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Cottage Cheese Rolls with Variations - Gluten Free

al post follows :
top left --   cheddar cheese rolls
top right -- sausage rolls
middle left -- schnetki
middle right -- platz
bottom left -- cottage cheese dough
bottom middle --  making the cheese rolls
bottom right --  making the sausage rolls

This recipe was inspired by Charlotte's Cottage Cheese Rolls 
This is my new favourite go-to recipe when I want a light flaky pastry, since this dough is wonderful to work with.
 I've shown some of the ways I use this dough, maybe you have some more.  One I didn't show is the icing glazed ones Charlotte made.

The Schnetki   'fooled' both my husband and my granddaughter that they were not the 'real' thing!
I use this dough for a Platz base -- rolling it out about 1/4"   thick to fit the pan or cookie sheet.
The cheese rolls and the sausage rolls are melt in your mouth delicious.
Not pictured is the option of using this dough for pie crusts.

The dough recipe (I usually double the recipe)

  • 1 cup julie's flour mix - or your favorite gluten free flour mix
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum 
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or less) 
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 1 egg 
  • creamed cottage cheese (to make 3/4 cup) 
  • extra sweet rice flour for handling dough
  1. Mix dry ingredients together in bowl. 
  2. Using pastry blender, cut in butter 
  3. Put egg in measuring cup and fill with cottage cheese to make 3/4 cup -- whisk together. 
  4. Add egg/cheese mix to flour and stir until a ball forms - knead until smooth using a little more sweet rice flour if needed.   Dough should still be a little sticky. I don't usually need any extra sweet rice flour.  
  5. Cover dough and chill for several hours  - at least two , its better over night.  
  6. Divide dough into parts as per desired use.   
  7.  For the cheese rolls -  one fist sized dough will roll into a 9-10" circle (dough is not more than 1/4 " thick)   Sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese before cutting with pizza cutter into 12 slices. Roll up each slice starting with wide end rolling to the tip. 
  8. For the sausage rolls , roll dough (1/4" thick)  into a rectangle and wrap sausage pieces in a 'blanket'. placing seam side down.   I used Winkler Farmer Sausage that was wonderful.   
  9. For the schnetki  click on the link (above)  to the original wheat schnetki recipe and follow the same instructions to make them.  
  10. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown.
Note:   I know some of you cannot have dairy -  I think the cottage cheese is the 'secret' success ingredient in this recipe but you could try it with a dairy substitute.    Also instead of the white bean flour you could substitute chickpea flour.    

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