Liptauer Cheese


Source: Anne Maher (1980)
Prep time: 2 1⁄3 hours

Ingredients

8 oz
cottage cheese
8 T
unsalted butter (softened)
1 T
sweet Hungarian paprika
 
black pepper, freshly ground
1⁄4 t
salt
2 t
caraway seed
1 t
dry mustard
1 t
chopped capers
1 T
finely chopped onions
1⁄2 c
sour cream
3 T
chives, finely chopped

Instructions

With a wooden spoon, rub the cottage cheese through a sieve into a mixing bowl. Cream the butter by beating it against the side of a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. Beat in the cheese, the paprika, a generous grinding of pepper, the salt, caraway seed, mustard, capers, onions and sour cream. Continue beating vigorously until the mixture forms a smooth paste.

For a spread, shape into a ball and decorate it with chives. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm.

For a dip, add 1/4 cup extra sour cream. Sprinkle the chives over the dip after it has been poured into a serving bowl.