Kada pie – Georgian sweet pastry
04 October, 2016
Kada is popular pastry in Georgia. Basically there are two types of kada - salty and sweet. Each region of Georgia has its own special recipe of preparing it. Yet sweet kada also varies, the fifference is in technique and shape. There exists plain round kada, also layer kada which is cut before it is backed and also small kada pies. Here we offer you a very simple recipe of a traditional sweet kada pies.


750g flour
250g butter
150g sugar
Salt to taste
One egg yolk
One tablespoon of sour cream


Melt butter, pour one cup of warm water in the bowl, sift flour and mix. Add half of the melted butter, pinch of salt, and half sugar to the ingredients and knead dough. Cover the dough with towel and leave for an hour in a warm place. Meanwhile fry one cup of flour and rest of the butter together in the pan, stirring for nearly 10 minutes. At the end add sugar, mix well and when the filling for kada is ready remove from the stove. Shape balls from the dough, each weighing 70 grams. Flatten each ball, place the filling in the center and stick the edges to from a small sack. Brush the balls with egg yolk mixed with sour cream and bake kada in the oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes. When kada balls turn golden-brown, take them out from the oven and let them cool down. Serve kada warm with a cup of tea or cold milk.
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