Irish Curd Or Cheese Cake Recipe

Irish Curd Or Cheese Cake picture


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexJust Enjoy
MethodMain Ingredient


For pastry
 Flour6 Ounce (6 Heaped Tablespoon)
 Butter3 Ounce (3 Heaped Tablespoon)
 Sugar1 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
For filling
 Sweet curd/Cottage cheese1⁄2 Pound (2 Cups)
 Eggs2 , separated
 Sugar2 Ounce (2 Heaped Tablespoon, Vanilla Sugar If Possible)
 Lemon1⁄2 , peel grated and juiced
 Butter1 Tablespoon
For topping
 Flour1 Tablespoon
 Melted butter1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2210 Calories from Fat 1010

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 115 g176.6%

Saturated Fat 66.7 g333.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 901.8 mg

Sodium 1316.2 mg54.8%

Total Carbohydrates 251 g83.5%

Dietary Fiber 6.4 g25.4%

Sugars 101.4 g

Protein 47 g94.6%

Vitamin A 75% Vitamin C 37.2%

Calcium 42.1% Iron 64.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


First make the pastry by mixing the fat into the flour, sugar and salt to a firm, pliable dough with a few tablesp. water.
Cool if possible before using.
Make the filling by well mixing the curds with the sugar, soft butter, grated peel and juice of the lemon and the beaten egg yolks.
Beat it well, then add the stiffly beaten egg whites.
Roll out the pastry to fit a flan-tin 7 in.-8 in. across, line the tin with it and paint the bottom with beaten egg (this prevents the bottom pastry becoming heavy).
Put the filling into the pastry case, and, using the rest of the egg, mix it with the topping sugar, melted butter and flour.
Pour this evenly over the top.
Bake in a moderate oven (350°F. electric; gas regulo 4) for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
Serve cold, but not chilled, cut into wedges.
A handful of raisins or sultanas were sometimes added to the filling.
It is a matter of taste: I prefer the simpler variety.