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Raspberry Cheesecake

Ingredients
  Sweet shortcrust pastry dough 1 (100 gram, basic made with 100 gram /4 ounce flour)
For filling
  Egg yolks 3
  Caster sugar 4 Ounce (100 gram)
  Lemon 1⁄2 , rind finely grated
  Lemon 1⁄2 , freshly juiced
  Soured cream 1⁄4 Pint (150 milliliter)
  Cottage cheese 3⁄4 Pound (350 gram)
  Gelatin 1⁄2 Ounce (15 gram)
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Egg whites 3
  Whipped cream 1 Cup (16 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)
  Raspberries 1⁄2 Pound, hulled (225 gram, for finish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F or Gas Mark 5.
2) Roll out the dough on a floured surface and line a 8 inch loose-bottomed cake tin.

MAKING
3) Bake the pastry crust blind in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and beans.
4) Bake for another 10 minutes, then allow the crust to cool in the tin.
5) Filling: In a heatproof bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar over a pan of gently simmering water, until thick and creamy.
6) Remove from heat, then stir in the lemon rind, juice, soured cream and cheese.
7) 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.
8) Fold into the cheese mixture and allow to stand, until it just begins to set.
9) In a bowl, stiffly beat the egg whites and fold into the cheese mixture.
10) Pour into the pastry shell, refrigerate until set, then remove the cheesecake from the cake tin.
11) If you wish to freeze the recipe do it at this stage. Freeze, then pack the cheesecake in a freezer bag, seal, label and freeze.

SERVING
12) Garnish the Raspberry Cheesecake with rosettes of whipped cream and the raspberries, serve on a serving platter.
13) If using the frozen dish, unwrap, 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: 
Raspberry
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes

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