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Sirecz (Easter Cheese)

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"A traditional Slovak Easter Cheese served with the Easter meal. This is served sliced and cold. It tastes like a sweet custard."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 372 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In an electric mixer, beat the eggs until mixed well.
  2. Transfer the eggs to a double boiler and stir in milk, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg. Cook over a medium heat for 30 minutes. Use a metal slotted spoon and constantly stir the bottom of the pan to prevent scorching.
  3. When the mixture looks just like cooked scrambled eggs, pour it carefully into a cheesecloth-lined colander. Carefully gather the ends of the cheesecloth in your hands and pull them together until the cheese forms into a ball. Tie the cheesecloth tightly at the top of the ball. Tie the cheesecloth ends over a faucet or to the handle of a kitchen cabinet (place a bowl under to catch the whey dripping down) and let hang for about 3 hours.
  4. Untie the cleesecloth and wrap the cheesecloth ball in plastic wrap before refrigerating. The cheese will keep for about a week. Slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 372 calories; 13.9 g fat; 42.4 g carbohydrates; 18 g protein; 437 mg cholesterol; 191 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is the same as what my Hungarian grandmother made, but she added golden raisins

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My mom made this every year for Easter, but she never used sugar or vanilla or nutmeg, only a little salt. We loved it paired with ham on a sandwhich. Also, she told me never to used an elect...

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This is the same as what my Hungarian grandmother made, but she added golden raisins

This is the same recipe my family makes for Pascha; we call it hrudka. We have an additional step, though. After the hrudka has firmed up and been refrigerated for awhile, put it into a pan or...

My mom made this every year for Easter, but she never used sugar or vanilla or nutmeg, only a little salt. We loved it paired with ham on a sandwhich. Also, she told me never to used an elect...

This is like the Easter cheese my Nonni used to make only she didn't put the sugar and nutmeg in it. She used to serve homemade pickled beets with hers also. I really like this version! Thank ...

this receipe has been in my family for years. but mine is quart of milk, tsp vannelilla, adozon of eggs, suger to taste. great i am the only one that stll makes it. i have used equal to thanks,...

I use a flour sack style towel for mine, It makes a smoother outside than the cheesecloth. My granny's and mother in law hung theirs outside on the line for a couple hours but I have to get crea...

After my mother showed me how to make Easter cheese last year, she passed away 3 months later. Then I could not remember how to make the recipe. With Easter time approaching now, I became upset ...

This turned out nice the first try. Lightly sweet and easy to make. A great alternative to chocolate for Easter.

Thank you for posting this i too had a nanny who used to make this every easter and she is gone now since 96 and i lost her recipe for this now i have it back again Thank you so much