Cheese Buttons (Kase Knepfla)
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. water
2 c. dry curd cottage cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
Butter, 1/4-1/2 c.
Stale bread pieces (I use at least 5-6 pieces), torn
1 medium onion, sliced
Salt, to taste
Combine all ingredients together. It will be a very stiff dough. I find that it is very easy to use my Kitchen Aid bread hook to mix this.
Combine filling ingredients together.
Roll dough about 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface and cut into 4 inch squares. Place a spoon-full of filling on half on each square. Fold dough over and pinch sides together securely to make the button (my grandma always made triangles instead, so that is what I usually do).
Put buttons into a kettle of slowly boiling salted water and cook for no more than 10 minutes (they are done when they float). Boil and handle gently, or you may lose filling.
Fry Cheese Buttons in a large skillet with the other finished ingredients until lightly browned.
Drizzle with heavy cream and salt to taste.