Happy Earth Hour – join millions of people across the world! Be sure to switch off all your lights from 8.30 – 9.30 (UTC-05:00) and set up some candles 😉 You can read more about earth hour HERE . We will be having a special dessert tonight 😉 It’ s also perfect dessert for Easter.
As promised in a previous blog entry, here is an awesome recipe with the pressed cottage cheese. This is by far the most popular cake in Estonia and I have had it a lot. I love it! I was pretty sad when I moved here (Toronto, Canada) and grocery stores did not sell it, I just recently found a place where to buy it. One of the happiest days of my life 🙂
100 g butter
3/4 cup flour
3 tbsp sugar
Mix room temperature butter with sugar. Add an egg. Mix well. Add flour. When the batter is nice and smooth, transfer it into desired baking pan (I used 8×8 inch pan, 2 inch deep) and spread it.
1/2 kg pressed cottage cheese
* I´m sure you can use also cream cheese or drained cottage cheese but I have never used it to make this cake. If you are curious about this cake I suggest you buy the right pressed cottage cheese. Check my last blog entry for the picture.
*If you love your cake extra sweet, make it a 1 cup
4 tbsp sour cream
3 tablespoons of flour
2 tsp vanilla extract
drop of lemon juice
If you love raisins, add a cup of raisins
*I’m not a fan so I didn’t
For the topping add the cottage cheese, sugar, eggs, sour cram, vanilla extract and lemon juice into a standard mixer bowl and mix until well combined. Add flour. Mix well. And raisins if you love them.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until top is set and browned. When cool, cut into squares.
You may add icing sugar on top to add a special effect to it!