Vngerische Käeßsuppen

Hungarian Cheese Soup

Source: Ein New Kochbuch by Marx Rumpolt, a 16th century collection of German recipes


Original Recipe:

Nimm ein neuwen Käeß/ der vber Nacht gemacht ist/ vnd rüer jhn ab mit saurem Rahm/ thu frische Butter darein/ vnd laß darmit auffsieden/ so zergehet der Käeß. Vnnd wenn du wilt anrichten/ so nimm gebeht Schnitten Brot/ oder von Weck/ vnd geuß die Brüeh darüeber/ so ist es ein gute Vngerische Käeßsuppen.

Translation: (Translated by M. Grasse)

Take a new cheese/ that (was) made overnight/ and stir it up with soured cream/ put fresh butter therein/ and let (it) come to a boil therewith/ so the cheese breaks down. And when you want to prepare it (serve it)/ so take sliced bread/ or from a loaf. And pour the broth over (it)/ so is a good Hungarian cheese soup.

My Interpretation:

1 pint cottage cheese, small cured
1 oz feta cheese
½ cup sour cream 8 slices toasted bread or large hard-crusted rolls
¼ cup butter  

Put Cottage cheese and sour cream and feta cheese into blender or food processor, blend until smooth. Pour blended cheese and butter in a crock pot and cook over high heat until cheese melts and forms a sauce. Serve over a slice of toasted bread or in a bread bowl made of the large hard-crusted rolls.

Notes:

  • Cottage cheese is fresh cheese curds mixed with cream and was chosen to be used as the bulk cheese component for this dish. I highly encourage making your own fresh cheese.
  • The addition of the feta cheese is to give a little body of taste to the cottage cheese.

References:

Rumpolt, Marx. "Ein new Kochbuch", Transliteration by Thomas Gloning, http://www.uni-giessen.de/gloning/kobu.htm

Rumpolt Marx Ein New Kochbuch [Online] // Ein New Kochbuch / ed. Grasse M.. - 2002. - February 5, 2009. - http://clem.mscd.edu/~grasse/GK_Rumpolt1.htm. - This is a translation of the book first published in 1581 by Marx Rumpolt. It has nearly 1000 recipes.

"Manuscriptorium." Manuscriptorium. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2012. <http://www.manuscriptorium.com/index.php>.The Manuscriptorium's mission is to Build a Virtual Research Environment for the Sphere of Historical Resources. A facsimile of Ein New Kochbuch is available in the Digital Library (Document # 95.107)