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Armenian Pastry - Traditional Gata

Updated on March 24, 2015
3 stars from 47 ratings of Armenian Gata

Cook Time

Prep time: 50 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 20-24 pieces

Ingredients for filling

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 1/5 teaspoon vanillin

Ingredients for Dough

  • 3 cups (each 250ml) flour
  • 1 cup sour cream, or yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 250gr butter
  • 3/4 baking soda, combined with 2 drops of vinegar
  • a pinch of salt


  1. Mix the following ingredients: flour with salt and baking soda.
  2. Add the butter, the egg and sour cream (or yogurt) and start mashing all ingredients together.
  3. Divide the dough into three parts, and place them for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Prepare the filling: Mix sugar,vanillin and flour. Take the butter and rub it into flour dough. Make sure once you're done the dough looks like sand.
  5. Shape the dough with rolling pin into 1-1.5 cm phyllo and add the filling as it is shown in the picture.
  6. One more time you need to shape the dough into 3 rolls. Brush the dough with the beaten egg. You can also draw lines on the dough as it is shown in the picture by using a fork.
  7. Cut the dough into medium size pieces.
  8. Bake them in the oven for 20-25min at 175C. Use the backing paper.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 piece
Calories 312
Calories from Fat171
% Daily Value *
Fat 19 g29%
Saturated fat 11 g55%
Sugar 11 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 67 mg22%
Sodium 80 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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