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#2 Taste of Traditional Homemade Sweeties – Sweet Cottage Cheese Balls – Túrógombóc

Sweet Cottage Cheese Balls – Túrógombóc

Home made Sweet Cottage Cheese Balls – Túrógombóc

This is One of the Best yummies for to-day … easy to prepare and in minutes they in recognition vanish away!

The Cottage Cheese = Túró is the main ingredient in many Hungarian dishes, both savory, but mainly in sweeties. Túró is often translated as cottage cheese, but it carries alittle resemblance to the watery cottage cheese a.k.a. by Americans. It a fresh, soft curd cheese, similar to farmer’s cheese, in Germany known as quark. The cottage cheese is available throughout Eastern European deli. Just a tip for those over the other side of the Ocean may try to substitue it with a coarse  type of ricotta, but if found at your neighborhood stay with the cottage cheese, it is a yummy treat.

You can eat it as a dessert, but even as a main course after a heavy Hungarian soup.

Now about the Balls – Gombóc … They are large sweet dumplings typically made with flour or can be with potato batter. The Túrógombóc is a lighter and smaller version where the cottage cheese is mixed with semolina, and topping with cinnamon sugar and served with sour cream.

One of the best yummies for to-day … served for 4 persons – Preparing time cca. 310 mins.

Ingredients: 500g cottage cheese, 2 eggs, 200g semolina, 1/2tbs salt and also vanilila sugar, 3tbs sugar, 6tbs breadcrumbs, 2tbs oil.

For the dip sauce: 6 tbs sour cream, 1 tbs caster sugar, 1/2 tbs cinnamon.

The dose may be further increased  served for 8 persons then double the a/m ingredients.

Preparing: Take a big bowl, mash the cottage cheese with a fork. Add the eggs, semolina, sugar, vanilia sugar, salt, mix well together and set aside to rest a bit. The semolina needs cca 20 mins to swell before cooking. In between can prepare the coat for the cottage cheese balls. Take a big frying pan, heat oil in it and add the breadcrumbs, roast until golden brown, stir it as rosting not to burn. As it gets ready then sweeten with sugar. Form balls size with wet hands (not to stick on the hands) a little bigger than a golf ball from the cottage cheese. Place them into a pot with boiling water. They are ready when the balls come up to the top. Filtered through a filter then roll them in the breadcrumbs. Ready to serve with sour cream/cinnamon dip sauce. This is the real traditional Hungarian homemade  Túrógombóc, May try with various fruit sauces as well.

Once you tried it you will be delighted how easy it is to prepare.

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