History Cookbook: Cheese Spread
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: None
Number of servings: This makes a large quantity, easily enough for a main serving for 4.
Serving suggestions: Serve with crusty bread, salmon cakes and watercress for authenticity. We also think it's lovely in sandwiches and on toast.
This is a vegetarian recipe
It is believed that the Anglo-Saxons commonly served bread with butter, new cheese or a spread. This cheese spread (Cyse Syfling) is flavoured with rose water, which was thought to aid digestion.
This is suprisingly tasty. We weren't sure what rosewater and cheese would taste like together but it is a subtle and fresh combination.
- 225g (8oz) plain cottage cheese
- 225g (8oz) cream cheese (softened)
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon rose water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a medium sized bowl, cream the two cheeses until smooth (you could use a food processor, but it doesn't take very long to do this by hand)
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well
- Spoon into a container with a lid and seal or cover with clingfilm
- Chill for at least one hour before serving
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|Name: Beatrice||14th January 2012|
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