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Obatzda

Obatzda is a German Beer Cheese Spread that is served with soft pretzels. This recipe is made with brie cheese, cream cheese, onions, and spices.
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Course: Appetizer, spreads
Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup

Equipment

  • Medium Bowl
  • Fork
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Spoons

Ingredients

  • 5 oz brie cheese, or camembert
  • 4 oz cream cheese, can also do laughing cow etc
  • 3 oz butter
  • ½ small sweet onion, finely diced
  • ½ tbsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Caraway seeds
  • 2 tbsp wheat beer, I use Blue Moon
  • Soft Pretzels for Dipping

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, use a fork to mix together the brie cheese, cream cheese, and butter until smooth and fully combined.
  • Add the onion, paprika, caraway seeds and beer. Mix again until fully combined.
  • Put the spread in the fridge for about a half an hour so it can harden before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 
  • Brie Cheese: Softened brie cheese with the rind cut off. 
  • Cream Cheese: Full fat cream cheese, softened 
  • Butter: Unsalted butter
  • Seasoning: Paprika, caraway seeds
  • Onion: Small, sweet onions
  • Beer: Use a wheat beer. I used Blue Moon, but you can use anything you can find availableIf you don’t have brie cheese, you can also use camembert
  • If you don’t have cream cheese, you can also use a Creamy Laughing Cow (like Swiss, etc) 
  • Leave the brie cheese, cream cheese, and butter on the counter for about an hour before beginning to make the recipe. This way they will be soft enough to combine with a fork. 
  • If you are having a difficult time combining the cheeses, you can use a food processor to process them together. When it comes time to add the seasonings, remove the mix from the food processor and add them in using a fork. 
  • In the past, Obatzda was also made with chili peppers. If you want a spicy rendition of this recipe, feel free to add Chili Peppers into the seasoning mix 
  • If you want less of a strong onion flavor in your spread, you can rinse the onions in a strainer and dry them completely before adding them to the Obatzda.
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