Zapekanka Recipe

An international reader shared her recipe to Zapekanka recipe – which is a cottage cheese dessert. Thanks so much, Alana! I’m super excited. Zapekanka is basically an easy really cheesecake that has Russian roots. I truly hope you give this one a shot. 

Zapekanka

Zapekanka Ingredients Recipe

  • 2 1/4 cup (500 grams) cottage cheese – just the grains, all the liquid needs to be removed
  • 3/4 cup (200 ml) of sour milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cups (150 gram) of caster sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of semolina
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

(i tried to find cup/conversions – I would double check just to be 100% sure I did it right!!)

Zapekanka mix egg and flour in bowl

Directions

Step 1. Make sure to mix well cottage cheese, sugar and eggs. The grains of the cottage cheese has to be really small, but don’t use a mixer, has to be done manually.

Step 2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Leave it for 15-20 minutes to stand so that semolina could take in liquid.

Fill baking dish

Step 3. Butter baking dish. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees (200 °C).

Pour batter into the dish and bake it in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the golden color.

Step 4. Pour batter into the dish and bake it in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the golden color.

Zapekanka Recipe

Let it cool down a bit and then cut it up. Serve your Zapekanka recipe with a dollop of sour cream!

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Zapekanka Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup (500 grams) cottage cheese - just the grains, all the liquid needs to be removed
  • 3/4 cup (200 ml) of sour milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cups (150 gram) of caster sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of semolina
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Step 1. Make sure to mix well cottage cheese, sugar and eggs. The grains of the cottage cheese has to be really small, but don’t use a mixer, has to be done manually.
    2. Step 2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Leave it for 15-20 minutes to stand so that semolina could take in liquid.
    3. Step 3. Butter baking dish. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees (200 °C).
    4. Step 4. Pour batter into the dish and bake it in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the golden color.
    5. Let it cool down a bit and then cut it up. Serve your Zapekanka recipe with a dollop of sour cream!

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