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Tuesday 1 December 2015

A German cheesecake recipe

I found this recipe in a German magazine some years ago. And it has become one of my family's favorite since then.  We call it ''A German cheesecake''. It's super delicious, the chocolate shortcrust and soft ricotta and lemon cream match perfectly and melt in your mouth. Really yummy! This cake is good for any occasion from a simple tea treat to an exquisite holiday dessert:-)   

You need:

(For the pastry)
- 1 egg
- 100g (1/2 cup) sugar
- 100g (1/2 cup) soft butter
- 20g (1 tbsp) cocoa powder
- 200g (1,5 cup) plain flour
- 3tsp baking powder

(For the cream)
- 200g (1 cup) sugar
- 100g (1/2 cup) butter
- 4 eggs
- 500g (18 oz) ricotta
- 1 lemon zest
- 1,5tbsp potato starch

To make the pastry combine all the ingredients

And mix them together to get a smooth and soft pastry

Divide it in 2/3 and 1/3. Put the 1/3 in a freezer

Grease the baking tin and sprinkle some flour in it

Place the 2/3 of the pastry in the baking tin

Now it's time to make the cream:-) Melt the butter

Combine the sugar, ricotta, grated lemon zest, potato starch, eggs and melted butter

Stir well until all the ingredients are well mixed

Pour the cream on top of the pastry

Remove the 1/3 of the pastry from freezer and grate it on top of the cream

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and bake the cheesecake for 50 minutes. Let it cool and keep in in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving. Enjoy it with a warm cup of tea:-) Bon appetit!

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