German Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

    German Cottage Cheese Cheesecake


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    This recipe is adapted from the German original which calls for quark cheese which can be a little hard to find. Cottage cheese is an adequate substitute.

    Makes: 1 cheesecake

    • 90g butter
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 1/3 cups plain flour
    • 500g strained cottage cheese
    • 3 tablespoons oil
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
    • 90g vanilla pudding mix
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1 egg
    • 2 1/8 cups milk
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a 23cm springform cake tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in 1 egg then stir in the baking powder and flour. Knead together into dough. Press into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared tin.
    3. Mix together the cottage cheese, oil, 3/4 cup white sugar, vanilla sugar and pudding mix in a large bowl until smooth. Blend in the egg yolks, egg, milk and lemon juice; pour mixture into the prepared pan.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until the filling no longer moves when you shake the pan, about 1 hour.

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