We treasure the recipes of traditional Armenian pastries passed down through generations in our family. One, in particular, called Gata (pronounced as guh-ta) has always been our family's favorite. Gata is a pastry somewhere between croissants and rugelach, but with a personality of its own. There are many variations of it in Armenia, and they come in different shapes, sizes and may be decorated or left unadorned. The popular variety is a rolled Gata with khoriz (pronounced as kho-reez), a tender filling that consists of flour, butter and sugar, which makes this pastry crisp on the outside and flaky within, melting in your mouth.
Upon moving to the United States more than a decade ago we had discovered many new local delicious pastries, cakes and cookies, but they all felt too sweet and overpowering for our taste palates. Fast forward some years, and while in COVID-19 lockdown, we have decided to take our Gata to the next level of creativity and imagination and began experimenting with various ingredients and flavors to adjust to local tastes and traditions. After many attempts to fuse and perfect our recipes, we came up with new type of pastries and called these creations Pourie Rolls.
Our goal is to offer the local market non-overpowering versions of the favorite flavors, as we continue to expand our menu.
We bake daily from scratch using fresh products, avoiding any artificial flavor enhancers or additives.
Each Pourie Roll is baked with love and the attention it deserves.
Pourie-Mourie is a home-based kitchen incorporated company and is certified by Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (VDACS)
We are on a R&D trip to Armenia in quest for bringing new recipes and ideas to you. Follow us on FB and IG @pouriemourie for updates and stay tuned for exciting things in August!