Grannie's Cheesecake - Oma's Käsekuchen

READY IN: 3hrs




  • Crust: Sift flour, baking powder and sugar together on a flat surface.
  • Make a well in the center.
  • Add egg yolks, and liquid.
  • Mix with some of the flour to make a thick paste.
  • Cut butter into small pieces, put on top of paste, cover with flour and quickly mix into a smooth dough.
  • Pat about 1/2 of the dough on bottom of 9" spring form pan.
  • Knead one tbsp flour into the remaining dough.
  • Attach side of pan to bottom.
  • Shape dough into a roll and lay on side of pan and work up the side about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2".
  • Prick dough several times with a fork.
  • Bake at 400ºF for about 10 minutes or till lightly golden brown.
  • Filling: Place cottage cheese in solid weave straining bag.
  • Drain overnight or squeeze as much liquid as possible from cheese to make about 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Mix the pudding mixes with 1/2 cup milk, set aside.
  • Bring remaining milk and sugar to boil, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add pudding/milk mix and bring back to boiling, stirring constantly until thick.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add cheese and extract and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add sultanas.
  • Beat egg whites into snow, slowly adding sugar beating well after each addition.
  • Fold egg white into cheese mix and turn into crust lined pan.
  • Smooth out surface.
  • Brush: Mix egg yolk and water.
  • Gently brush top of cheese mixture.
  • Bake at 275ºF to 300ºF for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • This cake should not rise very much during the baking.
  • It seems that it gets too tall reduce the heat.
  • To tell if the cake is done, shake the form gently, the center should jiggle just a little.
  • Remove cake from oven and, unlatch the side and gently remove crust from side.
  • Leave sides in place and let cake cool completely.