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Flemish Cheesecake   Veg  HT  CD  DP  Belgian  115mins plus proving 


Belgian Name: Plattekaastarte

Serves 6    Hot  Cold  Vegetarian  Fruit  Nuts Dessert  Pudding   Belgium Europe


Flemish Yeast Dough (click for recipe)

5 tbsp Apple Puree
2 Eggs, separated 

50g/2oz Ground Almonds

225g/8oz Cottage Cheese

200g/7oz Caster Sugar 

1 teasp Vanilla Extract
50g/2oz Macaroons, crushed



1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and roll the dough out and use to line a buttered 22cm/9-inch springform tin.


2. Place the apple puree in the pastry case and spread evenly over the bottom. Set aside.

3. In a mixing bowl,  whisk the egg whites until stiff. Set aside. 


4. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the egg yolks and cottage cheese until well blended.


5. Add the crushed macaroons, sugar, almonds and vanilla sugar and mix well. 


6. Fold in the egg whites then spread mixture over apple puree in the pie crust. Bake for 50-60 minutes until golden. Serve hot or cold.




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