Thursday, June 9, 2011
KOHUPIIMAKORBID - ESTONIAN CURD CHEESE BUNS
Summer is short. I can't believe it is already June. Time flies. One of the biggest festive activities in Nordics - Midsummer - is almost here.
There are different midsummer traditions in north. In Sweden you eat herring with new boiled potatoes, jump around the maypole and sing a song of little frog
Estonians jump over fire, eat a lot of bbq meat and traditional curd cheese buns. Estonians love their curd cheese. They eating it in various forms, salty and sweet, in porridge and with chocolate.
And in Switzerland people don't celibrate midsummer at all :(. It is just not enough north. But I decided to celibrate it anyway and baked those lovely little estonian curd cheese buns. It feels almost like home even with Alps and cows as background :).
VILLE VALO " SUMMER WINE"
First you need to make the yeast dough from my white loaf recipe http://mumsfilibaba-mumsfilibaba.blogspot.com/2011/05/braided-white-loaf.html.
Divide the dough in 12 little parts. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. Then press the dough balls down with a bottom of a glass that has smaller diameter than the dough ball. Fill it with the following filling:
Curd cheese mix:
250g curd cheese or ricotta
100g sour cream
1 tsp lemon juice
I have added 2-3 mashed strawberries.
Mix everything and fill the buns. Brush the edges with cold egg.
Bake at 200C for 15 minutes.