Mary's kaeskuch (cheese kuchen)

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1½ teaspoon Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Butter -- cut up
⅓ cup Milk
2 \N Eggs
1½ cup Cream-style cottage cheese
⅓ cup Sugar
⅓ cup Half-and-half, light cream
\N \N Or evaporated milk
1 tablespoon Flour
½ teaspoon Vanilla
¼ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon Salt

For Crust: In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, baking powder, 1½ tsp. sugar and ¼ tsp. salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center: add milk all at once. Stir just until dough clings together. One a lightly flur surface, roll dough into an 11" circle. Fit into bottom and up sides of an ungreased 9x1 ½" round baking pan. Trim crust even with top edge of pan. Bake the crust at 350=B0 oven for 5 minutes. Set aside.

For filling: In a large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in cottage cheese, ⅓ cup sugar, half and half, 1 Tbsp. flour, vanilla, cinnamon and ⅛ tsp. salt until combined. Pour filling into crust. Bake in a 350=B0 oven for 30 minutes or until center is nearly set when= shaken. Cool the dessert on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.

~ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTES : Mary Thrill of Fredonia, Wisconsin says this is a longtime favorite Luxembourgish dessert. Serve with coffee for a wonderful midmorning break.=

MC formatting by bobbi744@... Recipe By : Midwest Living magazine, June '95

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