Pelmeni – Russian Tortellini

What you need:
1 pound ground beef
• 4 tablespoons  beef broth
• 1 egg yolk
• 1 finely chopped onion
• Salt and ground pepper to taste
• Fresh pasta, recipe follows

What you do:
In a bowl combine all ingredients, except for the pasta.
• Using the fresh pasta recipe, roll out your dough either by hand or by machine.
• Cut into 3 or 4- inch rounds with a round cookie cutter.
• Place 1teaspoon into the center of each round.
• Fold back around your finger and turn down the edge to form a pelmeni.
• In half a gallon of rapidly boiling salted water add the tortellini in batches.
• Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until they float to the surface.
• Remove to a strainer to drain.

Fresh Pasta What you need:
• 4.5 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 large eggs
• 1 ½ cup water
• 1 tablespoon  melted butter
• 1/4 teaspoon salt

What you do:
By Hand:
• On a clean surface make a well with the flour.
•  In a measuring cup mix the eggs, water and salt.
• Pour the wet mixture slowly into the flour and mix with your 2 fingers until all of the wet is incorporated.
• Add melted butter.
• Do not force the dough to take all of the flour.
•  Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to rest.
By Food Processor:
• In the bowl of your food processor combine the flour and salt and pulse 2 to 3 times.
•  In a liquid measuring cup whisk the eggs, water and melted butter.
•  While pulsing the machine pour this mixture in a continuous stream and continue running the machine until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl.

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