Last weekend we killed a pig, and on that occasion I baked cottage cheese scones. Scones are inevitable element of the pig killing day in Hungary; if pálinka is the welcome drink, pogácsa can be called the welcome snack, which is served right after the arrival of the slaughtermen – scones can dampen well the pálinka’s effect.
The recipe calls for túró, which is quite dry and crumbly, not as creamy as the cottage cheese available in abroad. So, if your cottage cheese is too creamy and moist, you have to remove the whey first, otherwise the recipe won’t work. There is a simple practice to extract the whey: place a fine strainer over a bowl, put the cottage cheese into the sieve and let the whey drip in the bowl below for a couple of hours or overnight.