Apr 8, 2008

Corn bread with cheese - Projara

Projara is a corn bread with cheese in it (can also be with spinach), and it is widely consumed in Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, and the rest of the formerly Yugoslavia. Here in the United States I make it with feta, and cottage cheese. It is prepared with yogurt and oil, so you get a real nice, yummy, moist corn bread. As with many traditional recipes, ingredients vary from region to region, and so there are many recipes to choose from. I love it because it’s delicious, quick, and easy!

Projara 3

To try it out, you’ll need to mix (with the mixer) the following ingredients in the order given:

5 eggs
¾ of cup oil
¾ of cup plain yogurt
Pinch of salt (feta is salty, don’t over salt)
16 Tbsp of AP flour mixed with 1 Tsp of baking powder
16 Tbsp of corn meal

You’ll get a nice compact mixture, sort of like cake batter, quite thick.

Projara 1Projara 2

Now, fold in the cheeses. Don’t mix, or you’ll compromise the texture of the cheeses:

1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cup cottage cheese

Transfer to the greased and floured baking dish, or lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven @ 385 F until lightly golden. Enjoy!

21 comments:

Marija said...

This is a favorite supper at my house. We have it at least once a week :)

Tea said...

Izvukla si mi osmjeh :)) OBOŽAVAM projaru, nemaš pojma koliko. Kući je jedemo obavezno jednom tjedno, i čak je ovdje u školi znam napravit!!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Medena said...

:))Hi girls!
Glad I made you smile Tea!
Ja mnogo volim jela od kukuruznog brasna, tako je zdravo, a malo se koristi, pa sam stalno u potrazi za dobrim receptima...

chriesi said...

Mmm sounds good!

Hillary said...

Why have I never thought of this? You're a genius!

Deborah said...

I have never heard of cornbread like this - it sounds delicious!

Kevin said...

That looks good. I like the sound of corn bread with cottage cheese and or feta.

farida said...

Medena, guess what? I just made your corn bread with cheese! I love it! This was the first time I worked with corn flour and the result was great! It rose nicely and the top fas golden. I added some spinach fried with onion too. I may post it on my blog with the link to your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Medena said...

I am soooo glad you tried, and liked it Farida!!! I am flattered! :)

farida said...

I am glad you are glad, too:) I have a huge pile of printouts I want to try from other bloggers, and yours were one of the top. If I really really like something from other blogs, I try. Oh, my, I have to work on my cookbook recipes too, no break for me:)! Thank you for sharing!

familiabencomo said...

Oh, how clever! I always make my corn bread the plain way.... I love this way. Thanks for sharing.

xoxox Amy

Medena said...

Same here Farida! I have tried quite a few recipes from blogs and sites, and still have a ton to try.
I have been busy lately to cook, and little time I have left I try to spend outside. We had such harsh, long winter here in MI, couldn't wait for spring, and it's finally here :)
I have an event on Sunday, and I'll be baking on Saturday, so watch out... :)))

Gizmo said...

This recipe is wonderful! I usually use Kajmak and Feta. One time I used Kaskaval and it was wonderful. My husband added some small pieces of roasted peppers last time and it was quite nice too!

Antonio Tahhan said...

this bread looks so yummy!! The main reason why I don't like corn bread is because it's usually so dry, but I love that you add yogurt to keep it moist! I'm going to give this recipe a whirl - thanks!

s said...

this looks amazing! i plan on making it tomorrow for a friend but was wondering how much spinach you recommend using? also, if i do use spinach, does that mean i should use less cheese? thanks, and hope the questions aren't too bothersome!

Medena said...

Hi "s"! :)
I hope you will try, it is really yummy! No need to reduce the cheese, unless you want to, and as for spinach, I never measure, I just chop up about 2-3 lose handfuls.
Hope that helps, and I am sure it will be fine. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by! :)

Jeannette said...

Yummy,I saw this photo on flickr and reach your blog. Thanks for share your recipes.
I have a blog Puerto Rican cuisine in Spanish

Anonymous said...

Jako lepo izgleda, bas sam ovako nesto trazila. Svakako cu probati. Reci mi samo da li ti puca po povrsini?(meni uvek-po receptu koji imam)

Medena (-Melitta-) said...

Anonymous - super je recept, puca sasvim malo, kako kad, neznacajno :)

dorothy said...

Nagyon finomnak tűnik, sok jó receptet találtam itt, gratulálok a bloghoz.
http://izrobbanas.freeblog.hu/categories/fondan/

Blair Kilpatrick said...

Great recipe! Just tried it out at the annual Christmas party at the Slovenian Hall in SF. Added spinach and chopped smoked red peppers, as suggested. Served it with ajvar and thick drained yogurt. Will make it again soon. Thanks!

 
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