Saturday, June 11, 2011



               2 15-oz. containers whole-milk ricotta
               1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
               1 Tbsp. plus 1 cup sugar
               3 Tbsp. unseasoned dry breadcrumbs
               2 8-oz. packages cream cheese, room temperature, cut into cubes
               2 large eggs
               2 Tbsp. salt-free matzo meal
               1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
               2 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
               2 tsp. vanilla extract
               1/8 tsp. kosher salt
               Powdered sugar (for dusting)

special equipment

8"-diameter springform pan with 2 1/2"-high sides

               Put ricotta in a large fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl. Drain for 30 minutes.
               Arrange rack in lower third of oven and preheat to 350°. Grease an 8" springform pan with 2 1/2"-high sides with butter. Mix 1 Tbsp. sugar and breadcrumbs in a small bowl; sprinkle over buttered pan to coat. Tap out excess crumbs.
               Transfer ricotta to a processor. Purée for 15 seconds. Scrape down sides of processor; purée until smooth. Add cream cheese; purée until smooth. Add the remaining sugar and all other ingredients; purée, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth, about 30 seconds. Scrape batter into prepared pan.Bake cheesecake until golden brown and just set, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool in pan (cake will fall slightly). Refrigerate uncovered until cool, about 3 hours. Then cover and chill overnight.
To serve, wrap a warm towel around pan to release cake. Remove pan sides. Dust with powdered sugar. Cut into slices.

My tip: slice with dental floss.

Bon Appetit Magazine

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Anonymous said...

oh this sounds wonderful...I used to make home-made ricotta cheese...(I married and Italian..I made everything home-made back then)..
I think I'll use recipe for ricotta cheese and do this cheese cake...and then fresh strawberries on top....
have a great weekend, Teresa,


Claudia Fabiana said...

This looks really delicous!

The enchanted home said...

Why do I get hungry everytime I visit your blog Teresa? Because you post the most scrumptious recipes....OMG this looks AMAZING. I am afraid if I ventured to make it I would have zilch willpower though and that could be scary:)

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

This looks so yummy! What a great recipe. It would be an impressive end to dinner party.

Kathysue said...

Teresa you are tempting me to eat something I can not resist!!! Yum!! happy weekend, Kathysue

Luciane at said...

I need to try this one!!! I'm so into cheesecake lately!!!! :-)


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