Cheese Danishes (Biezpien maizītes)

Dough Ingredients

1 cup milk 250 ml
2½ cupsflour 625 ml
1 pkg.dry yeast 15 ml
5 tablespoons butter 75 ml
5 tablespoonssugar 75 ml
½ teaspoonsalt 2 ml

Filling Ingredients

2 poundscottage cheese 900 gm
1/3 cup raisins 75 ml
10 tablespoonssugar 150 ml
1 teaspoonvanilla extract5 ml
1 packageDr. Oetker's or Jello vanilla pudding powder
juice of half a lemon
2eggs, separated


Scald milk, pour into large mixing bowl, and let cool until lukewarm. Add one tablespoon of the sugar, and the yeast; let this stand for 10 minutes. Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Let this rise for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in another bowl, cream the butter. To this add the sugar and salt and beat well. After 20 minutes have passed, add this mixture to the dough, and then add the remaining flour. Let rise one hour.

Beat the cottage cheese with a fork or whisk. Add sugar, vanilla sugar, pudding powder, lemon juice, egg yolks, and raisins. Beat well. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until firm; fold these into the cottage cheese mixture.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll out the dough and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Spread filling over top. (Alternately: make individual pastries with a dollop of filling in the middle.) Bake for 30 - 50 minutes. Place on top oven rack and let cool for 20 - 30 minutes. Cut into large squares.

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