"My husband is a Chef and his father before him and they're from Germany and that's where this recipe came from. I hope it is to your husband's satisfaction. Great Baking!" — LINDASLUSCIOUSPIES
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graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons
small curd cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups
grated lemon zest
whipped heavy cream
Being from Germany, I know what the "normal" German cheesecake should taste like. I found the taste to be close, but it cannot be compared with a cheescake made with Quark instead of cottage cheese. I also found that the hardest part of making this cake was the "pushing cottage cheese through a sieve." In the end I found it easier to just throw it into the blender and blend it until smooth.
This is a fine American German Cheesecake. German Cheesecake is not made with grahm crackers but a dough made of flour, butter, egg, sugar, lemon, and vanilla-sugar. Quark is available or it can be similarly made using cottage cheese with sour cream added and put in a blender to smooth.
I cant say on taste for I don't eat them I just bake them for people. But on baking this for the first time I found it rather a long process since I'm used to the regular cheesecake. I had alot of the batter let over even using a 12" pan, and it cooked like a soufle, unless I did something wrong. I wish it had a picture I could go by.
And unless you know something about cooking this recipe will be hard for you. This recipe took alot longer than 30 min. to prepare.
Fairly good cheesecake. Great crust!!! I later combined this crust with a traditional cheesecake for a delicious recipe
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Old Fashioned German Cheesecake
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 219
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