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hj
September 2nd, 2005, 06:31 PM
Ricotta Cheese Lemon n Orange Zest

This was given to me so enjoy from Italy Serves 12

3 lbs. ricotta cheese
8 eggs
2 tsps. vanilla extract
1 tsp. grated orange zest
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Butter and dust with flour a 9 inch spring-form pan. Tap out excess
Place this pan on a 12 inch square of heavy-duty foil. Mold the foil tightly around pan so that water cannot seep in.

Food processor or blender, puree: ricotta until very smooth. Pour in a large bowl. Add : eggs-vanilla-and zests. . . whishk until well blended.

Stir sugar and cornstarch together. ..add to the ricottra mixture and stir
until smooth.

Pour batter into the prepared pan. Place pan in a large roasting pan and place it on the middle rack of the oven. Carefully our hot water to come to a depth of 1 inch into the roasting pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until the top of the cheesecake is golden and knife inserted 2 inches from the center of the cake comes out clean.

Turn off the oven and prop the door open with a wooden spoon. Let the cake cool for 30 minutes in turned-off oven.

Remove cake from roasting pan ...remove foil wrapping. Cool to room
temperature on a wire rack.

Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled. Wrap leftovers tightly and store in the refrigerator. Hj :wink: