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How to make sour turnips like they do in Slovinia

I found that sour turnips are one of the main ingredients of many Slovinia recipes. Does anyone know how to make them?

May 17, 2012
john304 in Home Cooking

Germans from Russia [Koogla recipe]

Are there any out there from this heritage? Our family always made Koogla with a sweet roll crust filled with either fruit with a custard like topping or a cottage cheese custard. I used to make it, now everytime I try it is a failure. Anyone help?

Here is a recipe from there I do make well. It takes a heavy dutch oven, I use cast iron. Layer in lightly browned pork chops, then some sliced onions to flavor dish, then potatoes that are quartered. Add enough water to come almost to the top of the potatoes. Bring to a simmer.

Have ready yeast rolls ready that are ready to bake. I let them raise on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Carefully slide them onto the potatoes that you have simmering. Top the rolls with slices of ham.

Now the fun of cooking begins. The lid must stay on, it must simmer but not boil, everything must be cut correctly so it cooks in 20 minutes. I put my ear to the pan to listen for a simmer noise.

The flavors all blend in the yeasty gravy, the dish says "I love you", and it is oh so good.

Feb 12, 2012
john304 in Home Cooking

Pot Cheese

Thanks so much for your suggestions. I found that any method of draining didn't work because there was still the gum they add, washing it out just ruined the cheese. Ricotta gave the taste, but missed the texture needed. This is for Kuchen, for German-Russian with their unique recipes. I finally found a store that carries dry cottage cheese here in Bend, Oregon, and hope that will work.

Aug 15, 2011
john304 in Cheese

Pot Cheese

I needed either dry cottage cheese or pot cheese. I could find neither in Bend Oregon. I found that creameries add gums to cottage cheese to give that smooth, creamy taste, but ruin our recipes that need old fastioned cottage cheese. I tried washing cottage cheese. Almost half went down the sink and what was left tasted terrible. Is there a better answer than buying a farm and cow?

Aug 14, 2011
john304 in Cheese