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Grandmother's Cheese Cake (sernik Babci)

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Cheesecakes / Desserts

Ingredients:
    DOUGH
1 1/4  cups  flour
3/4  teaspoon  baking powder
1/4  teaspoon  salt
1/4  cup  butter or margarine
1    egg
3  tablespoons  sour cream
1/3  cup  confectioner's sugar
    FILLING
6    eggs
2  cups  confectioner's sugar
1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
1  pound  farmer's cheese, or ricotta
2/3  cup  butter, melted
1 1/2  cups  mashed potatoes, see directions
2  teaspoons  baking powder
1/2  teaspoon  nutmeg
1/2  teaspoon  salt
1/4  cup  orange peel, or lemon; grated

Directions:
** 1-1/2 cups mashed potatoes (not seasoned) (Save the ones from the night before.) For the dough, combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork. Beat egg into the sour cream. Stir into the flour mixture then stir in the sugar. Knead the dough until well mixed and smooth. Roll dough on a floured surface into a rectangle. Line a 13x9x2 inch pan with the dough and bring dough part the way up sides. For the filling, separate 1 egg and reserve the whites, beat remaining yolk and whole eggs with the the sugar for 5 minutes at hight speed of a electric mixer. Add the vanilla, beat at high until the mixture is soft. Press cheese through a sieve, blend cheese with butter add the potatoes, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in orange peel. Fold into the egg mixture. Turn into prepard crust in pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45-55 min. or until set. Cool well before cutting. Optional: Spread preserves over crust before adding filling.


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