This truly indulgent dessert is a light way to finish off your meal.
In the past there were no cakes, candies, ice cream or other delicacies, but life was still rather "sweet", with honey, homemade sugar, jam and various berry and fruit desserts as the main sweet dishes. There were also numerous dessert recipes based on milk and milk products. One of these is archas. It is a dessert that looks like delicate cottage cheese and is usually served with whipped cream, cinnamon and raisins. This rich dessert has been popular since the seventeenth century.

  • 1 liter milk
  • 200 ml ryazhenka
  • 150 g sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 150 g sugar

To serve

  • whipped cream
  • ground cinnamon
Archas is easy to cook, as it requires only patience, accuracy and, of course, love.
Jan Sabieski (John III Sobieski, Jan III Sobieski), King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1674–1696), liked archas so much that he often ordered his cook to prepare this delicacy for him and his beloved wife. The love story of Jan Sabieski and Marie Casimire d'Arquien, also known as Marysieńka, lent some romantic glamor to the dish. She was a poor French foster child of the Polish Queen, but Marie Casimire was in the flower of her beauty at the court. Jan was twelve years older than Marie and was already a famous politician when they first met. However, despite their mutual attraction, they could not be together. She married another man, but was fairly unhappy. Marie and Jan had been in correspondence for some time, when the letters gradually became warmer and deeper and in 1661 they secretly declared their love for each other. Three years later, Jan's mother, who was against their marriage, and Marie's husband died. Marie and Jan were meant for each other, and in 1665 they got married. In 1674, Jan III Sabieski became the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. Despite all the hardships, Marie and Jan maintained their lifelong love for each other.
Preparation method:
Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. In a separate bowl, cool and whisk the egg whites. Beat the egg yolks and the sugar together until creamy.
Pour the milk into a saucepan, add the sour cream and mix well. Then gently fold into the whipped yolks and whites. Place on the stove and on a low heat, stirring constantly, and bring to the boil, until the milk curdles.
Pour the mixture into a linen napkin, tie and hang up it in a cool place to drain well and chill.
Transfer to pretty little dessert glasses. Serve with the whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.

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