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15 portions (papanaşi)

200g cottage cheese
1 big egg
1 sachet vanilla sugar
65g sugar
zest, ½ lemon
lemon juice
¼ teaspoon baking powder
140g flour

+oil for frying
+flour for dusting
+sour cream

One of my childhood’s favourite desserts was this. I would anxiously wait for my Mom to prepare the papanaşi (she used to fry them in the pan – I will probably try it in a few weeks) and then soak them in sour cream and jam! Mmmm... A few years ago, when one of my best friends asked me to prepare them, I called my Mom and she gave me the recipe.

The dough is very easy to make: mix the cottage cheese with the egg; add the sugar and the vanilla sugar, the lemon zest and the baking powder (pour a little bit of lemon juice over it before mixing it in). Add the flour, little by little. Start kneading and, if necessary, add some more flour until your dough is no longer sticky. 
Cut pieces of the dough, shape them into round (flat) pieces and fry them on both sides in hot oil, on a low fire.
Cut pieces of the dough and shape them into round (flat) pieces
Tip: roll the papanaşi through flour before frying them.
Serve them warm, as I’ve previously said, with sour cream and jam – I used blueberry jam (made by my Dad).

The result?
Marcel reacted as I did (when I was a child) earlier today. He ate everything.

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