As part of Flashback Friday I have used this pastry recipe and baked up some savory appetizers instead of this sweet version. Anyway you make it, sweet or savory, this is a great recipe. Scroll all the way down to see what I have added. Baking directions remain the same.
I have been making these tasty rolls for almost 30 years now. My cousin Anne has shared the recipe with many of us. It can served on a tray of dainties glazed with a thin layer of icing, or with out the glaze and serve them alongside a bowl of soup and salad. Whether you choose to serve them sweet or savory, they are delicious! A very quick and easy to make recipe that is very popular among our circles and in our churches, but perhaps for some of you it is a new recipe. This recipe can be made ahead and frozen before you bake it guaranteeing freshly baked warm rolls.
- 2 cups of unbleached flour
- 1 1/2 cups of creamed cottage cheese (1% works fine too)
- 1 cup butter or hard margarine
- pinch of salt optional
- With a pastry blender cut the butter into the flour and salt if using.
- Add the cottage cheese and knead into a ball of dough just comes together like you would for biscuits.
- Divide dough into 4 equal parts.
- Chill the dough for a few hours as this dough is very soft and sticky if you don't
- Roll each ball into a 10-12" circle. Cut into 12 equal pieces.
- Starting at the wide end roll towards the narrow.
- Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze.
- Take them out of the freezer. Preheat the oven to 350 and bake for 20-30 minutes (no need to thaw them first). When they get golden brown flecks they are done. So watch your oven carefully. Each oven bakes slightly different hence the time difference.
- Serve them plain or glazed.
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 3-4 tablespoons milk
- Mix these ingredients together and lightly brush over warm rolls.
Try making the dough and roll little sausages in the pastry for a tasty treat.
Or how about using the pastry for making some Turnovers with your choice of filling. These are Tuna turnovers.....very tasty.
Check out Julie's Gluten Free version here.