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                             GERMAN KASEKUCHEN
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Cheese
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            Unbleached Flour -- Sifted
    4       tb           Butter -- No Margarine
      1/2   c            Sugar -- Granulated
    1                    Egg -- Large
    1       t            Baking Powder
    3       c            Cottage Cheese -- 1 1/2 lbs
      1/2   c            Cornstarch
    1       t            Baking soda
    1       c            Sugar -- Granulated
    4                    Eggs -- Large
      1/2   ts           Lemon Rind -- Grated
      1/2   ts           Vanilla Extract -- Real only
    1       c            Sour Cream
    1       c            Raisins
   In a large mixing bowl, blend all the ingredients,
   cutting in the butter and working the mixture with
   your hands until it is well mixed and workable.
    Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.  Use one half
   to line the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan,
   the other half to line the sides of the pan.  Either
   roll out the dough or press it in with your fingers.
    Chill before filling. CHEESECAKE:
   Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Press the cottage
   cheese through a sieve.  Combine the cornstarch and
   the baking powder and set aside.  In a large mixing
   bowl, combine the cottage cheese with the sugar, eggs,
   lemon rind and vanilla.  Beat until very smooth.  Add
   the dry mixture to the cheese and blend well.  Stir in
   the sour cream and raisins.  Pour the cheese mixture
   into the prepared crust and bake for one hour, or
   until done.  The center will remain soft.  Turn off
   the oven and prop the door open.  Allow the cake to
   cool to room temperature.  Serve at room temperature
   as well.
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