Fresco Cheese

Ricotta Sicilian Cheesecake

Serves: 12

1kg Fresco Ricotta cheese
2/3 cup caster sugar
½ cup plain flour
6 eggs
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons orange rind, finely grated
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
pinch of salt

15 preparation time
1 hour 30 minutes cooking time

  1. Preheat the oven to 150oC. Set shelf to middle of oven. Grease and flour a 23cm spring form cake tin.
  2. Place ricotta in large mixing bowl and stir with palette knife until smooth as possible.
  3. Stir the sugar and flour thoroughly into the ricotta. Stir in the eggs one at a time.
  4. Blend in the vanilla essence, cinnamon, orange rind and salt. Pour mixture into prepared cake tin.
  5. Bake in oven for at least 1 hour 15 minutes, until the cake is a light golden colour.
  6. Ensure centre is firm and the point of a sharp knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack. Slight sinking may occur during cooling. Cover, and chill until serving.