Cheese curd pastry recipe: perfect for breakfast, and weddings

Small and tasty cakes suitable for breakfast as well as a wedding

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Small round cakes with different fillings are very popular in the Czechia, as well as surrounding countries. You can buy them in bakeries as grab-and-go pastry or they are essential for weddings as "výslužka", which is a box of wedding sweets to take home.

I love cheese curd, poppy, and walnuts ones. Today, I will share the recipe for cheese curd filling, but really, you can use everything including Nutella, jam, apples... anything.

Cheese curd pastry

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CuisineCzechia
MealBreakfast

Ingredients

  • 700g flour
  • 30g fresh yeast
  • 250ml of milk
  • 280g of sugar
  • 200g of butter
  • 5 eggs
  • salt
  • lemon peel
  • 500g of cheese curd
  • 100g of raisins
  • brandy

Instructions

Dough

  1. Warm milk at 35 degrees Celsius. Add yeast, salt and 80g of sugar, and let it grow for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Melt 100g of butter.
  3. Mix 500g of flour, melted butter, lemon peel, 2 eggs and the yeast mixture together and prepare the dough until it's smooth and not sticky. If necessary, add some flour.
  4. Leave it to grow/prove for at least one hour.
  5. Divide the dough into small parts and prepare balls with diameter approximately 8 cm. Place it on oiled baking sheet and force a hole in the middle (see the picture).
  6. Take one egg and whip it. Smear the whipped egg on the dough rings and then fill the holes with filling and streusel.
  7. Bake at 170 degrees Celsius for approximately 20 minutes.

Filling

  1. Pickle the raisins in brandy for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Mix cheese curd, 2 eggs, 100g of sugar, and raisins with brandy together and let it rest for a while. It shouldn´t be runny.
  3. Fill the dough with the mixture, it is usually one full soup spoon per cake.

Streusel

  1. Melt 100g of butter. Add 100g of sugar and 200g of flour into hot butter and prepare crumbly mixture.
  2. Add the streusel on the top of cheese curd filling.

Recipe by

Simona Poláková

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