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Cheesecake with bitter chocolate and kumquats

Recipe from: 6/30/1993 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 12
Servings 10


  • 50
    butter, melted
  • 150
    crushed buttermilk rusks
  • 100
    bitter chocolate, melted
  • 600
    smooth cottage cheese
  • 250
    cream, whipped
  • 100
  • 20
    cake flour
  • 2
    drops orange oil (optional)
  • 5
    vanilla essence
  • 6
    eggs, separated
  • icing sugar to sprinkle
  • preserved kumquats


Butter and flour a 24 cm diameter springform pan. Cover base with mixed butter and rusks. Drizzle chocolate over. Mix cottage cheese, whipped cream, sugar, flour, orange oil and vanilla essence. Add egg yolks one by one, beating well after each addition. Whisk egg whites until stiff but not dry and fold in gently but thoroughly. Spoon cheese mixture into pan, smooth top with a spatula. Bake at 160 ºC for 1 1/4 hours. Turn off stove, open oven door and allow cake to cool in oven. Sprinkle edges with icing sugar. Remove from pan and decorate with well-drained kumquats. Refrigerate and serve with cream. TOTAL KILOJOULE COUNT: 16 925 kJ (4 045 Cal). A portion: 1 690 kJ (405 Cal).

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