Easy Way to Make Cheese Buns Vatrushki with Raisins

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  • 6Servings
  • 1:40 hPrep Time
  • 40 mCook Time
  • 2:20 hReady In
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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.

Want to cheer yourself up too? Cook these amazing sweet cheese buns with us.


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Step by step method

  • Step 1

    Milk is heated to +32 degrees. Pour in yeast and sugar. Leave to activate the yeast for 10-12 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Salt is added to the mixture of milk and yeast, egg white, butter are poured in and flour is poured in parts. Knead a smooth and elastic dough. Leave it warm for an hour.

  • Step 3

    The egg is divided into yolk and white. The egg white will go into the dough, and the yolk into the filling. Sugar and yolk are added to the curd.

  • Step 4

    Stir and add washed raisins.

  • Step 5

    The dough is divided into pieces. From the indicated amount, 6 rather large buns come out, 8 medium-sized buns, 10 pcs. quite small. Make a well in the middle of each bun.

  • Step 6

    Put the curd filling on the dough.

  • Step 7

    A baking sheet with buns is left on the table for half an hour. The oven is preheated to +180 degrees.

  • Step 8

    Bake buns with cottage cheese and raisins for 20-25 minutes. Five minutes before they are ready, they can be greased with sugar water.

Tips & variations

  • 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.

One Comment

  • German

    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.

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