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Catholic Recipe: Kaesekuchen (Cheese Cake)


  • 2 pounds cottage cheese
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound cookies or graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Details

  • Yield: 1 cakes
  • Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Central Europe


Sieve cheese. Combine with 2 cups sugar, flour, salt. Beat egg yolks; add to cheese paste. Combine with cream, cinnamon, vanilla. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry; fold into cheese mixture. Crumble cookies; add 1/2 cup sugar. Grease baking sheet. Cover sheet with layer of 1/4 crumbs; add 1/2 the cheese paste; top with 1/4 crumbs. Repeat for second cake. Bake 1 hour at 350°. Yield, 2 cakes

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
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