Carrot cheesecakes

ea1ceb603b122a6cb8ac76556e0333e7_bThese cheesecakes with carrot filling you can cook for your children, adults will also like them. The name of this patty originates from the word “vatra” which symbolizes hearth, fire and has the common meanings in the majority of the Slavic languages – Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Serbian and Croatian. In all likelihood these ancient starchy foods not coincidentally have the form of a sphere and look like the sun.

Furthermore carrot is a forget secret of youth, beauty and longevity. There are no other fruits and vegetables with contain such amount of carotin as carrot. Carrots are also the source of such vitamins as C, B, D, E. Carrot is an exception to the rules - boiled kind contains more useful substances than raw one.

Ingredients:

  • 200 g wheat flour
  • 4 tbsp dairy butter
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 10 g compressed yeast
  • 1/2 glass of milk
  • salt – to taste
  • 1 egg

Stuffing

  • 3 carrots
  • lemon zest – to taste
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 40 g sour cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg

Cooking

Dissolve yeast in warm milk. Then add sugar, flour and melted dairy butter. Mix the ingredients properly and knead the dough. Knead it for 10 minutes until it stops sticking to the sides of your mixing bowl. Cover the dough with napkin and leave it in a warm place for 2-3 hours. Beat the dough once or twice during this time.

Knead the cooked dough in a form of a strip. Cut it into 8 pieces and then form “small balls” from the dough pieces. Grease a baking sheet with dairy butter and place cheesecakes there. Leave them in a warm place for awhile.

Boil carrots. Peel and mince them. Add sugar, lemon zest, egg, sour cream and flour to the carrots. Mix everything thoroughly.

Make holes in the cheesecakes with a help of a wooden pestle. Fill the holes with the cooked stuffing. Grease the cheesecakes’ edges with a slightly beaten egg. Bake carrot cheesecakes at 220°C for 10 minutes.

Enjoy your meal!

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