Grandma’s Cheese Dream Pie-Memory of my Grandma

My Dream Pie – Grandma’s Cheese Dream Pie

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Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked cheese pie, enjoy

IMPORTANT

-Bring phyllo to room temperature before using.

-Phyllo will dry out very quickly. Keep it in the plastic packaging until you are ready to use or cover with a kitchen towel.

Grandma’s Cheese Dream Pie

Cheese Filling

1 3/4 cup cottage cheese

2 cups dry cottage cheese

1/3 cup feta cheese

3 eggs

1 1/4 cup hot water

1/2 tbsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 pound thawed phyllo dough

Topping:

1 egg

1/4 +1/8 cup cold milk

1/8 tsp black pepper ( you can add more if you like black pepper)

Instructions

In deeper dish mix 1 3/4 cups cottage cheese, 2 cups dry cottage cheese, 1/3 cup feta cheese and 3 eggs.

 

Grandmas Balkan Pie from 5starcookies-Cheese Filling
Grandmas Balkan Pie from 5starcookies-Cheese Filling

Add 1 1/4 cups hot water, 1/2 Tbsp salt and 1/2 tsp baking powder.

Mix all ingredients well. (use a wooden or metallic spoon to mix it. You don’t need a mixer)

Set aside.

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Grease 9×13 pan with oil. (use 3 TBSP oil,be generous)

Place 3 sheets of phyllo into prepared 9×13 pan, with their ends crossing.

Take another 2 sheets and set aside. (it will be used later, cover with kitchen towel)

Then take the rest of the sheets, one by one and dip into the cheese filling.

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Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies

Repeat this until you have all sheets inside of your cheese filling.

Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies-all sheets must be inside of cheese filling
Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies-all sheets must be inside of cheese filling

Be sure they are all inside of cheese filling. (they will need to get along)

Once they are comfortable and cozy with each other you will change their life style. Again.

You will pour all of them and cheese mixture into prepared 9×13 pan (on top of 3 sheets).

Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies-add cheese filling and sheets
Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies-add cheese filling and sheets

Now those ends that are hanging on the sides put over the filling.

Top with 2 sheets (folded so that fits the size of 9×13). It doesn’t need to be perfect.

Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies-top with 2 sheets
Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies-top with 2 sheets

Top with 1/3 cup of oil.

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Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies-top with oil

Next step is to make the topping.

TOPPING

Mix 1 egg, 1/4+1/8 cup cold milk (2%)

Mix well and with that topping coat the top sheet.

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Grandmas Balkan Pie from 5starcookies-coat with milk and eggs topping

Cut into squares.

Grandmas Balkan Pie from 5starcookies-cut into squares
Grandmas Balkan Pie from 5starcookies-cut into squares

Preheat oven at 400 F.

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Grandmas Balkan Pie from 5starcookies-bake for about 25 minutes

Bake for about 25 minutes.

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Grandmas Balkan Pie from 5starcookies-baked cheese pie

Optional: You can top with sour cream.

Cool until lukewarm.

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Grandmas Balkan Pie from 5starcookies-baked cheese pie topped with sour cream

Serve and enjoy!

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Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked cheese pie, serve and enjoy

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Grandma's Cheese Dream Pie
 
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Easy lunch or dinner for your family. It is made in less then an hour.
Author:
Recipe type: Lunch
Ingredients
  • Cheese Filling
  • -1¾ cup cottage cheese
  • -2 cups dry cottage cheese
  • -1/3 cup feta cheese
  • -3 eggs
  • -1¼ cup hot water
  • -1/2 tbsp salt
  • -1/2 tsp baking powder
  • -1 pound thawed filo dough
  • -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Milk Topping:
  • -1 egg
  • -1/4 +1/8 cup cold milk
  • -1/8 tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. In deeper dish mix 1¾ cups cottage cheese, 2 cups dry cottage cheese, ⅓ cup feta cheese and 3 eggs.
  2. Add 1¼ cups hot water, ½ Tbsp salt and ½ tsp baking powder.
  3. Mix all ingredients well. (use wooden spoon to mix it. You don't need a mixer)
  4. Set aside.
  5. Grease 9x13 pan with oil. (use 3 TBSP oil,be generous)
  6. Place 3 sheets of phyllo, with their ends crossing.
  7. Take another 2 sheets and set aside. (it will be used later, cover with kitchen towel)
  8. Then take the rest of the sheets, one by one and dip into the cheese filling.
  9. Repeat this until you have all sheets inside of your cheese filling.
  10. Be sure they are all inside of cheese filling. (they will need to get along)
  11. Once they are comfortable and cozy with each other you will be mean to them.
  12. You will pour all of them and cheese mixture into 9x13 pan (on top of 3 crusts).
  13. Now those ends that are hanging on the sides put over the filling.
  14. Top with 2 sheets (folded so that fits the size of 9x13)
  15. Top with ⅓ cup of oil.
  16. -----------------------------------------------------------------
  17. Now you need to make the topping.
  18. Mix 1 egg, ¼+1/8 cup cold milk (2%)
  19. Mix well and with that topping coat the top sheet.
  20. Cut into squares.
  21. Preheat oven at 400 F.
  22. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  23. Cool until lukewarm and serve.

Serve with the yogurt . (your choice)

Please.

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Grandmas pie from the best food blog 5starcookies
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Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked cheese pie topped with sour cream

Cinnamon Cheese Roulade – My September Life

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Cinnamon Cheese Roll from the best food blog 5starcookies

Hello my dear readers,

It’s the September 24 of this amazing 2017…and it is my birthday.

Happy Birthday to me (I) ! And to you if it is your birthday!

Since today is the day of the celebration in my house let’s make something special.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen let’s make ….

Cinnamon Cheese Roulade

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Cinnamon Cheese Roll from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie

To make the Cinnamon Cheese Roulade you will need to make two things:

-roll cake

-cheese filling

Like always before we start we need to be sure that we have all ingredients that this cake is asking for!

Shopping List

-CAKE – eggs,sugar,flour,baking powder,cinnamon

-Filling – cheese,whip cream, sugar,vanilla extract

Now, let’s start our baking show!

BAKING SHOW STARTS RIGHT NOW!

3-2-1 READY?

Before you start preheat oven to 350 F. (please)

Line the bottom of an 18×13 baking sheet with parchment paper or Al foil.

Equipment: KitchenAid Mixer, whisk attachment

MAKING CAKE

Ingredients

5 eggs (organic is the best)

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup flour (AP – all purpose)

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

Instructions:

Using the KitchenAid stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment beat 5 eggs on high speed for 1 minute.

After eggs get foamy add 3/4 cup sugar very slowly. (use tablespoon to add sugar, it has to be done gradually).

Beat for about 9 minutes on high speed or until tripled in volume.

In another bowl mix 3/4 cup flour, 2tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp baking powder.

Sift flour mixture into egg batter 1/3 at a time, folding to incorporate between each addition.

Be sure that the flour mixture is incorporate into eggs/sugar batter.

Then transfer mixture into lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350 F.

(Use fork or toothpick to check if cake is done).

While cake is baking prepare 2 large linen or cotton towels.

Wet two towels with cold water and wring it out.

When cake is baked run a thin edged knife around edges of your cake to loosen from the pan.

Invert cake face down onto a wet towel, remove parchment paper, cover with second wet towel.

Let to cool for about 35 to 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the filling.

Filling:

6 oz cheese, room temperature

1 1/4 cup icing sugar

1 1/2 cup heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

In a large bowl mix cheese and sugar.

Add 1 tsp vanilla.

In another bowl whip 1 1/2 cup whip cream.

Fold the whipped cream into cheese/sugar mixture.

Keep it in the fridge until ready for use.

Now, let’s go back to our cake.

Remove the top towel and try to roll the cake.

(If not, wet the top towel again with cold water and cool it for another 10 minutes.)

If you are successful the cake is ready for your cheese filling.

Place the cheese filling by large spoonfuls all over it.

Spread the cheese filling evenly.

Using the bottom towel roll the cake into a log and place into a long serving platter.

Refrigerate the cake until set.

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Cinnamon Cheese Roll from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie

To print the recipe please check the box below.

Cinnamon Cheese Roulade - My September Life
 
Author:
Recipe type: cake
Ingredients
  • 5 eggs (organic is the best)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup flour (AP - all purpose)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking powder
Instructions
  1. Using the KitchenAid stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment beat 5 eggs on high speed for 1 minute.
  2. After eggs get foamy add ¾ cup sugar very slowly. (use tablespoon to add sugar, it has to be done gradually).
  3. Beat for about 9 minutes on high speed or until tripled in volume.
  4. In another bowl mix ¾ cup flour, 2tsp cinnamon and ½ tsp baking powder.
  5. Sift flour mixture into egg batter ⅓ at a time, folding to incorporate between each addition.
  6. Be sure that the flour mixture is incorporate into eggs/sugar batter.
  7. Then transfer mixture into lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350 F.
  8. (Use fork or toothpick to check if cake is done).
  9. While cake is baking prepare 2 large linen or cotton towels.
  10. Wet two towels with cold water and wring it out.
  11. When cake is baked run a thin edged knife around edges of your cake to loosen from the pan.
  12. Invert cake face down onto a wet towel, remove parchment paper, cover with second wet towel.
  13. Let to cool for about 35 to 45 minutes.
  14. Meanwhile, make the filling.
  15. Filling:
  16. Six (6oz) cheese, room temperature
  17. -1/4 cup icing sugar
  18. -1/2 cup heavy cream
  19. -1tsp vanilla extract
  20. In a large bowl mix cheese and sugar.
  21. Add 1 tsp vanilla.
  22. In another bowl whip 1½ cup whip cream.
  23. Fold the whipped cream into cheese/sugar mixture.
  24. Keep it in the fridge until ready for use.
  25. Now, let's go back to our cake.
  26. Remove the top towel and try to roll the cake.
  27. (If not, wet the top towel again with cold water and cool it for another 10 minutes.)
  28. If you are successful the cake is ready for your cheese filling.
  29. Place the cheese filling by large spoonfuls all over it.
  30. Spread the cheese filling evenly.
  31. Using the bottom towel roll the cake into a log and place into a long serving platter.
  32. Refrigerate the cake until set.

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Cinnamon Cheese Roll from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie

ENJOY!

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Breakfast Protein Bites – Popeye and Olive Oyl

Help, Popeye! Save me! I want to make something healthy, fast and nutritious.

“Where is the entrance to the exit” – Popeye yells.

Well, my kitchen – I yell back.

Let’s do it! I’am strong to the finich, ’cause I eats me Spinach, I’m Popeye the sailor man! (toot,toot).

Now, my dear virtual friends let’s make what our famous Popeye is suggesting. It is called the Breakfast Protein Bites.

These cute little bites are ideal for families on the go, for your Sunday breakfast or if you want to have an easy protein bites for busy weekday mornings.
Now, Popeye is getting all ingredients. The first and the most important …can you guess is the spinach.
Other ingredients are mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, milk, onion, red pepper, eggs, salt, ground black pepper.
Using a medium nonstick skillet add 1 TBSP olive olive, swirl to coat. Add 1/8 cup diced onion, saute until almost tender. (2-3 min)
Add 1 1/4 cup chopped spinach, saute 1 min, stirring constantly.
Cool for 5 min. Add 1/3 cup ricotta cheese, 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1 diced red pepper. Stir to combine.
In a small bowl combine 4 eggs, 1/8 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper.
Stir in cheese mixture.
Your mixture will look like…see the picture below
breakfast protein bites of 5starcookies
breakfast protein bites of 5starcookies
Now, preheat oven to 350 F.
Coat 6 muffin pan with cooking spray.
Divide your Popeye mixture evenly among muffin cups.
breakfast protein bites of 5starcookies
breakfast protein bites of 5starcookies

Bake for 30 min at 350 F. After 1/2 hour open your oven, take a picture and enjoy. Do you see your bites puffed and set.

Secret: They will deflate slightly as they cool.

breakfast protein bites of 5starcookies in oven
breakfast protein bites of 5starcookies in oven
I’ll take you all on one at a time!― Popeye said in his famous quote.
What do you say?
Are you ready for this amazing breakfast protein bites?
breakfast protein bites of 5starcookies
breakfast protein bites of 5starcookies

I know I am….I am so ready to attack this amazing breakfast protein bites. Call me terrorist if you want to but I know who I am.

“Don’t you DARE ‘reproach’ me!” ― Olive Oyl
breakfast protein bites of 5starcookies
I’ll take you all on one at a time!― Popeye

And I love, love this protein bites from any angle… just see my pictures.

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breakfast protein bites of 5starcookies

ENJOY!

Oh, Popeye! YOU SAVED ME AND ALL MY READERS! I miss you.
“That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.” ― Popeye said to me all of sudden.
Oh, Popeye – I try in my best Olive Oyl voice.
“Where is the entrance to the exit” – Popeye ignores my flirting voice. I am ready to exit this virtual reality.
Oh, but I am all about family – I try again. I really need your help.
At that point Olive Oyl flies into my kitchen and yells at me: “Leave my man alone, you food whore!
You keep your hands to you, that’s what your are!”
My feeling got hurt and I answered to them using their quote:

“I think family is more important than dumb morality “
But as they exiting my home, Popeye turns toward me and say:
“I yam what I yam and that’s all what I yam. “
Also, don’t forget to print the recipe below and make what Popeye suggested.

Breakfast Protein Bites - Popeye and Olive Oyl
 
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Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • ⅛ cup diced onion
  • 1¼ cup chopped spinach
  • ⅓ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ⅓ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • ⅛ cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Using a medium nonstick skillet add 1 TBSP olive olive, swirl to coat.
  2. Add ⅛ cup diced onion, saute until almost tender. (2-3 min)
  3. Add 1¼ cup chopped spinach, saute 1 min, stirring constantly.
  4. Cool for 5 min.
  5. Add ⅓ cup ricotta cheese, ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1 diced red pepper. Stir to combine.
  6. In a small bowl combine 4 eggs, ⅛ cup milk, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper.
  7. Stir in cheese mixture.
  8. Now, preheat oven to 350 F.
  9. Coat 6 muffin pan with cooking spray.
  10. Divide your Popeye mixture evenly among muffin cups.
  11. Bake for 30 min at 350 F.
  12. Enjoy!

What else can I say?

Where’s the entrance to the exit? I need to get my cappuccino…AND I MISS MY CHILDHOOD.

Love you Popeye…you are my hero!

Until I see you again just remember:

I’m strong to the finich, ’cause I eats me Spinach, I’m Popeye the sailor man! (toot, toot)

Love and hugs

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