Cottage Cheese Buns

➡️ Are you looking for cottage cheese bun recipes in 2023? On this website, you’ll discover how to make sweet cheese-filled buns from scratch in 18 steps at home.

➡️ My homemade yeast bread recipe helps you bake stuffed sweet cheese buns with dry ricotta cheese or cottage cheese and more simple and tasty ingredients.

➡️ Learn how to make sweet cheese buns from scratch using an old-fashioned homemade cottage cheese cake recipe from grandma based on yeast dough! Please note this isn’t a cheesecake recipe, but a sweet bun recipe (see below what a bun is)!

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How to Make Cottage Cheese Buns from Scratch

What ingredients do you need to make sweet cheese buns filling?

Cottage Cheese

1) 300 g/10 oz of dry ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, or another similar sweet cheese type
2) 50 g/2 oz of sour cream (12% fat)
3) 1 egg
4) 100 g/3.5 oz of granulated sugar
5) 60 g/2 oz of semolina
6) 1 tsp of vanilla extract

What ingredients do I need for sweet cheese buns dough?


1) 300 ml/10 fl oz of cold cow milk
2) 1 tbsp of granulated sugar
3) 1 tsp of salt
4) 50 g/2 oz of fresh yeast
5) grated zest from an orange or lemon
6) 1 tsp of vanilla extract
7) 600 g/21 oz + 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp of cake flour
8) 100 g/3.5 oz + 50 g/2 oz of butter at room temperature
9) 1 egg
10) some caster sugar for garnishing

How to make sweet cheese buns from scratch?

Cottage Cheese Buns

1) place sweet cheese into a bowl
2) add over cheese sour cream, egg, sugar, semolina, and vanilla extract, then mix ingredients by hand to combine very well
3) pour milk into another bowl, then add over it sugar, salt, yeast, grated orange zest, and vanilla extract, then mix to combine the ingredients very well
4) sprinkle over milk 2 spoons of flour, cover the dish and wait about 5 minutes to activate the yeast
5) place the rest of the flour into another bowl, add 100 g/3.5 oz of butter and combine the ingredients by rubbing butter with flour until there are no more butter traces in the bowl
6) break an egg over the flour and add the milk and yeast mixture, then mix ingredients by hand to combine ingredients until you get a smooth and elastic dough
7) cover the bowl with food foil, place it in a lukewarm place and wait about 45 minutes to leaven the dough and double its volume
8) sprinkle about 2 spoons of flour all over your worktop, place the dough on the worktop, and spread it on a sheet of about 1 cm/0.4 inches in thickness
9) cut dough edges to be straight
10) cut dough squares with the side of about 10 cm/4 inches
11) put about one spoon of cheese on each dough square, then bend the corners just like in the video
12) press edges with fingers to seal the filling
13) place the buns into a tray coated with baking paper with the whole side up one near the other
14) put the tray in the preheated at 180 C/360 F and wait until the sweet cheese buns are golden (about 25-30 minutes)
15) before the cake is ready, place the rest of the butter into a saucepan and melt it on the stovetop
16) take the tray out from the oven and brush the sweet stuffed buns with the melted butter until you consume the entire butter amount
17) wait to cool the cake to room temperature
18) sprinkle caster sugar abundantly over and divide buns before serving them

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Final Notes for the Homemade Cottage Cheese Buns Recipe

➡️ Yeast cake belongs to the traditional homemade cake recipes. There are many types of yeast cake that I prepare at home. Some of my favorite recipes include sweet stuffed buns with various fillings such as ricotta, chocolate cream, poppy seed paste, walnut paste, and so on. On this page, I show you how to make a delicious sweet bread recipe, namely the cottage cheese buns recipe.

➡️ My sweet cheese-filled cake recipe is pretty easy to make and it’s worth the effort even if preparing the cake takes some time. However, any yeast cake needs time, so probably you’re already aware of that!

➡️ This recipe is especially useful when you have guests and you need to serve them at the same time. Not just that this cottage cheese cake recipe is amazingly tasty, but you can place them all on a platter and serve your guests in a quick and easy way!

➡️ Traditionally, my family serves a type of sweet cheesecake at Easter, so I make this cake recipe pretty often for that occasion! However, I have problems choosing which Easter cake to make: sweet cheese buns, paskha, sweet cheese strudel, or sweet cheese pie because I like them all very much! Which one would you choose?

➡️ Enjoy baking cottage cheese buns from scratch! Read more about various cake recipes with sweet cheese here.

FAQs about Cottage Cheese Buns

What are cottage cheese buns?

Cottage cheese buns are a type of bread or pastry made with cottage cheese as one of the main ingredients. They are soft, moist, and often have a slightly tangy flavor. Cottage cheese adds a unique texture and richness to the buns.

How do I make cottage cheese buns?

To make cottage cheese buns, you will typically need ingredients such as flour, cottage cheese, yeast, sugar, butter, salt, and eggs. The process involves combining the ingredients, kneading the dough, allowing it to rise, shaping the buns, and baking them in the oven. There are various recipes available that may have slight variations, so it’s best to follow a specific recipe for detailed instructions.

Can I use low-fat cottage cheese in cottage cheese buns?

Yes, you can use low-fat cottage cheese in cottage cheese buns. While traditional recipes often call for full-fat cottage cheese, you can substitute it with low-fat cottage cheese if you prefer a lighter option. Keep in mind that the texture and flavor of the buns may differ slightly, but they should still be enjoyable.

Are cottage cheese buns healthy?

Cottage cheese buns can be a healthier alternative to some other types of buns or pastries. Cottage cheese is a good source of protein and contains essential nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, and B vitamins. However, the overall healthiness of the buns will also depend on other ingredients used and portion sizes. It’s recommended to opt for whole grain flour, limit added sugars, and practice moderation when enjoying cottage cheese buns.

Can I customize cottage cheese buns with additional ingredients?

Yes, you can customize cottage cheese buns with additional ingredients to suit your taste preferences. Some common variations include adding herbs like dill or chives for a savory twist, incorporating dried fruits or nuts for added texture and flavor, or sprinkling sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top for a decorative touch. Feel free to experiment and get creative with your cottage cheese bun recipe.

How should I store cottage cheese buns?

To store cottage cheese buns, allow them to cool completely, then place them in an airtight container or resealable bag. Keep them at room temperature for up to a day or two. For longer storage, you can freeze the buns. Wrap them individually or in batches in plastic wrap or foil, place them in a freezer-safe bag, and store them in the freezer for up to a few months. Thaw frozen buns at room temperature or reheat them in a preheated oven to enjoy.

How can I serve cottage cheese buns?

Cottage cheese buns can be enjoyed in various ways. They can be served warm as a side dish to accompany soups, stews, or salads. You can also slice them horizontally and use them as a base for sandwiches or burgers. Additionally, they can be enjoyed on their own as a snack or breakfast option, perhaps with a spread of butter or jam. The versatility of cottage cheese buns makes them a delicious addition to any meal or snack time.

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