Recipe by Cathi from NJ
"This is traditional Slovak Easter cheese that is served Easter Sunday. It is traditionally served with baked ham and beet horseradish and is great on sandwiches. It is very mild in flavor and not like other cheeses."
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I love this easter cheese! I used to make this with my Baba for many years!! This recipe is exactly the same with one exception my Baba always put a dash of yellow food coloring in it to give it a nice color!!
uhhh...this isn't cheese, it's a way to eat leftover scrambled eggs...and there are a thousand ways or so to season the recipe and make it more than that.
jbchef - this recipe has nothing to do with scrambled eggs! It is a cheese since it is made by curdling milk. It is a fresh cheese made for Easter with eggs. This is the recipe my grandmother, mother and I have made for over 100 years. I have also added a pinch of fresh nutmeg for a little kick. I also server it with beets horseradish and cold sliced keilbasa for Easter breakfast.
My grandmother and mother maid this cheese. I have been making it for 39 years. My children always still ask for it every easter. Enjoyed by all! A GREAT TRADITION!!
Thank you. I made this when I was growing up in a Byzantine Catholic church. It is long since gone. I forgot the recipe. The only thing different is that we would take cloves and decorate the cheese with a cross.
This is exactly as my Grandmother and Great Grandmother made it. it will be the first Easter without her and I am making it alone. It will be sad but I know she will be with me in spirit while I make it. Love and miss you Gram.
Just finished making my Easter cheese. A recipe that has been handed down for generations from my Slovak ancestors. My only variation is to add some water , and when that surfaces you know you are done. The eggs are to indicate a new beginning .
Just like my mom made and what she called it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Slovak Easter Cheese (Cirak)
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 44
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