Friday, September 18, 2009

Plachinta

By Jane Davenport

This is a recipe I got from my mother. Grandma Walz use to make it. I remember eating some when she lived in mom and dad's trailer court. She had them all over her table and they looked so cool. Mom has perfected them also. Dad likes them with pumpkin pie flavor in them, but I really like the original version. This is a memory food for my mother!

The pumpkin has to be from a fresh pumpkin. Canned will not work it is too fine.

Cook the pumpkin until done. Sauté onion (amount varies with your taste) in a little oil, add these to the pumpkin and add some salt and pepper. Add a little sugar but not too much. Then after it mixed spoon off excess water that has accumulated.

Dough for Crust
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder

Mix flour, sugar and baking powder. Add wet ingredients to flour mixture and mix to soft dough that can be rolled out. Make a ball then roll out the dough into 6 to 8 inch round and put pumpkin mixture in the middle. Fold over one half and seal edges with a fork to form a turnover.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minute or until light brown.

Eat and enjoy!! This is really good.

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