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Cheesecake ( Ukrainian ) Recipe


Shortbread; See Recipe # 22

2 c Cottage Cheese
1/2 c Sugar; Granulated
2 ts Cornstarch
1/2 c Walnuts; Chopped, (Optional)
3 Eggs; Large, Separated
1/2 c Sour Cream
1 ts Lemon Peel; Grated

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Press the cottage cheese through a
sieve and drain. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks until
light an foamy, then add the sugar slowly, continuing to beat until
very light and smooth. Add the cottage cheese to the egg mixture,
blending well, then add the sour cream, cornstarch, lemon rind, and
walnuts (if desired). Stir until all ingredients are well blended and
the mixture is smooth. In another large mixing bowl, beat the egg
whites until they form soft peaks, then gently fold them into the
batter. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust and bake for about
1 hour. Cool to room temperature before serving.