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Italian Cheesecake

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For a get-together that my family is having today, I was tasked with making a dessert for it. I could've made a cake, but thats a little boring and not everyone likes cake. I could make a cream pie, but once again, kinda boring, and we have it a lot anyway. Then I thought back a while, to when I had had a great cheesecake at a family friend's house. It was not a traditional New York cheesecake. It was and Italian cheesecake, much lighter than a New York, and had a different flavor, that I can't really describe. So I decided to try my hand at making one for myself.
 
 
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Step 1: Gather everything!

Now, making an Italian cheesecake is much easier than you think. My recipe consists of only 8 ingredients:

- 2 pounds of ricotta cheese (I was able to buy it from Safeway for $6)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- the zest of one large orange
- 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 eggs

The cheesecake is topped with 6 caramelized orange slices. All you need for this is 6 thin slices of orange, about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick, all roughly the same size (You only need one orange to do this), and sugar. WIth the slices of orange, make sure that you keep the rind on them. This adds to the flavor.

Step 2: Mix it all up

WIth this cheesecake, you need to mix it by hand. It does not have the same texture as if you mixed it with a mixer.

Start off by putting all of the ricotta in a bowl, and stirring it with a spatula until it is as smooth as you can make it (by nature, ricotta is kind of a grainy (for lack of a better word) cheese. It is most often used in lasagna). Fold the flour and sugar into it thoroughly. Now stir the eggs in until smooth, and mix in the vanilla, zest, cinnamon, and salt.
foodchempan2 years ago
See to very delicious, on color can see there are plenty of food additives
Cool. You can not be Italian and not know how to make cheesecake. Here, I think Safeway morphed into Randalls. We like to make cheese cake with home made cheese.
papaiii3 years ago
This looks delish, have to give it a try!!!! !-)
TechNerd1012 (author)  papaiii3 years ago
Thanks!
starwhite4 years ago
Delicious!!! ...thanks
TechNerd1012 (author)  starwhite4 years ago
youre welcome!