Easter Hrudka


In Eastern Slovakia we call it hrudka, but this traditional Easter dish has also other names like syrek, which means cheese in Slovak, however it has nothing in common with cheese.


  1. ▢ 5 eggs
  2. ▢ 0,5l milk
  3. ▢ 1 tsp salt
  4. ▢ 3 tsp sugar


  1. Mix everything together

  2. Cook on low heat and stir constantly till egg separates from liquid

  3. Place large strainer on an empty bowl and cover it with clean dishcloth

  4. Pour everything in the clean dishcloth

  5. Wrap up, form a ball and bind it up

  6. Hang it for 30 minutes, so the liquid can drain away

  7. Bon appétit / Dobrú chuť!

8 thoughts on “Easter Hrudka”

  1. My husband calls it Cidak. I make it for him every Easter but no sugar. i usually add peppercorns.

    1. Thank you for your comment. Yes, it is quite common to prepare salty version of hrudka (or syrek/cidek as you call it) with peppercorn and herbs or the sweet version with dried fruits. I wish you a beautiful day.

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