Desserts

Romanian Cheese Cake

Romanian cheese cake or placinta cu branza freshly baked
Romanian cheese cake or placinta cu branza sliced and served on a pottery plate

Romanian Cheese Cake

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Serves: 8 Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 500 g cheese cream (I used 400 g of ricotta cheese and 100 g of Greek yogurt)
  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of full fat cream (35%)
  • 200 g raisins/sultanas
  • zest of an organic orange/lemon
  • 2 sheets of filo pastry

Instructions

1

Warm up the oven at 190C (up and down)

2

Mix well the cheese cream with the sugar

3

Add the eggs one by one, the full fat cream, the raisins and finally the orange/lemon zest

4

Mix well until you get a light cream texture

5

Cover the tin mold with parchment paper and place one of the filo pastry sheet on the bottom of the mold

6

Pour in the cream mix and cover it with the second filo sheet

7

Sprinkle with some sugar dust

8

Bake the cake for 45 minutes

9

Leave to cool down before serving

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