• If you're looking to mix sweet and sour, this Russian recipe is perfect for breakfast (or dessert). (Chris Chen)Source: Chris Chen
Whether it's torn chunks of queso Oaxaca scattered over a Mexican bread pudding, or smooth balls of paneer soaked in a saffron-infused syrup, these sweet cheese recipes from around the world solve the dilemma of having to choose between the cheese plate and dessert.
By
Phoebe Wood

1 Jul 2014 - 2:31 PM  UPDATED 14 May 2017 - 11:37 PM

Peat cake (turbakook)

This simple cheesecake consists of a creamy cheese filling and a crumbly crushed biscuit coating. You will need a 20 cm springform cake pan for this recipe.

Sesame cheesecake (myzithropita hyti)

In Greece, this crustless sesame cheesecake is traditionally made with myzithra, a fresh cheese made from sheep or goat’s milk. Ricotta makes a good subsitute.

Cottage cheese pancakes with sour cream and caramelised apples (syrniki)

In Russia, these light and fluffy cheese pancakes are traditionally made from quark, a fresh cow's milk cheese, but cottage cheese is a close substitute and much more readily available in Australia. They are eaten with sour cream and jam or apple sauce.

If you're looking to mix sweet and sour, this Russian recipe is perfect for breakfast (or dessert).

 

Photography by Chris Chen. Food preparation by Phoebe Wood. Styling by Justine Poole.

Feast magazine, August 2014, Issue 34.