Crescent-Moon Pastries with Herby Curd Filling

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    Amber & Rye: A Baltic food journey

    By Zuza Zak

    Published 2021

    • About

    At a bakery by a gleaming river on the border of the Gauja national park, these radziņš -crescent-moon-shaped pastries filled with savoury cheese or spiced meat and topped with crunchy seeds — were the first snack I came across in Latvia. They reminded me of the sweet, yeasty rogaliki (also known as rugelach) I remember from my childhood in Poland, but because of their salty filling, they are perhaps better suited to a beer snack than breakfast. These savoury pastries;