Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Learning to Cook: Zweiback Cheesecake Fail

So even though this came out horribly I figured I'de post it anyway. In the end I ended up smoking up TWO kitchens and setting off the fire alarm. I had too much butter in the crust and it kept smoking. Perhaps if that hadn't gone wrong it would have worked. Oh well. Better luck next time.

"Rich and luscious cheesecake. The crust is made with zwieback crumbs and the filling is made with dry curd cottage cheese. You may substitute ricotta if you prefer."


  • 1 (4 ounce) package zwieback toast
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup margarine, melted
  • 3 1/4 cups dry small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Crush zwieback into crumbs. In a medium bowl, combine zwieback crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon and melted margarine. Mix well and press into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream cottage cheese and 1 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour and salt. Mix in cream and vanilla.
  3. Pour batter into crust and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Cool completely before removing from pan.

Oh yeah, I didn't have the curd cottage cheese so maybe that was why. I might attempt this again towards the end of summer though!!