Vatrushki (cheese buns) are open cakes with a filling, which is most often used as cottage cheese. Although you can find recipes with potatoes, jam, cheese.
In Ukraine, vatrushki are very popular. They are cooked with sweet cottage cheese, raisins are added. And they eat such buns with warm tea on cold winter days. After a meal, it becomes pleasant and easy on the soul.
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Only high-quality cottage cheese is suitable for vatrushki - fresh, quite fatty and natural. No cottage cheese products with vegetable oils. Cottage cheese is usually rubbed through a sieve to make it tender. Sugar and an egg are added to it, while most housewives believe that it is better to take only yolks.
In some recipes, flour is added to the curd to bind the ingredients. The filling is sometimes flavored with vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, lemon or orange peel, or ginger.
Dried fruits, candied fruits, poppy seeds, coconut flakes, chocolate pieces and nuts are often put in the filling.
Ordinary vatrushki can be supplemented with jam or berries and sprinkled with crumbs. To prepare the crumbs, take 50 g of butter, 50 g of sugar and 70 g of flour. Rub everything with your hands and sprinkle on the buns. Take any jam.
The puffy cheesecake resembles a sun, and that’s no coincidence. The history of baking goes back to ancient times, when our ancestors worshipped the Sun God Yarila and in honor of him baked large pies with cottage cheese filling. By the way, the name “vatrushka” appeared much later than the recipe. In the olden days, vatrushka were large and looked like a real pie, filled with sweet cottage cheese. The pastries were considered festive and were usually served on special occasions.