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Old 06-17-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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slovak easter cheese (slovakia, hungary, ukraine, poland etc.)
This recipe is from the kitchen of Maria Macejko Milot, my wife's grandmother.

Hrudka (Sirets - Egg Cheese)
1 dozen eggs
1-2 tsp vanilla
1 quart milk
1/2 cup sugar
Combine all ingredients in a white, enamled pan. cook over medium to low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture curdles.

Pour mixture into a colander that is lined with several thicknesses of cheesecloth. once mixture is drained, pick it up, cheesecloth and all, and shape into a ball by twisting the top part of a cheesecloth.

Tightly tie open end with string, placing string very close to the top of the ball. CAUTION! this will be hot! hang over sink until cool.

remove cheexecloth when cool; wrap and refrigerate.

*the whey from the hrudka can be saved and used when making pascha (paska). to conserve the whey, place the colander over a large pot before pouring mixture into cheesecloth.

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Discussion was also brought up about making a savory rather than sweet by leaving out the vanilla and sugar and adding salt and herbs.

It's pretty good and helps us get rid of a lot of eggs (we have hens) and make something tasty!

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Old 06-21-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
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How much does this make? It looks pretty delicious. Is it served alone, or part of another dish?

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James -

this will make a "ball" or "lump" about the size of a pound or maybe 1.5 pounds of "regular" cheese. It is normally served sliced as a treat or maybe a dessert.

One year, I sliced some, and then treated it like French toast, dipping it in an egg-milk mixture with cinnamon and vanilla, then frying it a few minutes on each side. Probably not very traditional, but definitely good!
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Oooh... Need.
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