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Rich Baked Cheesecake

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  Self raising flour 4 Ounce (100 g)
  Butter 2 Ounce (50 g)
  Icing sugar 2 Ounce (50 g)
  Egg yolk 1
  Butter 3 Ounce (75 g)
  Sugar 2 Ounce (50 g)
  Vanilla essence 1⁄2 Teaspoon (5 ml)
  Lemon 1⁄2 , rinded and juiced
  Corn flour 1 Ounce (25 g)
  Curd cheese 1 Pound (1/2 kg, Medium fat)
  Soured cream 1⁄4 Pint (142 ml)
  Sultanas 2 Ounce (50 g, optional)
  Egg whites 2

1) Preheat oven at (180°C,350°F/Gas 4).
2) In a bowl, place the flour and rub in the butter.
3) Add icing sugar to stir in.
4) Add egg yolk and combine to a firm dough.
5) Knead to a smooth dough.
6) Roll out the dough.
7) In a 20-cm (8-in) loose-based cake tin, press the sheet over the base.

8) Place inside the centre of the oven to bake until golden brown (about 25 minutes).
9) Prepare the topping, by creaming the butter and castor sugar together.
10) Add vanilla essence, egg yolk, lemon rind and juice and cornflour to beat well.
11) Beat in cheese, soured cream and sultanas, if used.
12) In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until just stiff.
13) Fold the egg mixture into the cheese mixture, cutting through with a metal spoon.
14) Spread this mixture over the base in the tin.
15) Place the tin on the centre shelf of the oven to bake for 45 minutes.
16) Allow to cool in tin, remove from oven and chill inside refrigerator for overnight.

17) Serve the cheesecake by adding your choice of additional topping.

This cheesecake will store for a week in a refrigerator.
To freeze the cheesecake, loosen the edge, remove the side of cake tin by placing it on a smaller tin and pulling down.
Freeze on the base until firm; remove, wrap in foil, label and return to the freezer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
80 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 681 Calories from Fat 357

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g62.3%

Saturated Fat 24.3 g121.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 147 mg49%

Sodium 487.7 mg20.3%

Total Carbohydrates 74 g24.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.9%

Sugars 37.8 g

Protein 9 g18.3%

Vitamin A 23.2% Vitamin C 10.5%

Calcium 22.2% Iron 10.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Rich Baked Cheesecake Recipe