Cooking a homemade cheesecake with cottage cheese
Features cooking cheesecake
Cheesecake is a dish that has become widespread in Europe and the USA. In English, "cheese" means cheese, and "cake" means pie. In the last decade, this dessert has become extremely popular in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus. It is distinguished, first of all, by a creamy and fruity taste.
The classic recipe involves cooking cheesecake based on mascarpone cheese. This product is prepared by heat treatment of ordinary cream with a fat content of 25%. Usually, the cake is usually baked in the oven in a water bath. Mascarpone gives the cake an unusual taste, which is very difficult to confuse with anything. In the world there are few people who do not like cheesecake.
It should be noted that the classic cheesecake has two minuses:
- The first is the high cost of mascarpone. In small shops with a limited assortment of products, it is not at all possible to find such Italian cream cheese. But there is always a way out - Mascarpone can be prepared on your ownhome kitchen. This process is not as complicated as it seems at first glance.
- The second minus is the difficulty of execution. Not all housewives can bake cakes in a water bath. This condition is necessary so that the base of the cake does not dry out, split, and acquire a delicate flavor. But It is worth noting that appropriate technology is required for such technology.
Cottage Cheese Dessert
Curd cheesecake is much easier to cook than a classic one. This is his great advantage. You can choose a cake recipe without baking - in this case, it is enough to lay out the filling on the base and send it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to set. This cheesecake can be prepared immediately before the arrival of guests, sending it to a cool place. By the time the tea time comes, the delicacy will be ready.
It may happen that in the refrigerator there will be cottage cheese, with which you simply do not know what to do. In this case, cheesecake is a way to make rational use of products, making an incredibly delicious dessert that your family and guests will like.Of course, the taste of this dish will be different, since mascarpone and cottage cheese are fundamentally different fillings. But from this cheesecake cheesecake will not be less tasty. Moreover, for the adherents of Slavic cuisine, the taste of such a delicacy will be more familiar, since in Eastern Europe, dishes based on cottage cheese are known to everyone from early childhood. This ingredient contains large amounts of calcium and is very useful for the body.
Before making cheesecake, we recommend that you carefully consider the concept of the dish:
- The base, which consists of dough, is the bottom layer, the thickness of which should not exceed 2 centimeters.
- Stuffing from cottage cheese is the upper and main layer, the thickness of which should be 3 - 5 centimeters. The top layer is also an ornament. It should contain ingredients that diversify the taste of the dessert. We recommend using fruits or berries. Ideally combined with cottage cheese cheesecake raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, currants, apricots, peaches. If you are going to prepare a dish in winter or autumn, when it is very difficult to buy fresh fragrant berries and fruits, you can use jams, marmalades, marmalades, jam.
It is very important to add suitable spices to the cake, such as vanilla, cinnamon. You can decorate the finished delicacy with a sprig of fresh mint, which will emphasize the refinement of the dish.
A simple recipe for cottage cheese cheesecake
This recipe is very simple, despite the fact that the cake should be baked in the oven. So, in order to make a cheesecake, you need to take the following ingredients:
- 100 grams of sugar (4 tablespoons);
- 100 grams of butter;
- 350 - 400 grams of cookies;
- 2 eggs;
- 500 grams of cottage cheese;
- 150 grams of sour cream.
We recommend to start cooking dessert with the basics. For this, butter must be cold so that it has a firm consistency. Cookies can use "Baked Milk" or another similar type. The main condition - cookies should be crumbly. It is necessary to grind it into a crumb and add butter, chopped into small pieces. When the two ingredients are well mixed, you get the dough, which should be put on the bottom of the baking pan. Walls should also be covered with a biscuit base. If you are afraid that the cake will burn, you can lay out the bottom of the form with parchment paper.
Next, you need to prepare the filling. First, the cottage cheese should be passed through a sieve or well mashed with a fork. This will give the ingredient a uniform structure. After that, sugar, sour cream and eggs are added to the curd. The filling should be well mixed. You can beat it with a mixer. After that, the curd is laid out in a form on the bottom layer consisting of butter and cookies.
The cake should be baked at a temperature of 160 degrees for about an hour.
If you want to make a brown crust, 10 minutes before you take out the cheesecake from the oven, turn on the temperature 180 - 185 degrees and set the top heating mode of the oven.
You should wait a little after you remove the cheesecake from the oven, and only then, as the cake cools down a little, can you get it out of the mold. This process requires caution as there is a risk of damaging the integrity of the cheesecake. We recommend decorating your dessert with raspberry, strawberry or apricot berries. It is necessary to understand that the decoration is not the main thing in this dish.Even in the most sophisticated restaurants often serve cheesecake without a presentation in the form of additional ingredients. The pie is of culinary and aesthetic value even without a fruit filling.
Cheesecake without baking
The following recipe is ideal for housewives who do not have an oven. He is able to surprise anyone who tries such a delicious dessert. Its main feature is that it is not baked. So, you need the following ingredients:
- 300 grams of "Baked Milk" cookies;
- 150 grams of roasted hazelnuts;
- 150 grams of melted butter;
- 500 grams of cottage cheese;
- 500 grams of blueberries;
- 80 milliliters of grenadine;
- 15 grams of gelatin;
- 120 grams of sugar;
- 100 grams of white chocolate;
- 50 milliliters of cream.
So, the preparation of the dessert should begin with the basics. Hazelnuts must be thoroughly chopped. If you bought raw nuts, lightly brown them in a frying pan. After that, grind the cookies into crumb and mix it with chopped hazelnuts and melted butter. Sand dough should be laid out evenly in a baking dish and tamped well. Then you can do the preparation of the filling.
Gelatin should be dissolved in a small amount of warm water. Separately, you need to grind through a sieve or chop blueberries in a blender. Next, through a sieve, you must skip the curd. In a separate container is mixed cottage cheese, grenadine, ground blueberries, sugar. You can lightly beat the mixture with a mixer. After that, the filling is laid out on the bottom layer of biscuits. Then dessert should be sent for 20 - 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
In the meantime, you can make a delicious cream. Heat the cream to a warm state in a water bath and add pieces of white chocolate to it. When the mixture becomes homogeneous, remove the cream from the heat and cool it. Dessert should be removed from the refrigerator and pour it with cream. It is desirable that the cheesecake after that was in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours. This recipe will allow you to cook a truly royal dish. Before serving, you can decorate the cheesecake with berries.
You can cook cheesecake in a slow cooker, oven, or even make a dessert that does not require baking. Of course, the classic recipe requires the use of mascarpone cream cheese. But at the same time, cottage cheese is also often used to make cheesecake, since this ingredient is affordable and equally tasty.We recommend that you definitely try to make cottage cheese cheesecake in the home kitchen.