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Chilled Orange And Lemon Cheesecake

Ingredients
  Egg yolks 2
  Sugar 4 Ounce
  Orange 1 (rinded and finely grated)
  Lemon 1 (rinded and finely grated)
  Orange juice 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Gelatin 1⁄2 Ounce
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Cottage cheese 3⁄4 Pound (sieved)
  Soured cream 1⁄4 Pint
  Egg whites 4
  Digestive biscuits 8 (crushed)
  Demerara sugar 1 Ounce
  Butter 2 Ounce (melted)
  Orange slices 3
  Whipped cream 2 Tablespoon (as required)
  Chopped nuts 2 Tablespoon (as required)
Directions

MAKING
1) Filling : in a heatproof bowl, beat the egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar, until thoroughly mixed.
2) Stir in the orange and lemon rinds with the juices.
3) Place the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, stir and cook, until the mixture is slightly thickened.
4) In another heatproof bowl, soften the gelatine in water, then stir over a pan of hot water over a low heat, until the gelatine is dissolved.
5) Stir into the egg yolk mixture and allow to slightly cool.
6) Then fold in the cottage cheese and soured cream.
7) In a bowl, stiffly beat the egg whites, fold in rest of the sugar, then stir into the cheese mixture.
8) In a 8 inch cake tin, turn the mixtute and refrigerate until set.

FINALIZING
9) Crust: In a bowl, add all the crust ingredients together and mix thoroughly.
10) Sprinkle over the cheesecake, press down lightly and refrigerate, until the crust is firm.
11) If you wish to freeze the recipe do it at this stage. Freeze, then remove the tin, wrap the cheesecake in a freezer bag, seal, label and freeze.

SERVING
12) Garnish the Chilled Orange and Lemon Cheesecake with orange slices, cream and nuts, serve on a serving platter.
13) If using the frozen dish, unwrap, place the cheesecake on a platter with crust side down, then thaw in the refrigerator overnight and serve as indicated in step 12.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Gelatin
Preparation Time: 
65 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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