Enjoy Kosher Food Around the World
Truthfully, what comes to mind, when I think of Russia in terms of food is beets, borscht, potatoes. I never really think of Cheese! Yep, after having some extra cheese left over from another recipe. I entered the great and vast land that is Google. My search turned up something very interesting. Geese Feet Cookies. Now you’re thinking what a strange name. Don’t stop thinking, because the ingredient list leaves you wondering. Can these taste any good? I mean the whole recipe consists of farmer’s cheese which is quite a bland cheese on it’s own, eggs, butter, flour and a few droplets of water and a smattering of sugar. Since it’s kosher I will share it with you. This recipe is from Olga’s Flavor Factory her recipes sound wonderful although not all are kosher. Also check out her pictures they’re gorgeous and might help you with some of the steps especially if you’re more of a visual person. Back to the Geese Feet portion of the name, apparently these cookies look like geese feet hence the name. I also noticed that some people have had difficulty finding farmer’s cheese. If you are having difficulty finding farmer’s cheese, I suggest the kosher shops as long as you don’t go in before the great cheese holiday. (It’s not really a cheese holiday, but it is traditional to eat dairy foods on that holiday.) Otherwise I have seen some variations of these using other cheeses, but I cannot vouch for those. I would have loved to get a picture but these disappear so fast. They are quite addictive and delicious. Some tips when working with the dough or really and dough in general would be work in a cool room, keep your hands cold, I’ve rested my hands on an ice pack to cool them down when I felt them getting too warm, work quickly, don’t touch the dough too much, only take out a portion of dough at a time, that way the dough remains chilled. If the dough gets too warm you won’t be able to work with it. Also while greasing the pan will work, stick to the parchment paper, take it from me.
These are delicious warm!