This dish is not what it seems. It may sound like the worst version of fruitcake imaginable, but in reality it’s more like a savory bun stuffed with meat and vegetables. Don’t let the words “cabbage bread” deter you! The buns prove wonderfully portable, just right for a picnic or grabbing on the way to work, or keeping your energy up on a hike. Think of it as a sandwich without the risk of the fillings dropping out as you eat.
The cabbage filling of this dish may have originated from Russian and German immigrants long ago, but if you’re not a cabbage fan, you could put almost anything inside these buns — a sloppy joe-type filling, for instance. You could even put something sweet inside for a portable dessert.