Georgian Cheese Cushion Recipe

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Georgian Cheese Cushion
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  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
  2. Stir in the sugar, dry milk and salt.
  3. Work in the flour, a little bit at a time, until you have a firm but pliable dough.
  4. Work the butter into the dough, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it is all absorbed.
  5. Turn dough out on to floured surface and knead, adding more flour if necessary, for about 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  6. Grease your large bowl, and return dough to it.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled- about 1-1 1/2 hrs.
  8. Beat the eggs, reserving 2 tablespoons for glazing.
  9. Beat the cheese, butter, eggs and parsley until smooth (can use food processor).
  10. Butter a 9 cake pan, or casserole dish that is 1 1/2-2 deep.
  11. When dough has doubled, punch, and roll in to a circle about 20 in diameter.
  12. Place dough on top of cake pan, pressing firmly to sides.
  13. Mound the cheese filling in the middle.
  14. Pull the dough that is hanging over the sides of the pan up, pleating as you do so.
  15. You will have about 10 pleats.
  16. Gather the pleats of dough together at the top, and twist firmly to make a topknot.
  17. Let rest for 10 minutes while you preheat the oven to 375.
  18. Brush the 2T.
  19. Beaten egg over the cushion, and bake for 1 hr.
  20. You can cover loosely with foil if top is getting too brown.
  21. Once removed from oven, let rest for about 10 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 783.91 Kcal (3282 kJ)
Calories from fat 453.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50.36g 77%
Cholesterol 150.44mg 50%
Sodium 2220.27mg 93%
Potassium 257.74mg 5%
Total Carbs 54.06g 18%
Sugars 1.72g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5.84g 23%
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Calcium 825.7mg 83%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 341.54 Kcal (1430 kJ)
Calories from fat 197.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.94g 77%
Cholesterol 65.54mg 50%
Sodium 967.33mg 93%
Potassium 112.29mg 5%
Total Carbs 23.55g 18%
Sugars 0.75g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2.55g 23%
Protein 12.63g 58%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.6mg 20%
Calcium 359.7mg 83%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 19.1
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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