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Cheesy Garlic Flower


This Shavuot you can make flower cheese buns that both look and taste amazing. Filled with cottage cheese and spinach, topped with garlic butter, and served with a marinara dipping sauce, they’re sure to be a real crowd-pleaser.


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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with Gefen Parchment Paper.


Roll the dough out flat. Cut three circles from the puff pastry and set aside the scraps for another use. 


Lay out one circle on the prepared cookie sheet. Spread over half the cottage cheese and the spinach, then sprinkle on half the mozzarella. Leave a border about three-fourths of an inch at the edge of the circle.


Place the second dough circle on top and again spread cottage cheese, spinach, and sprinkle mozzarella. Cover with the third puff pastry circle.


Place a glass in the center of the circle. Moving from the rim of the glass to the edge of the dough, cut the circle into fourths, then into eighths, then into 16ths.


Take two slices and twist twice in opposite directions. Press the tips together so every two slices become one twist. Continue all around the puff pastry circle.


Place in oven and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes, or until golden brown.


Meanwhile, combine butter topping ingredients in a small bowl. When ready, remove the cookie sheet from the oven and immediately brush the butter mixture over the pastry. The butter will melt into the buns. If you want to expedite the process, return the pan to the still warm (but turned off) oven for a few minutes. Serve immediately.