Tvorog Recipe

Looking for an easy Tvorog recipe? Learn how to make Tvorog using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by neveragaindiet

Makes 5 servings



Russian Farmer's Cheese Makes 5 1/2-cup servings

Recipe Ingredients for Tvorog

1/2 gallon 1% milk
2 cups buttermilk

Recipe Directions for Tvorog

  1. In a soup pot, combine 1/2 gallon of milk (whole is best, but I've used low-fat and even skim without problems) with 2 cups of buttermilk. Do not use buttermilk containing sodium citrate! In Wisconsin, Kemps buttermilk is good and cheap.

  2. *Place the milk/buttermilk mixture in a warm place until it develops the consistency of thick yogurt (a kitchen counter or the back burner of a stove work just fine). This will take about 24 hours. In the summer and in very warm homes, this may take only 12 hours.

  3. *Place the pot containing the milk mixture over very, very low heat for about an hour. Choose the lowest setting on your stove. If you have a gas stove, use a flame tamer. Do not stir the milk.

  4. *After about an hour, the milk will curdle, and the curds and whey will begin to separate. Take the milk off the heat.

  5. *Let the milk cool for about 30 minutes. Line a sieve with a large piece of cheesecloth. Using a slotted spoon, carefully separate the curds (the thick, yogurt-y stuff) from the whey (yellowish liquid). Place the curds in the cheesecloth-lined sieve.

  6. *The wet curds will look kind of gross, but don't worry. Soon enough you'll have fluffy, creamy tvorog.

  7. *Gather the cheesecloth like a little bag, place the sieve over a bowl, and let the tvorog drain, preferably overnight, in the fridge.

  8. *Next day, unroll the cheesecloth and scoop the tvorog into a bowl. You'll probably have one big chunk--break it up a little with a spoon.

Categories

Side Dish, Eastern European

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 488.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
203
Calories from Fat
42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.7g
7%
Saturated Fat
3.0g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Sodium
275mg
11%
Potassium
734mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
24.2g
8%
Sugars
25.0g
Protein
16.4g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 58% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very high in calcium
  • Very high in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in riboflavin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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