Sunday, March 13, 2011

Celebrating 300+ posts, with Cottage Cheese Sweet and Savory Pastries !!!

Hello Friends,


Another fun milestone. I have reached 300+ posts' mark. I just realized I am posting 303rd post already. I once again would like to thank all my loyal readers for continuously visiting my blog and thus encouraging me to post more and more recipes :)


Actually, I have to be honest, I didn't mean to make this recipe and post it for 300th post, but it so happened that I make this and what better occasion can it be for :)


These are an inspiration from Tia's Recipe. I am sure you will all enjoy these as much as we do. I made both sweet and savory version of this. I would say, perfect for get-together and potlucks. 


Cottage Cheese Sweet and Savory Pastries
Ingredients
For Pastry
All Purpose Flour - 2 cups (This makes 15-18 of these pastries)
Butter - 1 cup (at room temp)
Cottage Cheese - 1 cup (all drained)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
For Sweet Filling
Either Your Favorite Jam/Jelly or Nutella (for chocolate lovers like me)
For Savory Filling
Potates - 2 medium ones, boiled and mashed
Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Chaat Masala - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Preparation

  • Mix everything for pastry in a your kitchen aid mixer or any other stander mixer till it is smooth. It may not form a proper ball shape. So, don't try to achieve that.
  • Wrap it in a plastic wrap and let it sit in refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight.
  • For Savory filling, take a non-stick pan, heat oil and add onion to it. Once onion is translucent, add mashed potato and everything else listed for it. Mix well and let it fry for 2 min and keep it aside till ready to fill.
  • Heat Oven to 350 degree F.
  • Take the pastry dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it to about 1/4 " thickness.
  • Cut the entire sheet in squares (big enough to fill and fold as a purse or any other shape you want). I could make about 15-18 squares of the size I wanted.
  • Take individual squares, apply little water on the edges, fill it with a tsp of your favorite filling and fold it from all 4 sides in a purse shape or a triangle or any other shape you want to give it.
  • Grease a muffin tray (it is best in a muffin tray than a regular cookie sheet) and then put these purses or any other filled shapes you made in individual muffin space and bake it upto 25-30 minutes, till it is nice and golden color.

Serving
It can be served as a dessert (if using sweet version) as well as a snack. But, whatever you do, try to serve warm as they taste better when they are warm :)


That's all for now. Take care till next post.

47 comments:

Radhika said...

Congrats Priya on reaching this big milestone. btw those pastries look so crispy and yummy.

Priya Sreeram said...

congrats priya- wishing u many more such milestones; keep rocking !

Prathibha said...

Congrats dear...lovely parcels..loved both the versions...nice finger food..

Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely pastry:)

Priti said...

Congrats dear ...quite a mile stone ....and this looks so gud

Kurinji said...

Congrats and keep rocking...

Kurinjikathambam
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Archana said...

Congrats on reaching the 300+ milestone.
lovely pastries.

sonu said...

wow..congrats priya...ts really an achievement..btw..this dish looks yum !

Suman Singh said...

Congratulations on your 300th post..:) And yes, wish you many more such milestones ahead!
Sweet n Savory pastries looks great and delicious!

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Congrats, hope you achieve more. Looks tempting.

Treat and Trick said...

Congrats dear on reaching over 300 posts. Look forward to more yummy post from you. It's different from the normal pastry but they looks so delicious!

Priya said...

Congrats on ur 300th post Priya,keep rocking gal..

Both pastries looks simply inviting..

Shobha said...

Nice sweet and savory pastries... a treat for kids as well as adults.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Congratulations Priya on reaching your milestone. Both sweet and savoury pastries looks absolutely delicious.

Kiran said...

Dear Priya,

Congratulations! for reaching an other milestone.Both the pastries look very delicious.Definitely bookmarking them.

Rajee said...

Yummy recipe Priya and congrats on the 300+ posts. Great going :-)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats Priya for reaching this milestone. Wishing you many more to come. Thanks for leaving us with cottage cheese pastries...would love to have these with chocolate filling

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

WOW, tats looking awesome....Congrats dear...

savitha ramesh said...

Hearty congratulations dear.rock with ur wonderful recipes.Lovely pastry fillng.

harini-jaya said...

hey thats a neat way to make pastries! But loaded with fat I must say..occasional indulgence for sure!

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Aruna Manikandan said...

Congrats on ur 300th post dear and wishing u many more....
cottage sweet looks rich and delicious :)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

This easy recipe looks so tasty...

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Priya (elaichii) said...

Congrats and Hugs:)) those pastry pockets look so cute!

Panchpakwan said...

Congrats on your milstone Priya..Hope to see many more yummy recipes from you:)

Sweet and savory pastries looks so yummy and tempting.

Kamakshi Prasanna said...

congrats! Priya on your 300+ posts.
your sweet & savory pastries are delicious.

Leena said...

Looks like a little surprises,filling oozing out,oh kids will love those...

Deepika said...

Looks yum Priya! Congratulations on your milestone.

Soumya Vineeth said...

Congrats for ur 300 plus and these cheese snacks are truly lovely!

swapna said...

Congrats dear....looks yummy!!

aipi said...

You are simply the best...Congratulations and wish you and your Blog a long and happy presence in the culinary world!! Love and hugs..

Your pastries look YUM!

US Masala

Krishnaveni said...

congrats priya, that's a great one, delicious treat, yumm

Archana said...

Priya can you please visit me and collect your award?

Anu Nandu said...

Congrats Priya! Surely calls for a celebration and a perfect piece to celebrate with as well! Looks like you caught the baking bug! Enjoy it always!

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

Congrats on this milestone Priya.Pastries look tempting.

Reshmi said...

congrats priya.. keep rocking!!! Delicious pastries...

Suma Gandlur said...

Congrats Priya and lovely pastries.

Yummy Team said...

Congrats Priya..These pastries look amazing..Yum!

Swathi said...

Congrats on your 300th post wishing many more delicious post to come. filled puff pastries looks awesome.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Congrats on your 300th post Priya. That is quite a milestone! Hooray to you!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Congrats dear...keep rocking...

Torviewtoronto said...

congrats
this is a lovely pastry to celebrate

VineelaSiva said...

Congrats on ur 300 post dear.The pastry looks very yummy Priya.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Congrats Priya on the 300th post.Lovely pastries.

girlichef said...

Your pastries are so lovely...and they sound delicious! Congrats on hitting the 300-mark :D

Rachu said...

You have an amazing set of recipes here.. and striking blog! glad to follow you.
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foodiecorner said...

Congrats dear... Wishing that we'll have many more delicious treats from you :) ... and awesome pastries!!!

Cooking Foodie said...

Congratulations! And 300 recipes thts impressive!

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