Romanian mini cheese cakes

This Romanian desert is definitely my favorite BY FAR! This is one of those recipes you must try at least once in your life!


  • 500g flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 100g sour cream
  • 100g melted butter or other shortening
  • 1x8g bag of dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 300ml milk
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon and orange zest
  • 2 bags of vanilla sugar

 For the filling:

  • 500g of cheese
  • 2 yolks
  • 100g sugar


Heat some milk, dissolve yeast, mix with 2-3 tablespoons flour and let rise in a warm place. Mix the egg yolks with sugar and salt, yeast. Add milk, sour cream, lemon and orange zest, vanilla and flour. Work the dough for 20 minutes, then add the shortening little by little. Let rise one hour, after which lies a sheet of 4-5 mm thick. Cut squares of 10/10 cm and filled them with cheese filling. Gather corners opposite each other, brush with beaten egg yolk and place on a greased tray. Brush the top with beaten egg yolk and sugar. Bake at low heat for 10 minutes, then continue baking on medium-high heat.When ready sprinkle with vanilla sugar.

To prepare stuffing, put the cottage cheese in a large bowl, mix with the egg yolks and sugar.


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