Lipatuer is a tangy, creamy cheese spread that is common throughout Austria, Hungary, and Bavaria. It is delicious with crackers, raw vegetables, and even better with sour pumpernickel bread. Cooking time is chilling time.
Beat the cream cheese and cottage cheese together until they are very smooth. Add the capers, cornichons, paprika, salt, pepper, caraway seeds, and mustard. Mix together well and turn into a 1-quart bowl lined with plastic wrap for easier unmolding later. Smooth the top with a spatula and cover with the overhanging plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator to set.
When it has become cold enough to turn out — a few hours should do it — unwrap the folded-over plastic wrap on top, place a plate over the now uncovered bowl, turn it over, and unmold. Pull the plastic wrap off and drizzle over a rust-red ooze made by mixing the oil with the paprika.
Serve this with bread or poppy-seed bagels, gherkins, and, if you like, some chopped red onions.