Showing posts from December, 2016

Grandma's Ostakaka

This is my grandma Esther's recipe for Ostakaka (Ost = cheese, kaka = cake), a custard from her Swedish family (*) and one of Dad's favorites. It's not vegan, but I'm blogging it for posterity (and I may try to make it for Dad some day.) This recipe is similar. Another favorite dessert recipe is grandma's lemon meringue pie.

1/6/17 Update: Cliff and Kathy gave us ostakaka from Nelson Food Pride during my trip to NE. (Nelson, like grandma!) Kathy makes it every Christmas, but it's an all day, error-prone affair, so they bought it this year. Just in time, phew! Dad loved it with jam. Not too sweet. And much easier than making it :)

1 gallon whole milk, non-homogenized (may have to get it from a dairy)
2 T flour
1/8 t salt
1/2 C suger
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup cream
1 tsp vanilla
rennet tablet (not old; may not work)

cinnamon and nutmeg to sprinkle on top
lingonberry or strawberry jam/preserves

Warm the milk in a big pot, just to lukewarm. Mix fl…