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German Cheesecake Recipe

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Ingredients:

 6 eggs

125g soft butter

250g caster sugar

750g sour cream or cottage cheese or quark

500g cream cheese

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

½ cup cornflour

Method:

Separate the eggs. Cream the butter and sugar. Beat the egg yolks into the butter mixture one at a time. Add the vanilla essence. Beat in the cream cheese, then the sour cream and finally the sifted cornflour. Preheat the oven to 180°. Whisk the egg whites until firm. Fold thoroughly into the cheesecake mixture with a metal spoon. Pour into a greased 28cm springform tin. Bake for 1 ½ hours or until golden yellow. Do not overcook or base will burn. For best results and flavour, refrigerate overnight.

 This is translated from the German and is a beautiful rich cheesecake that is perfect as a dessert or for afternoon tea with freshly brewed coffee. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy! Everyone’s favourite cheesecake once tasted!

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Classic German Marble Cake

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Ingredients:

250g softened butter

250g caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

4 eggs

500g self raising flour

100ml milk

30g cocoa

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar add the vanilla essence. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the sifted flour alternately with the milk. Preheat the oven to 180°. Grease a large loaf tin or a Gugelhupf mold. Pour in half the mixture. Mix the cocoa powder with the remaining mixture. Pour in on top of the vanilla mixture. Swirl together lightly with a fork. Bake for one hour.

This translated from the traditional German recipe and is a lovely buttery cake that needs no icing. The top will become very brown while cooking, however it does not burn.

Scones

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Scones

It is not an afternoon tea without scones

Ingredients:

 2 cups self-raising flour

pinch salt

60g butter or ½ cup of cream

¾ cup milk

1 tablespoon sugar

Method:

Mix ingredients together until a soft dough is formed. Cut into rounds and place on a greased baking tray. Bake in a hot oven for 10-12 minutes.

Serve warm with jam and whipped cream. The best afternoon tea cakes ever!