How to Easter
Easter - cottage cheese a special dish, which is prepared only for Easter, symbolizes the sweetness of life in Eden. In Russia, it occupies a leading position on the holiday table. Traditionally, housewives prepare it ahead of time, on Maundy Thursday, in-pasochnitsah forms in the form of a truncated pyramid, which symbolizes the Holy Sepulchre. Cottage cheese to prepare the Passover must be of good quality. To be completely sure of this, cook it yourself. If you do not have time for this, you can use and store, with a high percentage of fat, after preparing it.
You will need:
1.5 kg of the finished cheese, or 1 to 5 liters of yogurt and milk fat; 500 g of sugar; 5 eggs; 500g unsalted butter; 200 g fat sour cream; 1 package vanillin; 200g raisins light varieties; 100 g almonds or walnuts; zest of 1 lemon; candied fruit; gauze; forms for Easter (3-4 pieces).
Instruction how to make Easter
Prepare the cheese yourself. Dilute desired amount of milk to boiling. Pour him the same amount of yogurt. Allow to cool.
Put in bags made of a double layer of cheesecloth. Hang them over a sink or basin per day.
Magazinny curd put under pressure for 12 hours.
Good clean and dry forms for Easter. Each insert a double layer of cheesecloth, leaving the top end enough to cover the cheese.
Wash the raisins, dry.
Fry a little almonds, cover with boiling water and leave for 30 minutes. Peel and finely chop. Clean the walnuts and chop them.
Add the raisins in the pressed curds. Pass the mixture through a meat grinder.
Divide the cooled eggs and separate the whites from the yolks.
Whisk proteins with 200 g of sugar in a solid foam, better hand. Pour sugar gradually.
Rub the white-egg yolks with the remaining sugar and vanilla.
Mix gradually mashed cottage cheese, egg yolks, sour cream, proteins, nuts and zest. Stir with a wooden spoon.
Put Easter into a suitable container and cook over very low heat, stirring constantly. After the appearance of large bubbles interfere more intensively.
Remove from the heat mass in 5-7 minutes and leave to cool. It is often disturbing spoon better clockwise.
When Easter will be lukewarm, to shift in form, close the gauze. Place the dish in each of the forms.
As the liquid runoff add to form the remaining cottage cheese. Serum drain. Leave the passover in the forms for the night.
In the morning, drain the accumulated liquid. On top form on the gauze, place small wooden wedges, cover and place the goods on them. Remove all in a cool place for 32-36 hours.
Remove carefully the yoke, remove the top layer of gauze. Turn gently to form a dish, disassemble it, remove the cheesecloth.
Decorate the top of the pyramid Easter candied fruits or flowers, serve.