Baked Ricotta Cheesecake
November 26, 2019
"From our Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times. Times are estimate. NOTE - full recipe title is Best-Ever Baked Ricotta Cheesecake."
- Serving Size: 1 (3705.2 g)
- Calories 10381.2
- Total Fat - 666.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 419.8 g
- Cholesterol - 2246.1 mg
- Sodium - 25842.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 114.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
- Sugars - 45 g
- Protein - 977.1 g
- Calcium - 32143.1 mg
- Iron - 6.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 1.2 mg
Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced and place a baking tray in oven.
Release the base from a 20cm (base) springform pan and turn over and place baking paper over base, allowing a 5cm overhang. Secure the base, paper side-up, back in pan and spray side of pan with canola oil spray.
Make pastry - place flour, cornflour, sugar and butter in a food processor and process until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs and then add egg and milk and process until mixture just comes together.
Remove 1/3 of dough and wrap in baking paper and refrigerate and then roll remaining dough out between 2 sheets of baking paper until 5mm-thick (about 30cm round).
Remove top layer of baking paper and carefully place baking paper, dough-side down into pan and then peel off baking paper and press dough into pan and refrigerate.
Using an electric mixer, beat ricotta, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth and then add egg and beat until combined and spoon mixture into prepared pan.
Roll remaining dough out between 2 sheets of baking paper until 5mm-thick (about 25cm round) and then remove top layer of baking paper and carefully place baking paper, dough-side down onto filling in pan and carefully peel off baking paper and trim dough and press edges together to seal.
Place pan on hot baking tray in oven and bake for 50 minutes or until golden and turn off oven and cool cheesecake in oven for 4 hours with door ajar and then refrigerate overnight.
Carefully run a palette knife or butter knife around cheesecake to help release from pan.
Dust cheesecake with icing sugar and cinnamon and serve.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.