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Armenian Pastry - Traditional Gata receipe

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Cooking Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

50 min

25 min

1 hour 15 min

20-24 pieces

Ingredients for filling

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 1/5 teaspoon vanillin

Ingredients for Dough

  • 3 cups (each 250ml) flour
  • 1 cup sour cream, or yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 250gr butter
  • 3/4 baking soda, combined with 2 drops of vinegar
  • a pinch of salt
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armenian-recipe-traditional-gata
armenian-recipe-traditional-gata

Instructions

  1. Mix the following ingredients: flour with salt and baking soda.
  2. Add the butter, the egg and sour cream (or yogurt) and start mashing all ingredients together.
  3. Divide the dough into three parts, and place them for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Prepare the filling: Mix sugar,vanillin and flour. Take the butter and rub it into flour dough. Make sure once you're done the dough looks like sand.
  5. Shape the dough with rolling pin into 1-1.5 cm phyllo and add the filling as it is shown in the picture.
  6. One more time you need to shape the dough into 3 rolls. Brush the dough with the beaten egg. You can also draw lines on the dough as it is shown in the picture by using a fork.
  7. Cut the dough into medium size pieces.
  8. Bake them in the oven for 20-25min at 175C. Use the backing paper.
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armenian-recipe-traditional-gata

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