Homemade Knishes

Today is Day three of Hanukkah. I am treating my husband to 8 days of Jewish treats/foods. Today I decided to make Knishes. I have only one memory of eating a Knish and that was in Buffalo, NY. This is really simple to make and makes a great side dish.


6 potatoes peeled, cut in quarters, boiled and mashed

For dough:

1 cup of mashed potato

1/4 cup of oil

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of baking powder

3 cups of flour

~1/2 cup of cold water

For Filling:

Remaining Mashed Potato

1/4 cup butter

1 onion, diced

1 Egg, for egg wash

Directions for Dough:

  1. Combine all dough ingredients until you form a dough (you may need to add a bit more water, if needed)
  2. Allow dough to sit for 30 minutes, under a wet towel.

Directions for Filling:

  1. Saute onions in butter until translucent
  2. Combine with potatoes and salt and pepper (Adjust seasoning to taste)

Directions for Knishes:

  1. Take about a half cup of dough and roll it out to 1/4 inch thick.
  2. If you want circle Knishes, cut a circle with a bowl and put about 1/3rd cup of filling in the center and pull up the dough to close. Place on baking tray with opening up.
  3. If you want square Knishes, cut a rectangle out of the dough and put about 1/3rd cup of filling in the center. Fold the short sides to the center and then fold the long sides over that. Place face down on baking tray.
  4. Brush all the knishes with egg wash and Bake at 425 F for 20-25 minutes.
Homemade Knish!

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