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Lviv syrnyk: a legendary dessert from western Ukraine

Erika IlyinaFood
Lviv syrnyk without flour. Source: Pexels

Lviv syrnyk is an incredibly flavorful, moist, and sweet dessert with chocolate glaze that has long been a legend.

A food blogger with the nickname recepti_dariko shared the recipe for this cheesecake. On Instagram, she shared what else can be added to the cheesecake to diversify its flavor.

Lviv syrnyk: a legendary dessert from western Ukraine

Ingredients for a cheesecake for a 5x11x7 cm baking dish:

  • Cottage cheese 9% – 1 kg
  • Eggs – 4 pcs
  • Sugar – 170 gr
  • Cream 33% – 70 ml
  • Butter 82% – 90 gr
  • Semolina – 50 gr
  • Lemon zest – 1 pc
  • Vanilla sugar – 1 tsp
  • Raisins – 170 g

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • Butter 82% – 60 gr
  • Sugar – 40 gr
  • Cocoa – 15 gr
  • Sour cream – 50 g
  • Golden food grade candor or powder as desired

Method of preparation

1. Beat the cottage cheese in a blender, add the remaining ingredients, and beat again.

Lviv syrnyk: a legendary dessert from western Ukraine

2. Add raisins, and stir.

3. Pour the dough into a baking dish covered with parchment. Bake for 50–60 minutes in an oven preheated to 180.

Lviv syrnyk: a legendary dessert from western Ukraine

4. The cheesecake should cool completely in the oven. Then it should be sent to the refrigerator for 5 hours.

5. Combine the ingredients for the glaze, heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let it cool slightly and cover the cheesecake with it.

Lviv syrnyk: a legendary dessert from western Ukraine

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