Knish (pronounced kin-nish) was made popular in America by Jewish immigrants and has roots in Eastern Europe. It has a dense and flavorful dough that is stuffed with various fillings, most often mashed potato, meats or cheese. I love eating mashed potatoes that are finished in the oven, leaving a slightly crisp, hearty textured crust at the top. That is sort of what this tasted like.
And it paired perfectly with our salami sandwiches, which I decided this year to eat in a purist fashion with only the meat and delicious fresh bread.
Thank you to the Schwarzbach family for the delectable food! I hope to visit NYC in the near future as I travel for work.