1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of sugar
1 stick of butter
Mix all ingredients with your hands into a smooth, flexible mixture.
Put it into a 9 inch round pan.
1/3 cup of all purpose flour
Zest from 1 lemon
Zest from 1 orange
3 cups of whole-milk ricotta
1 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of vanilla extract
*Optional 1 cup of raisins
With an electric mixer, beat ricotta, sugar, and salt until smooth.
Add eggs one at a time beating the mixture after adding each egg.
Add vanilla, flour, and zest, and mix well.
Pour cheese mixture into the pan.
Bake at 390 F (198 C) for 60 minutes.
Set aside to cool.
This is an easy and quick cheesecake. Cheesecakes tend to be time consuming, but this one is really fast to make. I have rediscovered this recipe after a couple of years of forgetting that I had it in my recipe book.
I really like the lemon and orange flavors in this cheesecake. They give it a refreshing, light flavor.
It tastes the best chilled a day after you bake it.