Monday, July 20, 2009

One More Cheesecake

Bad weather (although it was quite nice again yesterday) always brings out the domestic goddess in me and I decided to make a cheesecake:

vanilla cheesecake (onemorehandbag)I experimented with the cheese part as well as the base for which I used Cantuccini biscuits, hence I'll call it:

Vanilla Cheesecake with Cantuccini Base

250g (almond) Cantuccini biscuits, ground
150g melted butter

350g cream cheese (I used one full fat and one light packet of Philadelphia cheese)
500g curd or quark cheese (= Topfen, I used the 10%-fat-variety)
3 table spoons cornflour
2 eggs
115g sugar
grated zest of 1 (organically grown) lemon and 1 lime
seeds of 1 vanilla pod

Grease and line a (24 cm) spring form and preheat your oven to 180°. Blend the ground biscuits with the melted butter and press flat on the bottom of the spring form. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool.

Mix the cream and curd cheeses, the cornflour, eggs and sugar with an electric beater. Add the zest and vanilla seeds. Pour over cooled cake base and gently shake to get an even surface.

Bake in 200° hot oven for 45 mins approx, i.e. until the surface is slightly golden. You might want to cover the top with aluminium foil to prevent it from getting too dark too soon.


Blogger Unknown said...

The best way to be rewarded for getting out of the bed on a Monday morning and making it to the office. Merci!

7/20/2009 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous novala said...

Great recipe - I am going to try it asap. Love cheesecake

7/22/2009 10:14:00 PM  

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