Grandma’s Farmer Cheese Cream with Apples – Guaranteed Kid Friendly Snack!
Are you struggling because your kiddo wants something sweet? Are you still buying flavored yogurt in little plastic boxes? They are full of additives and sugar. You may as well eat a candy bar!
Here is the solution! My grandma used to whip these up when I was whining for something sweet. Little did I know that I was eating basically cottage cheese with apples…
If you are looking for a high protein, high fat, and very low carbohydrate snack, breakfast, or dessert, look no further.
This is a Hungarian recipe from my grandma, it is super easy. I use a healthy sugar substitute, so it is sweet without the guilt and/or attention deficit disorder.
You can make a larger portion, split it up into tiny canning jars and enjoy it for up to 3-4 days.
A week ago, I was feeling nostalgic, so I drove to my favorite Russian Store in Bellevue, titled elegantly as “International Deli.” If you are Hungarian reading this… yeah, well, there are no Hungarian stores anywhere in Seattle or vicinity, and Russian almost seems “homey”, plus they carry Hungarian produce. And yes, bite your tongue, I am fully aware of the irony of the situation. When you are two continents and an ocean away from your home, it is amazing what you will settle for as far as “homey” goes.
This little deli is packed to the brim with produce from Russia and the old “Eastern Block.” They carry at least 10 varieties of Farmer cheese, something that is very difficult to find in the US. Don’t know why. Anybody has an idea why Farmer Cheese never took off in the US? Outside of European Delis, you can find it sometimes in farmers markets or in more upscale grocery stores. Farmer cheese is a dry version of cottage cheese, it is also less sour. It makes the perfect filler for strudels and breads because of its low water content and mild flavor.
I will keep the strudel recipe for a later time, for now, let’s keep it Paleo, quick and simple!
Grandma’s Farmer Cheese Cream with Apples:
40 dkg Farmer Cheese (Now you know how I feel with you Americans and your pints, ounces, cups… OK, OK, I will be nice; 40 dkg is 14 ounces!)
10 dkg Swerve Sweetener (3.5 ounces, to replace traditional sugar and keep it low glycemic)
Rind of one lemon
1 large tbsp of sour cream
1 large apple grinded
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
A hint of cinnamon
Put everything but the apple in the food processor, mix until it turns into a creamy consistency. Peel apple and discard the skin. Grate the apple down and fold into the cheese cream. Done! Guaranteed your kids will like it, and you will be happy to know that they are eating an apple and “cottage cheese”. They will never believe it if you tell them. :- )