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Common Cheese Cake


  • 1 quart of rich milk
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 pound of butter
  • 4 large table-spoonfuls of powdered white sugar
  • 1 grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 pound of currants
  • puff paste


Boil the milk. Beat eight eggs, put them to the milk, and let the milk and eggs boil together till they become a curd. Then drain it through a very clean sieve, till all the whey is out. Put the curd into a deep dish, and mix with it the butter, working them well together. When it is cold, add to it the beaten yolks of four eggs, and the powdered white sugar; also a grated nutmeg. Lastly, stir in, by degrees, the currants that have been previously picked, washed, dried, and dredged with flour. Lay puff paste round the rim of the dish, and bake the cheese cake half an hour. Send it to table cold.


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Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches (1840).

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