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Old 30 August 2016, 03:46 PM
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Usually the paneer is cubed which would require some kind of additional stage if you're using a tub of typical lumpy cottage cheese,
Yes - a lot of websites say that Paneer and Cottage cheese are the same thing, but as you say, the texture is different. I was undecided whether or not to say that straining and squeezing the liquid out of cottage cheese makes paneer, or just say it makes something similar to cottage cheese.

In the course of looking into that, I learned that cottage cheese is sort of related to Quark, which I thought was interesting. My wife was hugely into quark when we first met, and I had no idea what it even was. For those who don't know, quark is a very soft cheese that has a taste and texture much like yogurt. Not popular and hard to find in the U.S., but widely available in Germany, it is eaten there much the way we Yanks eat yogurt varieties that are pre-sweetened and mixed with fruit (Yoplait and the like).
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Old 31 August 2016, 02:55 AM
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I have found a recipe for honey cheesecake the uses cottage cheese. It looks quite rich though. It is in a book not on-line so if you are interested and can't find a version on line let me know and I will type it out. I also found a recipe for stuffed mushrooms. It uses goats cheese, but if you mixed the cottage cheese with herbs and spices, well let's just say I think I might try that next time I make stuffed mushrooms.
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Old 31 August 2016, 05:51 PM
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I have a recipe for ricotta cake which would probably be fine with cottage cheese. Similar to this recipe.

Yes, it's a heavy cake.
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Old 31 August 2016, 08:45 PM
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Ooh, ooh, Yorkshire curd tart!

They're usually made with curd (hence the name) but this recipe says you can substitute cottage cheese. It doesn't say so, but you may have to use a sieve to get some moisture out of the cottage cheese to make it more curdy.
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Ooh, ooh, Yorkshire curd tart!

They're usually made with curd (hence the name) but this recipe says you can substitute cottage cheese. It doesn't say so, but you may have to use a sieve to get some moisture out of the cottage cheese to make it more curdy.
I do this with plain yogurt to make a cheese that I can't get the spelling for and the cookbook it is in has been packed away as I am having some renovations done on my unit and we are preparing for that. Anyway you line the sieve with cheesecloth (I use a clean cloth that is usually for dishes, it quite thin and porous). You drain it overnight but a few hours would probably be ok as you are using cottage cheese.
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