NY Style Italian Cheesecake


I had planned to write about bullying, tax fraud and Margaret Thatcher but in the end all I have managed to do was to take a photo of a cheesecake and post a recipe. At least it ought to be more digestible than the posts that are still in limbo form in my mind!

Marc Grossman is an American expat from Manhattan; his recipe for Italian Cheesecake can be found Un goûter à New-York – a book filled with lovely recipes for cheesecake, carrot cake, pancakes… Here is a slightly adapted recipe of the Italian Cheesecake featured in the book.

Ingredients for the crust:
125gr plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
50gr ricotta
50gr butter, softened
10gr icing sugar

For the filling:
450gr ricotta
100gr caster sugar
25gr plain flour
2 eggs
1 pinch of salt
6cl lemon juice
zest of one lemon
1 pkt vanilla sugar

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Put all the ingredients for the crust in a mixing bowl and knead into a ball with your hands, place back in the bowl and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Then press the dough into a greased baking dish.

Whisk together the ingredients for the filling. Pour ricotta filling into the prepared dish.

Place cheesecake on a lower middle rack of your pre-heated oven and bake for 23 minutes. Leave to cool for at least one hour.

Serve with cherry sauce.