This delicious open pie with cheese is both easy and cheap to make, you won't need any crazy ingredients, well, except for the cottage cheese. Made with soft dry cottage cheese, Syrnyk can be seen quite often at weddings and other large parties.
For the crust:
250 gr butter 1 tsp baking soda 2 tbsp cocoa powder 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 3 cups flour
1. Melt butter, let it cool, add eggs and sugar, mix well
2. In a separate bowl mix flour, cocoa and soda.
3. Add both mixtures and mix well to form soft dough.
4. Now there are two ways you could go with the chocolate crust - use the whole lot for the bottom layer, as I did, or divide in 2 and use one part for the bottom and the other one on top of the cheese filling
Mix well in a food processor or press cottage cheese through the sieve and add the rest of the ingredients
Roll out chocolate dough, transfer to the cookie sheet with high edges. Spread the cheese filling evenly over the chocolate dough. Bake in the pre-heated to 190C oven for about 35-40 min or until the cheese filling is firm around the edges but kind of wiggly in the middle. Let it chill, decorate with cocoa powder
Compliments of Marina Gavrylyuk Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty