How to Make Russian Chocolate Cheesecake Bites
How to make Russian Dessert at home. These are little bars of flavored sweet cottage cheese with a dark or milk chocolate coating. These are healthy and delicious. A rich and creamy dessert made with quark, farmers, ricotta or cottage cheese, vanilla and a few other ingredients. You can make these sirki into cake pops or like traditional, rectangular way. Simple and easy to make for summer dessert. Kids love these so much and it is a great way to get them eating cottage cheese which contains a lot of calcium, vitamins and proteins. I grew up on these and when I was little, my mum used to give them to me as a treat! We only had plain vanilla flavor, but now in any Latvian or Easter European Supermarket you will find around 10-15 different flavors! I hope you make these for yourself with your kids. Cottage cheese is a delicious source of casein protein, which digests slowly and keeps you full. It’s low-carb and low-calorie, too, so it fits with almost any eating plan. While cottage cheese is tasty plain, trying it in other foods or snacks prevents you from getting bored with your diet.
- 100 g milk or dark chocolate
- 3-4 tbsp butter
- 70 g unsalted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla or caramel extract
- 100 g icing sugar
- 300-350 g dry cottage cheese
- Blend your cottage cheese in a blender, or siv it through to make sure the cottage cheese has very smooth consistency.
- Add icing sugar and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Cream your butter in a bowl and then add the cottage cheese mixture and mix well.
- Depending on your size and shapes you want break foil paper into many squares. I have used 8 pieces of foil, they were 16x16 cm each, so I broke up large 4 piece and then cut it in half.
- Place 1-1.5 tbsp of mixture into the middle of foil and fold it from both sides and pinch at the ends, to make it look like a candy. Repeat with all of them and place in the freezer for 15-20 min to harden. Don''t leave them too long so they don't freeze.
- Melt your butter and chocolate over the slow simmering water and leave aside.
- Prepare a new baking tray with parchment paper and dip each Sirochek into the chocolate, or coat it with a painting brush. Once all coated from both sides, place them back in the fridge or freezer if you want it faster. I like to make double coating, so i would let them set for 20-30 min and coat them again.
- Once coated twice, cover with some cling film or foil and leave in a fridge for few hours or overnight!
- Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee!