Curd dessert

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  • Calories: 199
  • Protein: 14.5
  • Fats: 7.9
  • Carbohydrates: 16.2
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    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.

    History of curd desserts

    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.

    How curd cheese can be healthy?

    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.

    Ingredients for curd dessert:

    • 1 kg of cottage cheese (curd)
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tbsp. of wheat flour
    • 2 tbsp. of corn flour
    • 1/2 tsp of baking powder for the dough
    • some vanilla
    • 100 g of dried apricots
    • 100 g of raisins
    • some sugar
    • a pinch of salt
    • 30 grams of butter
    • orange zest (optional)

    How to make a curd dessert:

    1. To start with, prepare all the necessary products;

      Start with having all the necessary ingredients ready.

    2. In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese with egg, salt and baking powder for the dough and make a uniform mass;

      Mix cottage cheese with egg, then add some baking powder. Do not forget to salt the dough.

    3. Wash the dried apricots and raisins and leave to drain;

      Wash dried fruits in colander and a let them drain the excess water.

    4. Diced dried apricots;

      Cut the dried apricots int cubes.

    5. Add raisins to the dough now;

      Add washed dried raisins to the dough.

    6. It’s time to add chopped dried apricots;

      Now, finely chopped dried apricots go in.

    7. Add some vanilla; Some vanilla goes in.
    8. Pour the desired amount of sugar;

      Now it's time to add some sugar.

    9. Thoroughly mix all ingredients so that the dried fruits are evenly spread on the dough;

      Thoroughly mix all of the products added to the dough.

    10. Add the flour;

      Pour the dough of wheat flour.

    11. Now, pour a few tablespoons of corn flour and finally mix everything up;

      Then, add the corn flour provided in the recipe and mix the dough.

    12. Put a slice of butter in each baking for curd pancakes;

      Put a piece of butter in each baking mold.

    13. Now, butter each baking mold;

      Each mold should be buttered.

    14. Spread the dough mass in each baking mold;

      In each baking mold, put some dough.

    15. Place the curd pancakes in the oven;

      Bake them in the oven.

    16. The first step of preparation lasts 20 minutes at 360F;

      First, bake the dish for 20 minutes at 360F.

    17. Then, the temperature should be lowered to 240F for another 15 minutes;

      At the end of baking, the temperature drops to 240F for another 15 minutes.

    18. Take them out of the oven and give them a cool for about 15 minutes;

      At the end of cooking, take them out from the oven and cool for 15 minutes.

    19. Serve warm with sour cream and all sorts of jam or marmalade;

      Take them out from the mold, spread on a plate and serve warm with jam and sour cream.

    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.

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