Gata. Then you should combine and mix all the ingredients for the dough in a bowl. There are two types of Gata that are popular more than the others. Armenians usually bake it for the feast of Candlemas – ”Tiarn’ndaraj”, but it is favorite food year around. Brush the top of the pastries with the cream and milk mixture and bake them for about 30 minutes. My one year old daughter is in love with the idea of cakes now because if the very first one she tried in life happened to be such an amazing combination of arts, beauty, and flavor.

In a food processor, combine the spinach, parsley, rodopa cheese, egg, and the cooled onion mixture and pulse until broken down into a chunky paste. Round fillo pastry centered with walnuts & pistachios. People impregnate each layer of Gata with melted butter and sugar. There is a special tradition in Armenia. These are absolutely amazing. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and keep it ready. In Western Armenian, it is called Katah. Beyond anything else, this cake tasted like heaven. Add the vanilla as well if using and mix the whole mixture together until it forms a wet sand like consistency. Cover the filo dough with a damp towel while you fill the boeregs. They also want to learn the importance of the art & science of food preparation. Armenian gata is a celebratory sweet bread. Starting since June 2017, this website is consistently giving our readers in-depth insights into Armenia and providing with a purposeful look at this beautiful country.Our primary focus is the culture, traditions, history and the overall development of the lives of Armenian people. Their cookies and pastries are displayed nicely so you can see what you are buying. Now start rolling the dough across tightly. Originally people living in Lake Sevan baked it. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Brush more melted butter on the top of the triangle, then continue folding and brushing until you reach the end of the dough strip, trimming any excess dough that doesn’t fold all the way over. It is similar to a coffee cake. In Western Armenian, it is called Katah. As other nations Armenian recipes are also varied because of its regions and dialects. Place the shaped pastries on the prepared baking tray. Rolled up fillo pastry filled with walnuts. After the main course, you should certainly try this yummy dessert that melts in your mouth. Moist semolina pastry smothered with sugar syrup. I've tried them all and this is my favorite. The types of Gata vary depending on the specific towns or regions where Gata is being made. As it was mentioned above people fill it with khoriz, flour, butter, and sugar. Flatten the rolled dough with your palms and then evenly divide them into 8 pieces. True, most of the sweets aren't traditional Armenian desserts but even in Armenia dessert is not a real strong point so we've learned to do French and Middle Eastern pastries real well. Let pastry sheets sit out for about 1 hour to thaw prior to making the boregs. Add the butter and the sour cream and process until a smooth dough forms. These are traditional foods that were consumed throughout history. Tap the dough with the filling to form a nice circle. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and let it sit in room temperature for about 5 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Then you should check the consistency of the filling. They offer a copious amount of pastries, from traditional Armenian to more American pastries and cakes too.

The pastry will be golden brown on top and will be firm to touch. So it consists of sugar, flour, and butter. Fold and pinch each pastry to create a triangle and seal edges with the prongs of a fork. Spoon a teaspoon of cheese mixture onto each pastry square. Absolutely no sugar added. Wipe out the food processor. Check your email to confirm your subscription. I hope you can find the dough in France! Overall: Authentic and delicious Armenian pastries, fair prices and great staff! As we know traditional food varies by culture, thus many cultures included some variation of the following: Up to present time, traditional food remains an important source of many notorious ingredients. Cookies made of honey and toasted sesame seeds with pistachios on the bottom. {Find my recipe for Armenian Pizza, aka Lahmajoon, here.} Armenian women place a coin inside the dough before the Gata is baked and the person who receives the piece with the coin is to be blessed and have a good fortune. Lay pastries on tray. Rolled up fillo pastry filled with walnuts. After years of making her own pastry dough, my Grammy discovered Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets. If you want to try exactly this kind of delicious Gata, then follow the instructions below. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks with the water. I developed this version while trying to reproduce a commercial product from a bakery in Salem, OR. After the dough has risen, separate it into four pieces.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. First Preheat your oven to 180 C (375 F). Repeat with the remaining dough strips and filling to make about 24 boereg with each filling.

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