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
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
Remaining Mashed Potato
1/4 cup butter
1 onion, diced
1 Egg, for egg wash
Directions for Dough:
- Combine all dough ingredients until you form a dough (you may need to add a bit more water, if needed)
- Allow dough to sit for 30 minutes, under a wet towel.
Directions for Filling:
- Saute onions in butter until translucent
- Combine with potatoes and salt and pepper (Adjust seasoning to taste)
Directions for Knishes:
- Take about a half cup of dough and roll it out to 1/4 inch thick.
- 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.
- 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.
- Brush all the knishes with egg wash and Bake at 425 F for 20-25 minutes.