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.
- 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.