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Super Easy Italian Cheesecake


All right so this is the first time ever I have made an Italian version cheesecake with ricotta cheese, and let me tell you how easy this was, well almost everything I make is really easy anyhow. Well the fact that this cheesecake does not have a crust saves a lot of time. The mixing, preparing takes about 5 minutes and you are done. The cooling of the cheesecake is what takes the longest. I baked it in the evening and it was ready to eat, nice and chilled, the next morning.

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Super Easy Italian Cheesecake

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8-10 servings

Ingredients:

Ingredients

2 lbs of ricotta cheese
6 eggs
1/3 cup whole wheat flour, you can use regular flour
1 1/4 cup of sugar, one cup should be sufficient, depending on your sweet tooth
Zest of three lemons
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of orange extract, or zest of two oranges

Directions:

Heat oven to 325 F. In a mixing bowl combine cheese and sugar. Add two eggs at a time and combine. Add flour, vanilla and zests. Do not over mix trying to make the batter smooth, this prevents cracking when baking.
Grease a spring form pan with butter up the sides and sprinkle with flour. Bake for 1h 30 min to 2 hours, depending on oven. I normally bake for about 1h and 45 minutes. Make sure the cake is lightly brown like in the pictures.
After turning oven off, leave cheesecake in oven for 30 minutes to cool. Cake will drop. Cool for another 30 minutes out of the oven. Chill in fridge for 6-8 hours. Before taking cake out of the pan loosely run a sharp knife around the edges. Enjoy.

TIP: I actually add 1/3 cup of raisins to the recipe. We like it better that way. If you like raisins you should add them, you will not be disappointed.

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2 Responses to “Super Easy Italian Cheesecake”

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    rosanna — September 7, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    Ando un poco liada estos días, pero esta tarta y el crumble que acabas de publicar se merecen un poco de atención. Creo que me imprimo las recetas, me apete probar ambas!

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    Miryam — September 7, 2010 @ 12:22 pm

    Ah chica pues espero que te gusten. Tenia estos posts ya de antes pero ayer no se que paso que se me borraron como 7 y los tuve que colgar otra vez, menudo lio, menos mal que los tenia en Facebook :-)

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