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Cheese Pastries

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Joanna Cismaru

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 cups 250 g all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 114 g butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp 4.2 g sugar
  • 1/2 tsp 3 g salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp 3 g yeast
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water

Filling

  • 1 cup 100 g shredded feta cheese
  • 1 cup 113 g ricotta cheese

Other

  • 4 tbsp 40 g blueberry jam (optional)
  • 1 egg for brushing

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the water, sugar and yeast together and let it sit until the yeast bubbles.
  • In another small bowl mix the egg and the butter.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, add the flour, salt and mix. Add the butter/egg mixture and the yeast mixture and using the paddle attachment, mix it all together until everything is well incorporated. The dough will be fairly soft.
  • Place the dough into an oiled bowl and rub some of the oil all over the dough. Let it rise in a warm place until it doubles in size.
  • In the meantime combine the ricotta cheese and feta cheese together.
  • Divide the dough into 4 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Flatten each ball so that it's about 4 inches in diameter. Place a quarter of the cheese mixture in the middle then fold up the sides of the dough to fully cover the cheese. Flatten the dough, so that it's about 4 inches in diameter again. Using a knife cut the dough, leaving about one inch in the middle, making about 12 slits all the way around.
  • Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Let the pastries rise a bit for another 30 minutes.
  • Brush the pastries with egg wash and add a tbsp of blueberry jam in the middle of each pastry.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes, or until golden brown.