At my husband's convincing, we scaled down the recipe to use only a half gallon of milk to make sure that it would turn out before using two gallons of milk. Good thing, because it turned out to be just the right amount for the number of pyrohy that we decided to make.
Here is the recipe we used (makes approximately 12 ounces of cottage cheese):
- 1/2 gallon of 1% milk
- 1/2 pint of buttermilk
Mix all ingredients together in a pot or dutch oven.
Set aside in a warm room and leave covered.
Approximately 72 hours after mixing ingredients together, place dutch oven on the stove top.
|This is what the cottage cheese will look like after sitting at room temperature for three days.|
|As the milk starts to curdle it will look like this|
|More views of curdled milk!|
|Doesn't it look delicious?|
Yay, your work is almost done. Simply dump your cottage cheese into a container and store in a refrigerator. (Yes, it is now allowed to be kept cool).
If you are feeling extra ambitious, go to this post and use your homemade cottage cheese to make some varenyky.
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