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Karl’s Chicken Florentine Bierock

I love stuffed breads, whether you call them a samsa, a pasty, a samosa, or a bierock—the major difference between all of these pockets is the type of bread used to wrap the savory filling. A bierock is not now, nor has it ever been haute cuisine, it is essentially a workingman’s lunch. When you are working, traveling, or having some kind of festival event, you do not always have time to sit down for meal. Having a meal in a neat, sealed bread package that you can slip into a pocket or pouch is a solution that many cultures have discovered.

Karl’s Chicken Florentine Bierock

Karl’s Chicken Florentine Bierock

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Karl’s Beef and Spinach Bierocks

Eilene’s friends are coming over again—one has just returned from visiting family in the Philippines. The last two times I have made dinner for them it has been pasta—a tomato based sauce and an Alfredo sauce. I wanted to do something different and I have not made bierocks in quite a while, Eilene liked the idea.

Karl’s Beef and Spinach Bierocks

Karl’s Beef and Spinach Bierocks

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Karl’s Venezuelan Pernil Arapas

A while ago, Jan went to Napa and came back raving about Pica Pica’s arepas. She demanded that I learn how to make these make these South American pocket breads. I did my best, based only on her description and what I could find on the internet. Last week, we went up to San Francisco and I actually got to try one of Pica Pica’s arepas.

Karl’s Venezuelan Pernil Arapas

Karl’s Venezuelan Pernil Arapas

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Karl’s Chicken Apple Sausage Bierock

Saturday was Halloween and the possibility of an uninterrupted, sit-down dinner were slight.  I decided to make pocket breads to have a “grab and go” meal, between trips to answer the front door. A new variation of a bierock was the obvious answer.

Karl’s Chicken Apple Sausage Bierock

Karl’s Chicken Apple Sausage Bierock

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Karl’s Chicken Curry Hand Pies

A few day ago I posted a berry hand pie recipe. One of my followers asked if I had done a savory pie with this dough. While I sent her links to my pocket breads with a raised doughs—bierock, taco, and baozi—I thought, “Why not?” I decided to do a California Fusion chicken curry in a biscuit dough hand pie.

Karl’s Chicken Curry Hand Pies

Karl’s Chicken Curry Hand Pies

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Karl’s Pocket Tacos

I love the very idea of a meal wrapped up in a neat package of bread. Anyone who has been following my blog recently will have noticed than I am on a pocket bread binge—Chicken Curry Pastybierock, better bierock, California Fusion guo kui. Today, I decided on a Cal-Mex Fusion taco bun.

Karl’s Pocket Tacos

Karl’s Pocket Tacos

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Karl’s Better Bierock

A bierock is not now, nor has it ever been haute cuisine, it is essentially a workingman’s lunch. When you are working, traveling, or having some kind of festival event, you do not always have time to sit down for meal. Having a meal in a neat, sealed package that you can slip into a pocket or pouch is a solution that many cultures have discovered.

Karl’s Better Bierock

Karl’s Better Bierock

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Venezuelan Arepas (corn pocket breads)

Jan went to Sonoma a few weeks ago and while she was there she went to a Venezuelan restaurant, Pica Pica. She came back raving about arepas, Venezuelan corn pocket breads. I was ordered to learn how to make them.

Venezuelan Arepas (corn pocket breads)

Venezuelan Arepas
(corn pocket breads)

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