Happy Easter to all BSD foodie internuts. These two recipes are nothing fancy (in fact, I wrestled with whether or not to share them here tonight). These are just a couple of true-blue real-deal family recipes, one Italian, the other one Eastern European. Both are homemade, and, not available in any stores that I know of!
The first one is a sweet, vanilla-flavored, custard-like egg-cheese that is made and served in many Eastern European households on Easter Sunday. This recipe came to me via my Russian grandmother (Baba). It is called Hrudka (hur-UT-ka), but, is also known by many other names (and spellings) depending on where one is from in Eastern Europe. Serve it on a slice of homemade bread with ham and spicy red-beet horseradish!
The second is JoefromBoalsburg's family recipe for cheese crescia. His family immigrated from a place called Gubbio, Marches, Italy in 1906. His grandmother passed this recipe on to her son Geno. Uncle Geno was a fabulous cook, and Joe and I had the pleasure of spending time with him and Aunt Betty in their Santa Cruz home several times. Uncle Geno's daughter, Lisa, e-mailed me this recipe just this past week. HOW COOL IS THAT!!!
This has special meaning because crescia's origin is Marches, and, the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, claims that cheese crescia was developed in Gubbio. Since Joe's grandmother was born and raised in Gubbio, this recipe can claim to have a direct connection to the originators. This makes fabulous peppery-cheese buttered toast for breakfast!
Looking for an Easter-related March-madness hors d'oeuvre? I also posted my recipes for Smoked Salmon Spread and Pepper, Parmesan & Parsley Bagel Chips too!
For these and many other recipes, please check out Jessedotsmom's Foodie Blog.
Happy holiday weekend to everyone,
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