Cottage cheese – squares

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 16 oz containers cottage cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 raisins – Soak the raisins in rum (vodka or whisky) for 30 minutes, drain .
  • 2 tablespoons of flour. I use semolina flour, but any flour will do.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • butter-oil mixture: 2 tablespoons of melted butter mixed with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. (sometimes I use cooking spray instead of butter and oil).
  • 1 package fillo dough.

Steps:

  • Mix all the ingredients except the fillo dough.
  • Brush a pan with butter-oil mixture (see below), place one sheet of fillo in the pan and brush with butter-oil mixture. Repeat 5 times (6 sheets in total).
  • Pour half of the cheese mixture, add 3 sheets of fillo with the butter-oil mixture in between, pour the rest of the cheese mixture and spread it even in the pan.
  • Place 6 sheets of fillo on top of the cheese mixture. Don’t forget to brush them with the butter-oil mixture. Brush the top also, or beat an egg yolk with one spoon of water and brush the top.
  • With a sharp knife pre cut squares.
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.