11 onces of mild goat cheese softened
3/4 cup sugar
juice from 1/2 lemon
zest from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 large eggs, whites & yolks separated
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
10 digestive cookies
5 tablespoons butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 6-inch springform pan. In a medium bowl, combine the goat cheese with the sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla and beat at medium speed until smooth. Beat in the egg yolks, two at a time, incorporating them completely before adding the next batch. Beat in the flour at low speed.
In another bowl, using clean beaters, beat the egg whites until firm but not dry. Beat one-third of the whites into goat-cheese mixture, then gently fold in the remaning whites.
Crush cookies into a fine crumb and add five tablespoons melted butter. Mix well and tap into the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate for 10 minutes and then spoon the batter into a prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.
I topped with macerated blackberries.
Today I am hosting a little cookbook giveaway for the newly released Tasia's Table. To enter leave a comment below and the winner will be picked at random in one week. Make sure to leave a way for me to contact you. The winner will receive a signed copy of the cookbook delivered to your door, its that easy. Good luck everyone :)
Tasia's Table is a collection of recipes and stories from the award-winning cheese maker at Belle Chevre. Tasia Malakasis's circuitous life and career journey led her to a small fromagerie in rural Alabama where she now shares her passion for food with home cooks across the country.
Tasia demystifies cooking with artisan cheese. In this beautiful book, Tasia shares the recipes from her cultural influences-both Southern and Greek-that shape the setting of her table from friends and family daily. From goat cheese frittas to goat cheese ice cream to saganaki and buttermilk biscuits, she gives an inviting glimpse into diverse and rich culinary traditions that readers can embrace in their own kitchens. They may want to start their own fromagerie or at the very least their own Sunday supper tradition after reading Tasia's recipes and the stories that changed her life.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO SARAH ZORASTER!
- All plates are from Clam Lab