Crispy cottage cheese bites

by | Mar 29, 2017 | Breads, buns & biscuits

If you feel like having some snacks, but you are bored with scones, cottage cheese bites are an ideal choice. The list of ingredients is curt, consisting of butter, flour, cottage cheese and salt. Just mix them up and knead quickly into a smooth, pliable dough.

After spending a night in the refrigerator the dough is ready for the baking. The following day roll it out, brush the top with egg, cut into tiny pieces and sprinkle with grated cheese. 20 minutes later your mouth will be watering at the appetizing scents drifting from the kitchen.

Crispy cottage cheese bites
Crispy cottage cheese bites – photo:


  • 500 g (~4 cups) flour
  • 500 g (~2 1/4 cups) butter
  • 500 g (~17 2/3 oz) cottage cheese
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g (~3 1/2 oz) cheese

Mix flour, butter, cottage cheese and salt together, and knead into a pliable dough. Wrap and chill overnight.
The next day roll out the dough on a floured surface until 3/4 inch thick. Brush the top with an egg wash, then cut the dough into bite-size pieces.

Place them onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper and scatter grated cheese on tops. Bake them in an oven preheated to 180°C / 356°F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

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Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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