Well, I’ve reached the 5th week of the ‘F1 Bake Off’ challenge.
The last couple of weeks have been challenging, to say the least, resulting in a couple of complete disasters!
Still, this week’s recipe is a lot simpler.
For Spain, I have chosen to make a ‘tarta de queso’ which is a baked cheesecake. The recipe I used was from http://www.bascofinefoods.com and replicates the famous recipe used by La Vina in San Sebastian.
Anybody can make this cheesecake, it really is just a case of piling all the ingredients into a bowl, whisking together, putting in a tin and cooking.
SPANISH BAKED CHEESECAKE
- 1Kg cream cheese
- 500ml whipping cream
- 5 eggs
- 350g caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon of plain flour
- Pre-heat the oven to 400F/200C/Gas Mark 6/xxx fan
- Grease a 26cm in diameter clip-on cake tin
- Take a large bowl and measure all the ingredients into it
- Use an electric whisk and beat all the ingredients together until you have something that looks like smooth batter
- Pour the batter into the tin
- Bake in the over for 50 minutes (…at least)
- To test if the cheesecake is ready insert a small knife or skewer into the centre of the cheesecake, if it comes out clean, the cake is ready
- Allow to cool
- Serve with cream, fruit compote or just on its own!
What it should look like…
- I found it took a little longer than 50 minutes to cook. It took nearly an hour and a half, but that maybe because I should have ignored the fan oven temperature and just whacked the oven up to 200??
- It might have taken longer because the only thing to bind the stuff together is 1 tablespoon of flour! But that’s what the recipe said.
- Irrespective of the above, it is super scrummy and I am totally going to San Sebastian to try out the authentic version
Best hone my break-making skills for the next challenge!!
Until Monaco, enjoy…