Kotletki are our ultimate Russian comfort food. Thanksgiving is about traditions... Tag @girlandthekitchen on Instagram and hashtag it #girlandthekitchen, Your email address will not be published. Every Slavic makes it their own unique way , HA-HA, exactly. How to Make Elderberry Syrup in the Instant Pot ». I make this cheesecake every week for my toddler but I usually use cottage cheese instead of ricotta and semolina instead of flour ) honey in place of sugar for heathy version. Spread the batter in the prepared loaf pan, place in the middle rack of the oven and bake for about 40-50 minutes, until the cake is golden brown and isn’t loose in the center. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I needed a break. Thanks for your delicious recipe because we can have it whenever we want it now. My version is very similar to yours and comes out perfect every time. Speckled with dry fruits, plenty of good vanilla and some orange zest, this will be your new go to dessert when you want plenty of flavor without much effort! ★☆ The only thing is the top of the cheesecake glued to the aluminum foil when I open the cover. Please help ,thank you. Zapekanka: there is nothing better than a simple Russian cheesecake. Very nice recipe. Essentially a zapekanka is just a super easy cheesecake that comes from slavic roots. Thank you. I belong to this cute little group on Facebook, called “Cooking with Friends”. Soak currents and lemon rind in lemon juice … They read my blog before anyone else did, they supported me when I wanted to start cooking classes and as of recent when I threw myself into private cheffing and catering full time…it was them who not only vouched for me but actually became some of my favorite clients. But read about vanilla extract … it’s not what you think that’s why i like the paste! Hi Maya… Maybe put toothpicks into the cake so that the foil does not lay on top of it. Best of all I even include an Instant Pot option! 75g currents. It took all my patience and will power to let this baby chill for a few minutes before cutting into it. My cake is in oven, hope it’s OK, Hi, Grease the baking forms (s) with butter, sprinkle (dry) semolina or breadcrumbs and put the tvorog mixture. Then run a paring knife around the edges and carefully invert to a serving platter. zest of 1 lemon. Ingredients 4 tablespoons semolina 4 tablespoons sour cream 16 ounces ricotta cheese 2 eggs 3 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 ounces blueberries (fresh or frozen) I followed your recipe and made it from tvorog in the instant pot, it came very good, delicious. Serve with fresh and berries and powdered sugar if desired. As you know Russians rival the English on hot tea drinking and they just love their biscuits and cookies while they drink tea. . A zapekanka is a super easy cheesecake that comes from Russian roots. So glad you liked it! A zapekanka is a super easy cheesecake that comes from Russian roots. One particular week I saw this easy cheesecake popping up all over the place on our little Facebook group. Spread sour cream on top. (unless you are lucky and live near a Russian supermarket which sells proper cottage cheese) 90g caster sugar. ! Fall means squash time!! Love it. Nutritional information is for guidance purposes only. Place the trivet that comes with the Instant pot inside and add in 1.5 cups of water. But to follow Russian tradition then spread the sour cream on top and it will probably burn some but that is okay. to the bottom. ★☆. A true afternoon delight…, This cheesecake is perfect with an afternoon hot tea. Allow for a natural release for 15 minutes. Butter the cake insert and pour in the batter into the pan evenly.