Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hrudka

How'd I do? It looks quite a bit like a brain in this picture but I did give it a little taste and it is yummy! I had a really hard time getting the exposure right - I guess it's too shiny, I don't know. I got the recipe from another Ortho Homeschooler and I impressed everyone at the service tonight with the fact that I made a rookie attempt. Wait until they see Tad's various breads!

12 eggs
1 quart milk
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 pinch ground nutmeg

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 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.

3 comments:

DebD said...

that looks great! I haven't tried my hand at Hrudka yet, but I do think it tastes great!

JTKlopcic said...

"It looks quite a bit like a brain..."

Tree brain?

Cheese brain?

Mairs said...

Definitely tree brain