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Rose's Knish W/Cheese Filling (Zwt II)

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“I've always loved "Family Treasure" recipes more than any others, so I'm very pleased my set of ZWT II recipes includes this recipe. Among the 1st to visit us here in Iceland were our friends (Cyd & Don pictured on my "About Me" pg) from Canada. This is Cyd's mom's recipe that she so kindly shared w/me. She also explained ... "Knish is an eastern-European Jewish or Yiddish appetizer, lunch dish or dinner side-dish. It's a dumpling covered w/a dough shell that is either baked or fried. It's sometimes combined w/onion (fabulous!) or filled w/cheese as shown here. In the most traditional version, the dumpling is made entirely of mashed potato." Thank you Rose & Cydney! (Times shown do not include time for the dough to rest overnight)”
1hr 10mins
4 dumplings

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dough ingredients & let dough sit overnight in the fridge.
  2. Remove dough from refrigerator & separate into 3 balls.
  3. Roll ea ball out very thin. Put filling along edge & roll up. Can bake in 1 piece. (See note below).
  4. Brush w/melted butter & bake at 400 F for 10 minutes. Reduce oven to 350 F & cont baking till golden brown (approx 35-45 min total). Serve w/sour cream & strawberries.
  5. NOTE: Per Cyd, "Some people use their hand & separate into individual small pieces. I have never been successful doing that.".

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