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Majorcan Greixonera de Brossat (traditional cottage cheese pie recipe) – PequeRecetas

The brossat greixonera is one of the most typical desserts of the Balearic Islands, a Cottage Cheese Tart very easy to perform. It is a simple dessert, with few simple ingredients such as cottage cheese, eggs and sugar, little else.

In Ibiza a very typical dessert called greixonera simply, which is a kind of bread pudding made with ensaimadas from the day before. But the recipe that we bring you today is not this but that of the Majorcan cottage cheese tart.

The greixonera It is a clay pot (like this one), hence this dessert is also known as cottage cheese casserole. But in Mallorca, of course, everyone calls him brossat greixonera, precisely casserole (greixonera) of cottage cheese (brossat). But it is not necessary to have any special mold, we can prepare this brossat greixonera recipe in any ovenproof dish we have.

let's see then how to make cottage cheese cake from Mallorca.

Majorcan Greixonera de Brossat recipe

Cottage Cheese Tart

Ingredients for the cottage cheese greixonera

  • 500 g of cottage cheese
  • 120g of sugar
  • the zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

How to make greixonera de brossat or Mallorcan cottage cheese tart

We work the cottage cheese

Preheat the oven to 180°C, heat up and down.

We put the cottage cheese in a bowl, eliminating the liquid that it may have. With a fork, with a whisk or with the mixer, we work the cottage cheese a little to make it smoother.

Prepare the dough for the cottage cheese pie

In another bowl we beat the eggs with the sugar, it does not need to mount, it just has to be well integrated.

We mix the eggs with cottage cheese, lemon zest and cinnamon, mix well.

Brossat greixonera cooking

We greased a mold of approximately 2o cm on each side, ours was rectangular but you can also use a round one of 20-22 cm. Pour the dough and cook for about 40 minutes, until golden and curdled. To find out if it's ready, we poke it in the center with a toothpick, it has to come out clean.

Let cool in the pan, then carefully unmold onto a plate or platter and put in the fridge.

Mallorcan cottage cheese casserole

How to taste the Mallorcan greixonera

This cottage cheese casserole is delicious cold, and better with a few hours of rest, we even recommend it from one day to the next. You can serve it as is, decorated with a little Greek yogurt (or cream) and cherries in syrup as we have done, or you can also sprinkle it with icing sugar just before serving, not before because the sugar would get wet.

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Tips for making the best Mallorcan greixonera de brossat

  1. Like any traditional recipe, each maestrillo has its booklet. There are who add a piece of ensaimada or a madeleine crumbled to the dough; there are also those who put more sugarwe do not like it too sweet so that the flavor of the cottage cheese is perceived, but we leave it to your taste.
  2. It is important let the tart cool well before unmolding so that it does not break, you can even leave it in the fridge inside the mold overnight. Pass a knife around the edges before unmolding.
  3. As for spices and aromas, you can also try alternatives, such as orange zest instead of lemon.
  4. It is essential to use a good cottage cheeseIn such a simple recipe, the quality of the ingredients make the difference. You can even prepare homemade cottage cheese, it is really very easy:

How to make homemade cottage cheese

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If you liked this Mallorcan cottage cheese tart recipe I am sure that you will love other recipes for cheesecakes such as Japanese cake, Philadelphia cheesecake, lemon cake or cheesecake and strawberries.

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