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Buttermilk Ricotta Cheesecake

Buttermilk Ricotta Cheesecake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Time of Year: Anytime
Buttermilk Ricotta makes this cake light and silky.
Ingredients
  • Crust

  • ½ packet of Marie biscuits
  • 
100g butter melted
  • 
Filling
  • 
400g buttermilk ricotta or skim ricotta
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Finely grated zest of 3 lemons
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Make crust:
  2. In a blender add the biscuits and pulse until it resembles bread crumbs. Remove and add the melted butter.
  3. Make filling and bake cake:

  4. Heat oven to 160 deg C
  5. Pulse ricotta in food processor until fluffy and smooth. Add eggs, vanilla bean seeds and sugar and mix until blended. Stir in flour and lemon
  6. Butter springform pan and push in crust about ½ cm thick on base.
  7. Pour in ricotta mix. Bake in baking pan in middle of oven until cake is puffed and golden, about 1 hour.
  8. Run a knife around top edge of cake to loosen and cool completely in springform pan on rack.
  9. Chill, loosely covered, at least 4 hours. Remove side of pan and transfer cake to a plate. Bring to room temperature and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
Notes
You can change the flavouring to suit your taste. Try adding things like - Fresh Berries, poached fruit or cocoa powder.