Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What Do I Do with the Rest of the Paska Cheese After I Run Out of Bread?

I made a huge recipe of Paska Cheese ala Vladyka Dmitri for Pascha, but after giving away a bunch and eating a bunch (schmears of cheese on apples, pears, crackers, bread, etc).  I still have a pound left.  What to do, what to do?  I know!  Strawberry Swirl Paska Cheescake Bars!

Crust:
2  pkgs graham crackers
2-3 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup of sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Strawberries for Swirling:
1-10 oz pkg frozen strawberries in syrup
1 tbsp cornstarch
Cheesecake:
3 cups of Paska Cheese
2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and set rack to the middle.
  2. Process the graham crackers in the food processor until crumbs, add cinnamon, and sugar.  Add melted butter and pulse until the mixture looks like wet sand.
  3. Pour crust fixin's into a 9x13 pyrex dish and press firmly into the bottom of the dish.
  4. Take the strawberries put into a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into a saucepan.  Add cornstarch and cook until thickened.  Set aside to cool.
  6. In a bowl, place your Paska Cheese and crack two eggs into the bowl.  Mix thoroughly.
  7. Pour your cheese-egg mixture into your pyrex dish.  Smooth.
  8. Drop globs of strawberry into the cheese-egg mixture.  With a fork or a chopstick, swirl away!
  9. Bake for 30 minutes until the center is set.
  10. Set on a rack to cool.  Then out in the refrigerate to chill for at least 2 hours.

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3 comments:

Josephus Flavius said...

It's absurdly tasty.

mary@evlogia said...

You're a genius. Now I know what to do with my leftovers.

Matushka said...

YUM!!! And just after I had sworn off sugar of six months...

M.Michelle