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Irish Curd Or Cheese Cake

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Ingredients
For pastry
  Flour 6 Ounce (6 Heaped Tablespoon)
  Butter 3 Ounce (3 Heaped Tablespoon)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For filling
  Sweet curd/Cottage cheese 1⁄2 Pound (2 Cups)
  Eggs 2 , separated
  Sugar 2 Ounce (2 Heaped Tablespoon, Vanilla Sugar If Possible)
  Lemon 1⁄2 , peel grated and juiced
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1
For topping
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Melted butter 1 Tablespoon
Directions

First make the pastry by mixing the fat into the flour, sugar and salt to a firm, pliable dough with a few tablesp. water.
Cool if possible before using.
Make the filling by well mixing the curds with the sugar, soft butter, grated peel and juice of the lemon and the beaten egg yolks.
Beat it well, then add the stiffly beaten egg whites.
Roll out the pastry to fit a flan-tin 7 in.-8 in. across, line the tin with it and paint the bottom with beaten egg (this prevents the bottom pastry becoming heavy).
Put the filling into the pastry case, and, using the rest of the egg, mix it with the topping sugar, melted butter and flour.
Pour this evenly over the top.
Bake in a moderate oven (350°F. electric; gas regulo 4) for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
Serve cold, but not chilled, cut into wedges.
A handful of raisins or sultanas were sometimes added to the filling.
It is a matter of taste: I prefer the simpler variety.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cheese

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2210 Calories from Fat 1010

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 115 g176.6%

Saturated Fat 66.7 g333.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 901.8 mg300.6%

Sodium 1316.2 mg54.8%

Total Carbohydrates 251 g83.5%

Dietary Fiber 6.4 g25.4%

Sugars 101.4 g

Protein 47 g94.6%

Vitamin A 75% Vitamin C 37.2%

Calcium 42.1% Iron 64.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Irish Curd Or Cheese Cake Recipe