two cups of milk,warmed
one tablespoon of white sugar
one tablespoon of active dry yeast
two tablespoons of butter,melted
one teaspoon of salt
six cups of all-purpose flour
one tablespoon of butter
1/2 medium head cabbage,finely chopped
six hard-cooked eggs,chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Place 1/2 cup of milk in a cup or small bowl. Stir in sugar and sprinkle yeast over the top. set aside until foamy, about 10 minutes. Pour the remaining milk into a large bowl
Add the melted butter, egg,salt and one cup of flour to the large bowl with the milk.stir in yeast mixture. mix in flower 1 cup at a time until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl but doesn’t stick to your hands. cover the bowl loosely and set it in a warm place to rise for about an 1 hour. dough should almost triple in size.
while you wait for the dough to rise, melt the remaining butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cabbage and cook, stirring frequently stirring, until cabbage has milted. mix in the eggs and season with salt and pepper. continue to cook, stirring occasionally until cabbage is tender. set this aside for filling.
Place the risen dough onto a floured surface and gently into a long snake about 2 inches wide. Cut in to one inch pieces and roll each piece into a ball. flatten the balls by hand until they are 4 to 5 inches across. Place a spoon full of cabbage filling in the center and fold in half to enclose. pinch the edges together to seal in the filling.
preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line one o r two baking sheets with aluminum foil place the pirozhki onto the baking sheet, leaving room between them for them to grow.
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.