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Mini Cheese Cakes Recipe

Mini Cheese Cakes is a popular Continental Dessert
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On :
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Continental Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
30 minutes
Servings :
Serves 6
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  • 450 g flour,
  • 4 eggs,
  • 2 tbsp - Olive oil,
  • a pinch of salt.
  • For the filling:
  • 250 g pecorino cheese (or Philadelphia cheese, grated),
  • 25 g sugar,
  • 1 tsp Lemon rind, finely grated
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice,
  • 4 Egg yolks.
  • How to Make Mini Cheese Cakes:

    1. Sift the flour onto a work surface and make a well in the centre.
    2. Add three eggs, the oil and salt and mix the ingredients together to form a soft dough, adding one or two tbsps of lukewarm water as required.
    3. Knead the dough until smooth and pliable. Shape into a ball, cover and chill for 30 mins.
    4. To prepare the filling:
    5. Place the cheese, sugar, lemon rind, lemon juice, egg yolks in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
    6. Flatten the dough on a work surface and roll out to a thickness of 1.25 cm.
    7. Cut into circles of approximately 7.5 cm diameter, each.
    8. Put a little of the filling in the centre and fold over one half of the dough to enclose the filling.
    9. In the meantime, break the remaining egg and keep the egg white in a bowl.
    10. Brush each cake with the remaining egg white and place on a greased baking sheet.
    11. Bake in a pre-heated oven (180 C) for 30 mins or until puffed and golden.
    12. Serve hot.


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