We have dedicated our today's review to the curd dessert which is, without any exaggeration, suitable for any menu. It perfectly compliments everyday or holiday meal. Our curd dessert and its recipe are more likely to remind you regular cheesecakes with sole exception that they’re baked instead of being fried. Well, there’s nothing to say about the taste since it’s truly astonishing, just start cooking. But first a little bit of food history.
Despite the high popularity of the curd cheese and sour milk in Russia, it doesn't belong to their culinary heritage. It is believed that the first mention of the curd can be found in written sources in the Roman province of Arabia. Like most delicious and beloved foods, this one was invented by accident. Once upon a time, a resident of the local village went on a long journey and habitually took some food to eat on the road: bread and milk.
Milk was usually poured into a dry sheep's stomach. However, due to the awful heat, the milk quickly soured and curdled. When the traveler noticed it, he was very upset to drink that thing since he had no way out. Apart from that liquid, he decided to try a piece of thick consistency milk. To his great surprise, it turned out very tasty and nutritious. So that’s how the slowly fermented curd became so popular in ancient Rome.
It was only later when Russians learned about it as it’s mentioned in the sources dated X-XII century. Slavs are very fond of milk, in all its forms basically. It is drunk raw, it is a core ingredient for kefir or yogurt and of course for the cottage cheese or curd. Today it is produced in tones and eaten all around the world. At the same time, it was the habit of our ancestors to harvest cheese that gave us the the curd cheese pancakes. The thing is that cottage cheese is not recommended to eat raw after 2-3 days, and therefore they had to come up with different options for its use and the curd pancakes were one of those recipes that was both yummy and useful.
If we were talking about the beautiful curd dessert with gelatin, it wouldn’t be that healthy as usual curd pancakes. But the basic ingredient which is milk is extremely healthy. First of all, it is a source of protein and calcium, so it’s no accident the product is well digested. The eggs are also great in terms of high content of protein and vitamins with minerals, they supply our body with choline as well. Don't forget about flour, both wheat and corn flour. Well, since today we have not quite usual curd pancakes but a true curd dessert, the ingredients we use won’t be conventional. Such supplements like dried apricots or raisins don't just make the dish healthy but yummy. So let’s move forward to the preparation itself of the curd dessert.
That's all we wanted to tell you today about this yummy and nutritious homemade dessert made of cottage cheese. Of course, this method of preparation is not the one and only and can be changes. For example, try to make curd dessert with banana or other preferred fruit. Anyway, do not remain indifferent, cook with us and share your experiences. HozOboz is always looking ford to your feedback.