Saturday, September 26, 2009

2 in 1 - cheesecake tart

This tart/cake was baked more than a week ago when my husband and I were hosting Ramadan evening dinner ( iftar) for our friends. Making iftar dinner is a bit stressful first of all, that it must be served just on time ( you can't be late any minute as some people might be fasting, so they are very thirsty and hungry) and another thing, the whole menu with all appetizers, soup, main dish, salad and dessert must be prepared. As I am not Turkish, I tried not to make completely Turkish menu - I didn't want to be judged by the real Turkish housewives. That is why, I chose this cheesecake / tart. I baked cheesecake a day ago, and just made pastry cream a few hours before the dinner and decorated with seasonal fruit - grapes and figs. Easy dessert but it makes people think that you spent numerous hours in the kitchen.

What we need:

for crust:

400 gr of flour
200 gr of butter
2 tbsp of cold milk
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
a pinch of salt

for cheese filling:

400 gr of mascapone cheese or cream cheese
4 eggs
2 tbsp of corn or wheat starch
1 glass of rasins ( washed in hot water)
1 teaspoon of cinammon
2 tbsp of milk
1 glass of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

for pastry cream look here!

What we have to do:

1. Put flour and frozen butter in a food processor and blend it until crumbled. Add salt, sugar, and milk, mix it well, make a ball of dough and put in a fridge for 30 min. Then roll out according to the shape of baking dish and bake for 15 min in 180 C oven. ( Don't forget to put a piece of baking paper and some rice or beans to hold the shape.
2. Mix eggs with sugar, milk, cinamon, nutmeg, raisins, mascapone cheese, add strach and milk, vanilla extract. Mix it well and pour into the tart. Bake again for 30-40 min. Then take it out and cool.
3. Make pastry cream and pour over cool cheesecake and decorate with fruit. Enjoy!!!

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2 comments:

  1. Jolita, this is just beautiful. My compliments.

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  2. Love the food! You’re amazing. This menu is fantastic, It sure will help everyone who’s looking for a perfect menu like this. Thank you for sharing this recipe

    zonia

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