Chrysanthemum Pastries

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I found this recipe on pinterest and couldn’t help but be intrigued by it.  The final product is amazing.  The original recipe was in Cyrillic (I think) and even after using Google’s translator it was hard to decipher.  I took on the task of attempting to rework the recipe in English using American measurements as much as possible.

Chrysanthemum Rolls from Dishin with Dixie

I have yet to make this recipe myself but I do plan on giving it a try as soon as I can.  Please let me know of an changes I need to make to the recipe if you make it before I do 😉

Chrysanthemum Pastries

For the dough:

½ cup milk, warmed

1 tablespoon sugar

1 packet yeast

½ cup plain yogurt or kefir

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg

6 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 ¼ cups flour, sifted


For the filling:

1 pound ground beef or pork

1 onion, finely diced

1 garlic clove, minced

5 ounces shredded cheese

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray

  • To a bowl add the warmed milk and sugar.  Stir to dissolve the sugar.  Add the yeast and stir to combine.  Let sit for 15-20 to let the yeast proof.  If your yeast doesn’t activate you’ll need to start over with fresh yeast.
  • Mix in the yogurt, salt, egg, and vegetable oil. Mix well, add sifted flour and knead a soft dough.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put the dough in a warm place for about 1 hour to let rise.
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts.  Place half back in the bowl and recover with plastic wrap so it won’t dry out.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out half the dough to 1/4 -inch thickness.
  • Using a mug or biscuit cutter (approximately 7.5 cm or 3 inches in diameter) cut about 26 rounds of dough.
  • Set aside and keep covered.
  • Repeat the process with the other half of the dough.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Coat a round, shallow baking dish (approximately 11 inches in diameter) with vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray.  You may want to lay a rounded piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the dish.
  • In a bowl combine meat, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Place a small amount of the meat mixture onto a piece of dough.  Sprinkle with a little cheese.

Chrysanthemum Rolls from Dishin with Dixie

  • Fold in half, then in half again. (See picture below.)

Chrysanthemum Rolls from Dishin with Dixie

Chrysanthemum Rolls from Dishin with Dixie

  • Pinch the corners together. (See picture below.)

Chrysanthemum Rolls from Dishin with Dixie

  • Place each roll into prepared dish with pinched ends facing toward the center of the dish.  Repeat with each roll.  Approximately 48-52 rolls in total.
  • Outer ring should be about 24 rolls, 18 for the next, 9 rolls in the center ring and 1 roll in the middle.

Chrysanthemum Rolls from Dishin with Dixie

  • Cover lightly with a towel and allow to rise for 20-30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon milk.  Brush the rolls evenly with the egg wash before placing in the oven.
  • Place in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  • Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Make about 50 rolls.

Click HERE for a printable version of this recipe.

Original recipe can be found HERE.

Be sure to pin this for later 😉

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5 thoughts on “Chrysanthemum Pastries

  1. I was half way through translating it when I regoogled crysanthenum pastry anymd found your translation! Thank goodness!!!
    Can’t wait to try it!!! I’ll pin your version!!!


  2. Thanks so much for translating! My question is instead of making your own dough, do you think using Pillsbury cresant dough would work? They sell it in sheets now, so you could roll it out and cut circles with a cookie cutter.

    Let me know what you think!


  3. I was very excited to try this but when I got to step 2 when it says to add the vegetable oil there is no amount mentioned in the ingredients list. I am winging it and hoping it turns out okay!

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