Baked Cheesecake Recipe - A baked dessert consisting of topping made of soft fresh cheese and base made from biscuit pastry or sponge.

This recipe is from the book Cakes and Bakes.

Main Ingredients : Arrowroot powder, Unsalted butter

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Desserts

Baked Cheesecake

Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Baked Cheesecake Recipe - How to make Baked Cheesecake

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Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients

  • Arrowroot powder crushed 1 cup

  • Unsalted butter melted 50 grams

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 2 cup

  • Cream 2/3 cup

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1/2 cup

  • Eggs separated 3 cups

  • Lemon rind grated 1

  • Almond essence 1/2 teaspoon

  • Prepared mixed fresh fruits 200 grams

  • Almonds chopped 1/2 cup

  • Fresh mint sprigs to decorate

Method

Step 1

Grease a ten-inch round springform cake tin. Combine the biscuits and butter and press into the base of the tin. Chill in a refrigerator for twenty minutes. Preheat oven to 180°C/ 350°F/ Gas Mark 4.

Step 2

For the cheesecake mixture, beat together cottage cheese, cream, caster sugar, egg yolks, lemon rind and almond essence in a large bowl until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Step 3

Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the cheese mixture. Pour over the biscuit base and bake in the preheated oven for forty-five minutes or until the cheesecake has risen and is just set in the center.

Step 4

Leave in the tin until completely cooled. Carefully remove the cheesecake from the tin. Chill the cheesecake in a refrigerator for at least one hour.

Step 5

Decorate with the mixed fruits, chopped almonds and mint leaves, just before serving.

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