Friday, January 16, 2009

Country Inn Cheesecake

Serves: 8


1 1/2 cups all-purpose (plain) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup caster sugar
5 ounces (150 g) butter
1 tablespoon water
1 pound (500 g) ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons cream sherry
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
1/4 cup thickened cream
1/2 pint (300 ml) sour cream
6 eggs, separated

Convection Microwave Method:


1. Combine flour, baking powder and caster sugar. Rub in butter and water until mixture holds together. Wrap in greaseproof paper and chill for 1 hour.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
3. Roll pastry out and press evenly onto base and sides of a greased 9 inch (23 cm) spring form tin.
4. Bake 'blind' on Low Rack for 8-10 minutes on LOW MIX/BAKE. Cool.


1. Beat together ricotta cheese, sherry, sugar, flour, cream, sour cream and egg yolks until smooth.
2. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold into cheese mixture.
3. Pour into pastry case and bake on Low Rack for 30-40 minutes on LOW MIX/BAKE.
4. Allow to cool and chill for 1-2 hours before serving. Sprinkle with icing sugar.

Note: To blind bake, place a sheet of greaseproof paper over raw pastry and cover with a layer of baking or dried beans.

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