RUSSIAN ZAPEKANKA

1
Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

This is a sort of Russian cheesecake, except it is made with farmer's cheese.
I have not tried it yet, but it does sound interesting.
Recipe & photo:grouprecipes.com

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
6
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
farmer's cheese
2
eggs, separated
5 Tbsp
cream of wheat (not instant)
1/2 c
sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
1 pinch
salt
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/2 c
toasted walnuts
1 c
sliced strawberries
sour cream, optional

Step-By-Step

1In a large bowl, combine cheese and egg yolks. Mix in the cream of wheat and sugar.
2Add baking soda, salt, vanilla and melted butter. Mix well.
3In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff; fold into other mixture. Fold in the walnuts.
4Add most of the strawberries and mix in.
5Pour mixture into a buttered 2-qt. baking dish. Spread a layer of sour cream on top and decorate with more sliced strawberries.
6Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven about 50 minutes, or until golden.
7NOTE: You may also add about 1/2 cup raisins, if you like. Add them with the walnuts.

About RUSSIAN ZAPEKANKA

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Other Desserts
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy