Kohuke is a traditional Estonian recipe and is served as snacks and treats. I got this recipe from Ruta who has kindly said I can share her recipe with you all.
https://estoniancuisine.com/about-estonian-food-blog/ Click on Ruta’s, blog link. There is lots of different recipes, its a great blog. I love learning about different countries and their specialties.
I made them yesterday and took them to my Slimming World Group where once a month we have tasters of healthier food. They were a big hit, everyone loved them. When asked what they were called I said “chocolate, cheesy, balls!” Thanks to my friend Sarah, they have a new name, Chocolate and Cherry Surprise, this is so much better!!
(I have used sweetener in this recipe as it fits in line with the Slimming World diet plan. If you are not doing the plan I would use sugar, as I do worry about the chemicals etc in false sugar products)
INGREDIENTS MADE 28
- X 2 small tubs of quark
- x 1 200 gram of chocolate
- Sugar (or sweetener)
- Cherries (punnet)
- Mint leaves (optional)
(Slimming World Members these are 1 Syn each)
First of all take a small pan, half fill it with water place it on a high heat to heat up. Then pop on a small bowl, turn down the heat so it doesn’t boil over. Break up the chocolate leave it in the bowl to melt.
Whilst the chocolate is slowly melting, put the quark into a tea towel or napkin. You need to wring out the liquid from the quark, it needs to be very dry. You may need to do this twice whilst half way through making the little balls.
Next take small pieces of the quark and roll them into small balls. Then roll them into the sugar and then into the chocolate with a fork. Place them on to some non-stick baking paper. Push in tooth picks.
When they are all rolled place them into the fridge to set. Whilst they are setting, cut the cherries in half taking out the stone.
They take about 15 minutes to set, depending on the temperature of the fridge. Take them out add the cherries and mint.
TIP √ You can use any fruit you like to add to chocolates.
All there is to do now is pop them in your mouth.
P.S ……. Thanks Ruta for introducing me to these delicious treats.