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Bulgarian Banitsa With Club Soda (Cheese Pie)

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Banitsa is a traditional Bulgarian food, prepared on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Normally, lucky charms and wishes written on a piece of paper and wrapped in tin foil are placed into the pastry for people to get one when served a piece of the Banitsa during the family gatherings on the Christmas holidays.

I have already added a traditional recipe for Banitsa, and today I am in for a different variety of this dish that will melt your hearts straight away!

Ingredients:

  • 400g pastry sheets
  • 300g white cheese
  • 130g butter – melted
  • 400 ml club soda
  • 4 eggs

Instructions:

First, make sure your ingredients are at room temperature and then melt the butter. You can do that in the microwave on stages or using a double boiler. Grease your baking pan, and start greasing the sheets. If the sheet is bigger than your pan, like it was with ours, you can fold it on one side so it can fit, place the next sheet just make sure you fold it on the opposite side of the previous one. Then add in your white cheese and arrange the next two sheets the same way as the first two. Make sure each sheet is greased with the melted butter. Repeat until you have used all of your ingredients.

Beat the eggs and add in the club soda. Stir gently in order to keep as much air from the soda as possible. Cut the banitsa evenly and pour in the eggs and club soda mixture. Make sure the banitsa is well covered with the mixture.

Bake in preheated oven on 180C for 40-45 minutes or until golden.

Enjoy!

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