Recipe From Russia: Simple Cheese Rolls!

I have seen this in Russia before. There is as always 300,000,000 ways to make these rolls. This is a simple way and easy to make in most kitchens even when you have a small kitchen. It is a great food to experiment with and try different fillings. The one nice thing is that the rolls are fantastic just plain. So lets make some simple cheese rolls…

* 1 lb cottage cheese
* 1 egg
* 1 cap full or teaspoonful of vanilla extract
* half cup granulated sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 2 and a half cups of sifted flour

Mixing and Cooking:
Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl into a big ball of dough. (It should be slightly sticky (wet) to the touch.)

With floured hands make four separate smaller round balls of the dough.

Roll with rolling pin each ball on a well floured surface (board) into a circle shape at least a quarter of an inch thick.

Cut the circle into 8 or 12 pie like slices, then roll them up from the point to the widest side.

Bake on a greased sheet pan for 20 minutes at 325 F. Until golden brown! (Hint: they will grow in size as baked, so leave space between them.)

Pull out of oven and brush with butter and let stand a few minutes.

Time to chow down. Yummy!

Notes: You may roll jams, raisins, nuts and or just about anything up inside the dough. A fantastic inside: is sugar cinnamon and a little bit of butter rolled up inside the cheese roll.

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