Cooking with Love

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cheese Pocket Pastries

My daughters favorite. I do omit the raisins, as she isn't a raisin person.
The dough is very easy to work with.
The only problem is the cheese - well not for me - as I use an Israeli cheese fit for this recipe. But for anyone abroad - I haven't a clue as to which cheese should be used, but it should be a soft, dy low fat cheese. I would dare and even try it with cottage cheese - that may work....

rolled out square
Two opposite sides brought together
Third side brought to the middle
And the pocket (looks more like a homeade envelope)
Sprinkled with powdered sugar
and someone stole a bite
Karin Goren's Cheese Pockets
500 grams all purpose flour
2 tsp. self active yeast
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup warm milk
3 egg yolks
grated peel of 1/2 a lemon
120 grams melted and cooled butter
1 tsp salt
Mix together all the dough ingredients for about 5-10 minutes. Dough will be quite soft and shiny. Cover and let rise till double in size.
500 grams cheese - for the Isreali's - Tuv Ta'am (dry lowfat soft cheese)
1/2 cup sugar
2 -3 tsp vanilla sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg yoks
grated peel from 1/2 lemon
2 Tbs cornflour
20 grams melted butter
1/2 cup raisins
Stir together and keep in refrigerator till ready to use.
1 egg for brushing
powdered sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 190C.
Line 2 pans with parchment paper.
Roll dough to approx 1/2 cm thick square. With pizza cutter cut 10x10 cm squares. In the middle of each square put 1 Tbs filling and close like an envelope (as shown in the pictures above).
Place on lines pans cover and let rise.
Brush with egg and bake approx 10 - 15 minutes.
Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Freeze in plastic bags.


Deborah said...

I think these would be tasty with cream cheese - yum!

Arik B said...

כפרה עליך
רוצה כזה עכשיו

prettybaker said...

נבלול השרון.

Paz said...

Yum! Delicious! I'd love to taste this especially right out of the oven.


prettybaker said...

Thank you all -
Now I am getting ready for Purim, where is is a "mitzva" to send care soon....

giz said...

Tuv Ta'am cheese is very similar to a fine dry curd cheese in Canada. One of the brands in Canada is made by a company called Western and there's also a kosher cheese very similar available as well.