Hello mordki ! It means cutely faces in Polish! If you are wondering what that weird font at the top means, well those are Polish signs ! :) Let me show it to you what it describes :
Today I would like to share with you recipe - very yummy recipe - that I have found and tried from one of my favorite YouTube bloggers In Ania's Kitchen http://inaniaskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/05/sweet-cheese-bread-kolocz-slaski-recipe.html - it is recipe for Polish kołocz śląski - which in English is sweet cheese bread. I have always ate it in Poland, my grandmother made it... but this was my first take on it and I must admit I am in love...
It was very very simple to make ! I took some photos in process - so if you do not mind I will share recipe here and steps how to make that yuminessness !
Those are ingriedients you will need :
For the Cake:
packet of active dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk ( I microwaved it to be warmer )
3 cups flour
2 egg yolks
2 eggs ( big SHOUT OUT to my neighbor Victoria for borrowing me 2 eggs in bright morning ! It is nice to know I am not the only person awake at crazy morning times!)
2 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter, melted in microwave ( it is exactly one of the cube if you are wondering!)
Cheese filling for layering:
500g pressed cottage cheese ( I used regular cottage cheese - did not had pressed one but still came out awesomely)
2 eggs plus egg whites from the cake
1/4 cup of sugar
Topping (that nice yellow crusting on the top of the bread !):
1/4 of cup butter
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of flour
Now this is how you make it !
Dissolve your yeast in warmed out milk and let it stand for couple of minutes. It is going to start to have characteristic yeast smell - you will know it is working its magic !
Next step is to separate your eggs. 2 of the egg whites put aside for cheese filling. I love how eggs are yellow and round and pretty ! Yes I am weirdo !
Now you know, every time I get to use my kitchenaid mixer I am happy ! You probably remember how we redone it and spray painted it right here kitchen-aid-makover-dyi.html. Using it I have bet the eggs with sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
You will get that nice ring around - when it is fluffed enough .
Now it is the time to add yeast/milk mixture and the rest of above cake ingredients to the mixer bowl. Use your dough hook and mix well until it is smooth.
Take a clean bowl, and spray it with non stick, and then transfer the dough into it !
Can you tell I love the red color? Well I do! Cover your bowl with plastic wrapping foil, and allow it to rise for about hour or hour and half.
Now again separate your eggs. Yes you see it right ! I was watching Ania video while doing it on my ipad !
Now it is time to combine the egg whites left from the cake ( you remember it from one of the above steps !) and beat it up until it is well beat!
Add the pressed cottage cheese ( or like me regular cottage cheese just make sure to remove all the liquid or most of it by pressing hard on it ! ) to the mixing bowl and add to it sugar. Add to it egg yolks and mix it with wooden spoon!
Now grab your bread baking form ( I did not had spring form - so I used my regular one ). Make sure to spray it with non stick spray on sides and at the bottom. Now it is time to separate the dough you previously made into two parts ! First part spread of the bottom of the pan fitting it nicely ! On top of it put your cheese mixture !
Cover it with remaining half of the dough, and then cover it with plastic wrap foil. Let it rise for about 30 minutes on the side !
Now we will make that yummy topping crusting ! In a mixing bowl mix together cold butter ( cut into small cubes ), sugar and flour ! Blend it with fork or pastry blender if you have one ( I do not have one :( )
In meantime, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grab your risen bread, and sprinkle the topping with the mixture!
Now your lovely bread goes into oven for about hour ! The smell will be amazing, you can check if it is browning to much and cover it with foil if it is. Yes I know you are ready to pull it out of the oven !
MMMMMMMMMM, but we need to let it cool down, before we will pull it out and cut it !
Now it is my favorite time! Tasting time !
Yes you see it right! That is yummy cheese layer !
Thank you Ania for lovely recipe ! Will make it again definietly !