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Ost Kaka – the Easy Kind

on March 21, 2014

The recipe for today is another dish that we had at my mom’s birthday dinner.

Ost Kaka is a Swedish tradition and this recipe is the easy kind.

I also have Grandma’s recipe for the more difficult kind where you have to cheese the milk yourself using rennet instead of using cottage cheese.

I’ve never made the more difficult kind by myself – I want my mom to help me the first time so I know what I’m doing.

Maybe we’ll explore the recipe for that more difficult kind at a later date.

We have this dish at all family celebrations – holiday or otherwise.

Really, any excuse to make this is what we’re looking for.

Ost Kaka - the Easy Kind

The aroma of this dish baking in the oven is the epitome of comfort food for my family.

This one really brings back memories of holidays and celebrations at Grandma and Grandpa’s house.

Here is the recipe as I made it (I doubled this):

Ost Kaka – the Easy Kind

Mix together:

1 box of cottage cheese (24 ounce)

4 eggs

1 cup white sugar

3 Tablespoons all purpose flour

1 pint Half-n-Half

Put in 9″ x 13″ cake pan and bake at 300 degrees for 2 hours.


It really doesn’t look like much when you first mix it up.


Grandma never liked it to get too brown (even though we all like it a bit brown on top).


This dish is another one popular with the Scandinavian farmers in the area where my grandparents lived.

It’s made with dairy ingredients easily accessible to them.


Out of the oven it’s a thick, custardy pudding.


It was an integral part of my mom’s birthday dinner.

Comfort food at it’s finest.

Maybe if we close our eyes, we can pretend that we’re in the dining room at the farm and they’re still here with us celebrating.

We don’t need to pretend.

They’d never miss a celebration!

2 responses to “Ost Kaka – the Easy Kind

  1. mom says:

    SOOOOO YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. […] (I remember a lot of fried chicken), what seemed like hundreds of pies of every description, and Ost Kaka (because the church is Swedish in […]

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