Today I will show you guys how to make a simple, but incredible original German Cheesecake. Although there are a lot of versions of cheesecakes, the oldest cheesecake recipe is from the Greeks, until the Romans took the recipe. However, the oldest modern recipe comes from Le Viandier a French cookbook from the 14th century.
The oldest German version was found in the cookbook of Anna Wecker from 1598, and in her recipe, she used quark, eggs, sugar and butter, which is not that different from the recipe I used.
I personally, was used to preparing the American version, which has cream cheese instead of quark and condense milk instead of sugar, with a topping of guava marmalade.
But since my husband is very very German, well that version was not an option, therefore after experimenting a little bit, I found the perfect and easy recipe for this typical German cheesecake.
In conclusion, I think my husband loves me a little bit more since I use this recipe…
For the crust
300 gr Flour
200 gr cold butter
100 gr sugar
For the Filling
100 gr butter
750 gr of quark ( you can substitute with ricotta or cottage cheese)
125 gr sour cream
50 gr cornstarch
A pinch of salt
Combine sifted flour and sugar. Cut in the cold butter. Add the beaten egg and then use your hands to form into dough. Wrap dough in plastic and chill in the fridge for at least 20 min.
Roll dough till you have at least 0,5 cm and transfer it to a prepared 28 cm springform pan. Use your fingers to press the dough and bring a better form inside the springform pan.
Mix the egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla sugar for 5 min until is pale. Add softened butter, the quark and the sour cream and beat until everything is thoroughly combined.
Beat egg whites and the pinch of salt in a separate bowl. Fold egg whites and sifted cornstarch into the cheesecake batter.
Pour cheesecake batter into a 28 cm springform pan and bake on 200 degrees for about 40 minutes, cover it with aluminium paper and backed it for another 20 min. After the cheesecake is ready slightly open the oven and let the cheesecake inside for another 10 min
Let the cheesecake cool and Enjoy!