When you want a dessert recipe, there is nothing quite like this Mmmm Sicilian Ricotta Cheesecake!! This is the cheesecake collection you have been waiting for, with everything from a ricotta cheesecake recipe to a Sicilian lemon ricotta cheesecake recipe, strawberry cheesecake recipe to Tiramisu cheesecake recipe, and others. With over 20 authentic Italian cheesecake recipes to choose from, you won't know where to start. But that's okay because you can try them all! This collection of Italian cheesecake recipes are just like Italian grandmothers would prepare, using recipes and old traditions that have been passed on through the generations. Cheesecake recipes can be made in a variety of ways with different toppings and cheeses.
The Italian Ricotta cheesecake recipe has a fifteen-minute step by step video to watch that will offer up all the skills you will need to make this cheesecake recipe just like Nonna. One of the best parts of the Cooking With Nonna webisode series is that they are hosted by Rossella Rago (also the creator of the site), along with having a guest Nonna on the show that tell a bit about themselves, where they came from in Italy and how they came to love cooking. For this ricotta cheesecake recipe, the guest Nonna is Rosetta Rauseo, who tells an endearing story about her mother, and how she taught her to cook and the love they shared. You want to take a look.For the ricotta cheesecake crust recipe, you will need egg, milk, butter, sugar, and baking powder. For the ricotta cheesecake filling recipe, the ingredients needed are ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and orange zest. Nice fresh whole, simple ingredients nothing fancy.
To make the cheesecake crust recipe you will need a bowl and to it add the egg, milk, butter, sugar and baking powder. Then mix thoroughly. Add the flour into the ingredients and work together. When all the crust ingredients are mixed, you can move it to a flat work surface, and work it with your hands until it becomes a firm consistency. Then add flour as needed. You can flatten the crust recipe dough by hand, and then continue to flatten it out into a round shape by using a rolling pin. You want the crust dough to be approximately 1/4 inch thick. Then taking a springform pan, coat it with some butter and sprinkle with some flour overtop the butter. Then lay the dough over the buttered and floured springform pan, and let any excess dough hang over the side of the springform pan. Do not cut off the excess dough just yet.
You won't believe how easy it is to prepare the cheesecake filling recipe. In a large mixing bowl, add the cheesecake filling ingredients. Then with an electric hand mixer, mix them together. Next, pour the cheesecake filling into the springform pan over the dough. Then with a sharp knife cut away any excess crust dough, leaving some of it above the filling. Then bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for approximately one and a half hours. When it is finished baking you can top it with some confectioners sugar, or other toppings you like. This cheesecake recipe is so easy to do, and it looks and tastes amazing! Just like Nonna. For more authentic Italian recipes from all the regions of Italy you will want to look on this site. These recipes are passed on from generations of Italian grandmothers and Nonna's from all the regions of Italy.