Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My attempt to alter one old Russian recipe

I like these Russian cheese cakes. Here is the list of ingredients:
  • ·         500 gr of Farmer’s cheese (has to be fine paste so grind cheese in meat grinder)
  • ·         1 egg
  • ·         3 Table spoons of sugar
  • ·         Vanilla, salt and lemon zest (to taste)
  • ·         All Purpose Flour 
  •       Butter

They have a shape of pancakes or hamburgers; the only difference is that they are made out of Farmer’s cheese. I try to avoid consuming sugar, white bread, white rice, white everything… due to being pre-diabetic. According to my doctor, I can eat anything I want in what I call “mild” quantities in one sitting (does that mean I can have many sittings per day? How many?). Mild is good… however I like chocolate and good fat creamy ice-cream. As much as I can, I try to use sugar substitute, brown rice, whole wheat bread, whole wheat flour, etc.  Yesterday I made an attempt to alter this old Russian recipe and here what I got:
  • ·         1 Lb of Ricotta cheese (already fine paste)
  • ·         1 Egg
  • ·         1 Tb spoon of sweet and low
  • ·         Vanilla, salt and lime
  • ·         Whole wheat flour
  • ·         Olive oil
        1. Mix all ingredients. Add enough flour so the mix doesn’t stick to your hands.
       2.  Place some flour on the flat surface (I use a HUGE butcher’s board).
       3.    Spoon cheese mix into that flour, roll in your hands and form a pancake shape.    

        4.     Heat some butter (I used olive oil) on your frying pan.
        5.   Place cheese cakes and fry on medium until golden brown.

        6.       Serve warm. Sprinkle with powdered sugar (sugar substitute). Sour cream on the side.

I like them with pancake syrup but I use organic blue agave (a low glycemic organic sweetener).

Do you want to know if it tasted the same as the original recipe? It was not bad but NOPE, not the same. I am willing to sacrifice for some real chocolate and ice-cream !!!

P.S. There something special about August 17. 22 years ago I came to this wonderful country, which gave me so much! YEY to my 22!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Teamwide Huge Sale by PromoFrenzy Team

The best Team ever runs a very special sale this month. This is a truly great time to do your holiday shopping, my friends. Discounts are great! The items are all handmade and each of the artisans takes a great pride in their product and stays behind the quality.
 To find items that are offered by the Team members, go to Etsy and search for promofenzyteam. There are over 4,000 items made with love. Happy shopping!