This was on a Saturday, so I conscripted the children with their rolling pins (we have 2 child-sized ones for this very purpose and for play-doh, of course, and I'm not very careful about getting the play-doh cleaned off, it's true). They rolled all the dough into little oblong-ish circles.
My notes on the recipe indicated that "golf-ball-sized" balls of dough made bierrocks that were too big for the children's lunches. So we aimed smaller and ran out of filling twice. Twice! I was annoyed.
1. chopped, steamed broccoli mixed with a cup of strong cheese sauce (a white sauce flavored strongly with some onions, sharp cheese, and dry mustard)
2. sauerkraut, grated cheese, and mushrooms
3. peanut butter, apple butter, and raisins
Genevieve had the peanut butter ones in her lunch. It was her idea to add raisins, and she said the whole thing was tasty.
But apparently I don't have sealing skilz because most of the bierrocks leaked their filling when they were baked - or maybe that was because of the white sauce being too much liquid for this application? We'll pack lunches through this batch, and when we make bierrockas again, I'll let you know.
On one hand, it's annoying to pack lunches and does cost us money, but on the other hand, the school food is inferior and shreds our home food culture. I know my children are healthier eating home food, which is, in itself, a savings in the long run of medical expenses and missed school days and activities. So I do cheerfully pack lunches for them and only occasionally suggest mildly that they could have a school lunch.