Friday, February 28, 2014

CheeseCake with Greengage jam


Hi! :) 
Spring is nearly here, Yay! :D 
I like the beautiful colors and the fragrances of spring, that's why I made something as sparkling and colorful as the season will be. (Hopefully soon :))

So, about this cake. This is my first ever Cheese Cake, in the mean of the American Cheese Cake.

 I realised that there are some very differences in the dairy products in the two countries: there are no cream cheeses here in Hungary than in the US that they usually use for this. (If we do have, it must be in just a few and rare stores) However, it's hard to explain what we got instead. We have for example 'túró', which I usually call cottage cheese/curd/or quark. 
But it's not the same, just similar.
Or we have "tejföl", which I call sour cream/cream fraiche, but we use these English words to explain more products in the same time, however these are different, and  has more words for them in Hungarian. Like "tejszín" is a different product, and possibly it is like heavy sour cream... ? 

So, back to the cake, to create the American type of cheese, I used cottage cheese (túró) with plain cream cheese

And to decorate the top I used my self-made jam, that I made in the summer. :D
Ingredients:
  • 250 g = 1 cup of margarine
  • 300 g = 1 + 1/5 cup of crushed cookies
  • 2 tbsp of powdered/icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp of water
  • ------
  • 500 g = 2 cups of cream cheese
  • 8 tbsp of powdered/icing sugar
  • 250 g = 1 cup of cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla flavour
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • 1 egg
  • ----
  • jam

Preparation:

1. Mix the melted margarine with the crushed cookies, add the icing sugar and 4 tbsp of water as well.

2. Place a baking sheet in a circle cake mold, and put the cookie pastry in it. Push it well. 

3. Then bake it for about 10 minutes on 180 degree Celsius.

4. Untill then, mix everything from the second ingredient-column. 

5. Then pour it to the cookie pastry, and bake it about an hour.



6. When it is ready You can serve it with fruits or jam. 


Enjoy! :)