Hrudka is custard-type cheese that is part of a traditional Easter basket for Slovaks and other Slavic groups. Hrudka is made by gently simmering a mixture of milk, eggs and sugar until firms curds are formed, straining the mixture through cheesecloth and letting the curds from into a ball. Hrudka has a bland, sweet taste which is meant to symbolize the the moderation Christians should have in all things. An Easter basket is also comprised of other food items such as Paska, ham, sausage, eggs, horseradish, butter, bacon and salt. Each of these items also has a special religious significance. Since Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians fast during Lent, the food in the basket is not eaten until after Mass on Easter Sunday

The attached recipe was provided to us courtesy of Mary Fedor.

Mary Fedor’s Hrudka Recipe

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