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Friday, October 13, 2017

QUESADA WITH A RECIPE FOR GALICIAN CHEESE CAKE


OCast quexada, Ar. qayŷāta, Eng meat, cheese or sweet pastries or cakes. They are made during Shrovetide particularly. See almojabana, queimón and tarta de queso [Baena/Dutton. 1993:325:324:5e; Castro. Alimentación.1996:260; Villena/Brown. 1983:175; and Villena/Calero. 2002:120]

A RECIPE FOR GALICIAN CHEESECAKE FROM
TARTA DE REQUESÓN O QUESADA GALLEGA
DEL CHEF MIGUEL LÓPEZ CASTANIER

Irristable!
Photo by Lord-WIlliams
Ingredients

350 gr. (2 c) flour
200 gr. (1 c) sugar
2 natural yogurts
375 gr. (1½ c) whole milk
5 eggs
600 gr. (1 lb 5 oz) requeson
15 gr. (1 ½) envelopes) yeast
zest from ½ lemon  
¼ tsp salt

Garnish:

honey, marmalade or powdered sugar to cover cake
walnuts

Preparation

PREHEAT OVEN TO 375ºF/190ºC


Sift flour with yeast and salt and set aside.


Beat eggs with sugar for about 5 minutes or until double the original volume and the mixture is pale yellow. 

Add yogurts, milk, lemon zest and continue beating until all is well mixed.

Add flour, one tablespoon at a time every 5 seconds, beating non-stop. 

When all the flour is mixed add requeson.  Contunie beating until the mix is creamy without lumps.

Grease a pie or cake tin and pour the mixture into this. Back for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

Let cool.

Serve with a drizzle of honey and walnuts.




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