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What is Cicvara and How is it Prepared?

Updated: 4 days ago

What is cicvara and how is it prepared?
  • Cicvara is a healthy and old traditional dish in the Serbian household, but unfortunately very forgotten and neglected. Good cicvara can be found in old Serbian restaurants and local cuisine in Montenegro-mountainous areas as well as in Serbia Zlatibor, Tara, Soko Banja and Durmitor. If you have the urge to make this old-fashioned dish, here is one of the recipes for how to make it. If you want to try your own culinary skills, here is a recipe.

Ingredients: simple, total time: 15 min.
  • 100 g corn flour

  • 200 g cream or cheese (cow)

  • 300 ml milk

  • 200 ml sour cream

  • 1 Tablespoon grease

  • little Salt

  1. Put the milk in a deep bowl to warm it up. During this time, mash the cheese, add fat, add sour cream, mix. Season if the cheese is not salty. When the mixture boils, slowly, with constant stirring, add the mixture of cream cheese, cheese, and fat to the milk. Mix all the ingredients well, then when the first key starts, add the corn flour. Stir until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat.

  2. Serve chilled with sour milk or yogurt.

Ingredients: simple total time: 15 min.
  • 200 ml of water

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (if cheese or cream is salty, reduce the amount)

  • 1 teaspoon butter or fat

  • 100 g of old ripe cream

  • 100 g of old cheese

  • 4 Tablespoons corn flour

  1. Put water, butter, and salt on the stove to boil. Then, add cream and cheese and cook, stirring, to melt both. Then add the corn flour and cook at a lower temperature with constant stirring until the cicvara starts to separate from the pan and then cook for a few more minutes, also with constant stirring.

3. Recipe Cicvara
Ingredients: simple, total time: 15 min.
  • 200 ml milk

  • 200 ml of water

  • 1 spoon of fat

  • 8 Tablespoons corn flour

  • 500 g of cheese

  • a little cream

  • teaspoon of salt

  1. Bring water, milk, and a tablespoon of fat to a boil. Add the shredded cheese, add salt as needed. Slowly pour corn flour into the boiling liquid, stirring constantly. Add a salt if the cheese is not salty. Cook for 10 minutes on low heat, stirring constantly. Finally, add the cream and serve while hot.

Buon appetito!

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