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Curd Puffs (Vatrushki)

Curd Puffs (Vatrushki)

Curd Puffs (Vatrushki), are a classic Russian dish that your family is sure to love. Soft yeast dough, delicate cottage cheese filling, and a golden crust - that's what Vatrushki are all about. Our detailed step-by-step recipe will help you easily prepare them at home.


For the dough:

  • Flour - 500 g, 
  • Sugar - 100 g, 
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon, 
  • Dry yeast - 1 teaspoon, 
  • Milk - 250 ml, 
  • Vegetable oil - 50 ml, 
  • Egg - 1 pc.

For the filling:

  • Cottage cheese - 500 g, 
  • Sugar - 100 g, 
  • Vanilla sugar - 1 packet, 
  • Egg - 1 pc.
3h 0m cooking
12 number
Recipe Difficulty: Medium

How to Make Curd Puffs (Vatrushki)

  1. Preparing the dough: Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm milk. Let them sit for 10-15 minutes to activate the yeast. Then add salt, vegetable oil, and egg. Gradually add flour, kneading the dough. It should be soft and elastic. Leave the dough in a warm place for 1-2 hours to rise.
  2. Preparing the filling: Add sugar, vanilla sugar, and egg to the cottage cheese. Mix everything well until smooth.
  3. Forming the vatrushki: Divide the risen dough into equal parts. Roll each piece into a round flatbread about 1 cm thick. Put the filling in the middle of each flatbread and form a vatrushka by lifting the edges of the dough towards the center, leaving a hole for the filling.
  4. Baking: Place the vatrushki on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Serving: The finished vatrushki can be sprinkled with powdered sugar or served as is.

Enjoy your meal!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • Calories: 250 kcal 
  • Proteins: 9 g 
  • Fats: 8 g 
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
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date 27 Jun
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