Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tvorogli pechenye (Cottage cheese biscuits)
This biscuits remind me my childhood, we used buy them at school's cafeteria and enjoy during break times:) I don't know about the origin of this recipe, but I decided to post it in this blog, as this recipe is very popular in Uzbekistan. These biscuits are soft inside, a little crunchy outside, flavorful and soo yummy!!!
I made them out of my own cottage cheese, but you can always use ready made cottage cheese from the market. In case, if you are interested in my cottage cheese recipe, it is here.
200 grams of cottage cheese
200 grams of butter
Half a tsp of baking powder or baking soda
Pinch of salt
About 2 cups of plain flour
Finely grate cottage cheese, using the smallest eye of the grater. Chop up soft butter with cottage cheese, then add in egg and mix well. Add in baking powder, salt and mix again. Gradually add in flour, just to shape soft, but not sticky dough. I can't tell the exact amount of flour, as it depends on the size of the egg and the texture of the cottage cheese, so just pay attention that dough is soft enough, but not too sticky-it must be comfortable to work with. Wrap the dough and put in fridge for an hour. Then, divide the dough in three-four parts and roll out each piece separately. Cut out circle shapes using cookie cutter or just regular glass. Layer some sugar on a flat plate. You can use white or brown sugar, doesn't matter. In Uzbekistan we mostly use white sugar, but I prefer to use brown sugar. Layer one circle on top of the sugar, softly press with the palm of your hands, then fold the sugary side in, then again fold, again sugar side in, at the end, sprinkle some sugar on top.
Bake in preheated oven, using medium heat, until nice light golden in color. Mmmm, yummy!
Enjoy with your family and friends!