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Friday, June 21, 2013

How to Make Russian Chocolate Cheesecake Bites {Глазированные сырки}

These are little bars of flavored sweet cheese with a dark chocolate coating. These are healthy and delicious. A rich and creamy dessert made with ricotta, vanilla bean 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.




Ingredients:    
1 lb ricotta cheese  or homemade Tvorog (It needs to be dry)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tbs butter (softened)
2-5 tbsp whipping cream (It depents on how dry tvorg is)
2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
Optional juice of 1/4 lemon
300- 350 grams dark chocolate to cover with.

I make tvorog a few times a week. So its always in my fridge. Tvorog need to be dry for this recipe. Use a cheese cloth to take out all liquid out. Mix tvorog with butter and vanilla. Use a hand mixer.
Add whipping cream and powdered sugar. Mix it really well. Refrigerate it for 1 hour.
 Make a rectangular or a  circle shape. Put in the freezer for 30 min. 
 I used a strong blender to chop chocolate for melting. This is the proper way to melt chocolate: Melt 2/3 of your chocolate. Place it in the top of a double boiler, set over simmering water. Securely clip a chocolate or instant-read thermometer to the side of the boiler to monitor the chocolate’s temperature. Stir gently but steadily as the chocolate melts and heats up. Use a rubber spatula, not a wooden or metal spoon. Bring the chocolate to 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 C) for dark chocolate or 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 C) for milk or white chocolate. Do not allow the chocolate to exceed its recommended temperature. When it is at the right temperature, remove it from the heat. Add the remaining chunks of chocolate and stir gently to incorporate. The warm chocolate will melt the chopped chocolate, and the newly added chocolate will bring down the temperature of the warm chocolate.
Roll sirki into chocolate with the fork. Transfer em to parchment paper. Put in the fridge to get em dry. 









You can add any fruit jam to the mix. I used strawberry jam for a few sirki.
Enjoy!!!








19 comments:

  1. Looks very yummy! Cant wait to try!!
    Thank you for another idea!

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  2. Hello dear. Do these sirki taste really close to the ones they sell in the Russian grocery store? The reason I ask is because my son eats a sirok every morning. While these sirki taste really good, they are expensive! (one piece costs a whopping $1.00) So I spend a lot of money on these things. I would love to make my own if they are really creamy and similar to the ones from the store. Thanks!

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    1. These are really close to dadu ones from the store. Especially with strawberry jam taste really close too. My kids loved it a lot. For me, I would add condensed milk and about 2-4 oz of cream cheese, but then you can't form em as these were. Try this recipe first and then try adding sgushenka and cream cheese. Let me know how it works out for you.

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  3. Thank you Lea soooo much for this wonderful treat recepie!!! My son bags me to make those, at russian store they are more then $1 per piece so we can't afford them often! But we really appreciate your recepie!!! God bless!!! Also if you don't mind please post pictures of your family and our famous cook!!!:)))

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    1. You are welcome:) This recipe will save you money on these sirki. We like to stay private, check Instagram sometimes:)))

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  4. How much chocolate do you use?

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    1. Oh, I forgot to add it:) It's 300 grams.

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  5. Thanks for great recepie! What chocolate works best? Which one did u use?

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    1. I like to use Dark chocolate from Trader Joe's. It's Belgium Pound Plus 500 grams bar:)

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  6. How many squares/circles does this make?

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    1. Its exactly like in the pictures. It's 10 rectangular and 10 circles:)

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  7. Hello, What is the Russian word for cream cheese? Did you mean slivki by whipped cream? Will you please share the homemade recipe of tvorok, I would really appreciate it. Thank you :)

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    1. Hi Carmel, Russian cream cheese would be slivochnyy syr. Yes slivki is whipping cream:) I make tvorog with kefir grains. You can make it with buttermilk too. Here is my recipe:
      http://leascooking.blogspot.com/2012/04/homemade-farmers-cheese-for-breakfast.html
      Enjoy!!!

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  8. Can i just use store bought Italian ricotta cheese? I don't have tvorog at home? Would it be the same? Is ricotta and tvorog the same consistency? Thank you!

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    1. Yes, I think you can. Just drain all the liquid out. It is really close to store ricotta.
      Enjoy!!!

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  9. O my Lord! I love, love, love those! Russian store in nowhere in sight around here and I crave sirochki so much. Thank you for the recipe. They are on my list already! Pinned too.

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