flour)
Preheat oven: 375°F.
Spray with baking spray or grease with shortening a large rimmed cookie sheet.
Whisk together the dry ingredients: 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt.
Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until shortening is the size of peas. Add milk and mix with a fork to incorporate all moisture. Do not over mix. Bring dough together on a clean surface and knead gently about 4 to 6 times. Place mixing bowl over the dough. Let dough rest while you prepare the filling. Dough may be covered with plastic wrap and placed in the fridge for up to 4 hours.
Mix together the 1 ½ cups sugar and 1/3 cup cornstarch in a separate container. Cherries should be well-drained. Set aside.
Roll out the dough thinly into a large rectangle. Cut the dough into 3 ½ inch squares. Place about 2 heaping teaspoons of cherries in the center. Top with a teaspoon of cornstarch and sugar mixture. Moisten the edges of the dough with a bit of water or milk. Bring diagonal corners of the dough together and press closed to form a square.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes until dough is nicely browned. Immediately remove from baking sheets and place on cooling racks.
Note: You can use any fruit or precooked meat for the inside filling. Many use fried farmer sausage (pigs in a pocket :-)
Would you like to learn more Plautdietsch? The ultimate low German dictionary ever published is still available. This amazing dictionary is the most complete reference of a language that was only used verbally for almost 500 years. Professor Jack Thiessen undertook the immense project of putting together a definitive and comprehensive dictionary to preserve this unique language. It makes a great gift for the younger generation who would like to learn and understand the spoken low German language of their parents and grandparents. It also makes a great gift for those who have forgotten many of the unique words and Plautdietsch phrases that have been used by Mennonites in the past 5 centuries. Order your copy and enjoy Plautdietsch like never before!
Be sure to follow The Menno Tribune to make sure you don't miss out on the Plautdietsch word of the day and other stories and articles.
You haven't done that yet? Na oba! Click on Leina and Hein below and it will take you to the Menno Tribune and hit the "follow" button. Daut es emm sonnst! And remember to forward the Menno Tribune facebook link to your friends and frintshoft!