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Finnish Cheesecake

No recipe image available.A cottage cheese-cheesecake flavored with citrus peel, cinnamon, cardamon and ginger in a buttery, bread crumb crust.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 large eggs
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup cottage cheese, pressed through a sieve
1/2 cup butter, melted

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
  2. Combine softened butter with the bread crumbs; press into bottom of springform to form crust; set aside.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder into a small mixing bowl; set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat eggs, brown sugar and sugar until frothy. Add cinnamon, cardamom, orange peel, lemon peel and ginger.
  5. Stir in the cottage cheese and blend well. Stir in melted butter, then add the reserved flour mixture; mixing well. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour.

Makes 10 servings.