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Cirek (Resurrection Day Cheese)


  • 15 eggs
  • 1 quart milk
  • 5 to 6 whole black peppers, crushed
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Pour milk into saucepan and bring to a boil. Beat eggs slightly and add gradually to the hot milk. Cook over low heat for about 7 minutes.
  2. Add pepper and salt. Stir constantly to prevent scorching. Pour mixture into a cheesecloth or linen towel. Squeeze and tie lightly. Hang and let liquid drain for about 2 hours.
  3. Cover with wet napkin and refrigerate.
  4. After chilling for about 12 hours, the cheese can be sliced about 1/2-inch thick and served with the Resurrection Day menu.

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