Traditional Polish Cheesecake


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      2 hr 30

Appears in
Fresh From Poland: New Vegetarian Cooking from the Old Country

By Michał Korkosz

Published 2021

  • About

There’s no dessert more Polish than sernik, which is served at every family gathering and on Christmas. But as a child, I hated it. Traditionally, sernik contains raisins, which, in my opinion, are the worst food ever. When I finally tried a version without them, I fell in love. There’s a huge difference between a cream cheese–based New York–style cheesecake and a twaróg-based sernik. The first is rich and smooth, and has a creamy consistency, but the second is l