*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          GEORGIAN CHEESE PASTRIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese/eggs                      Breads
                 Russian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----PASTRY-----
    1 1/2   c            Flour,all-purpose
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Cream of tartar
   10       tb           Butter,unsalted,cold
      1/4   c            Water,ice
                         -----CHEESE FILLING-----
    1                    Egg
    1       c            Muenster cheese,shredded
    1       c            Cheddar cheese,shredded
    3       tb           Parmesan cheese,grated
      1/4   c            Parsley,chopped
    2       tb           Chives,chopped
    2       tb           Mint,chopped
 
   1. Prepare Pastry: Place flour, salt, cream of tartar
   and butter in food processor. Whirl until texture of
   coarse meal. Add water. Whirl just until combined and
   mixture begins to mass together. Place on plastic
   wrap, flatten to a disk, and wrap airtight.
   Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 30 days.
   
   2. Roll dough on floured surface to 1/8 thickness.
   Cut out 24 circles with 3 round cookie cutter,
   rerolling scraps; or trace around 3 water glass.
   Pleat edges of circles and fit in bottom of muffin
   tins.
   
   3. Prepare Filling: Beat egg in bowl. Add Meunster,
   Cheddar, Parmesan, parsley, chives and mint. Spoon 2
   teaspoons filling in each pastry shell; spread level.
   (Can be prepared up to 3 hours ahead and refrigerated.)
   
   4. Bake in preheated hot oven (425'F) for 12-15
   minutes or until the filling is golden brown and the
   pastry begins to color. Remove from tins; cook on
   rack. Serve warm.
  
 
 
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