Cheesecake and Citrus Tart

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Cheesecake and Citrus Tart
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Description

The secret component in these individual no-bake cheesecakes is the “French toast” crust, made by dipping brioche rounds in an egg mixture and then frying until caramelized. These are then placed in cake rings and layered with cottage cheese blended with citrus curd, with more curd spooned on top. They’ll need to be frozen for at least an hour, or up to overnight, before unmolding; if freezing longer, you may need to run a warm, damp cloth around the outside to loosen.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices brioche (1.5 cm thick)
  • 1/2 liter milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 20 grams butter
  • 50 grams caster sugar
  • 70 grams mandarin juice
  • 30 grams lemon juice
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 50 grams butter
  • 4 cottage cheese (fresh, squares)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 12 teaspoons curds (citrus)

Directions

  1. 1In a dish, mix the eggs, vanilla, sugar, and 1 tablespoon of caster sugar. Gradually add milk.
  2. 2Soak the brioche slices in the mixture on each side.
  3. 3Heat butter in a skillet, brown the French toast on each side. Remove from pan.
  4. 4Cut the toast in circles with a pastry cutter.
  5. 5Sprinkle the circles with the remaining sugar and let it caramelize slightly in the pan.
  6. 6Remove from heat to cool.
  7. 7In a saucepan, mix the lemon and mandarin juice, boil for 5 minutes to reduce the liquid slightly.
  8. 8In a bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar, gradually add the hot juice, stirring with a fork so the eggs don't cook.
  9. 9Pour the mixture into the saucepan on low heat to thicken.
  10. 10Remove from heat, add butter, stir, and then sieve.
  11. 11Pour into a jam jar.
  12. 12Let cool before using.
  13. 13Mix cottage cheese, sugar, and 8 teaspoons citrus curd, in a bowl, with a fork.
  14. 14Place bread circles on the bottom of four individual plating rings.
  15. 15Divide cheese/curd mixture between each ring.
  16. 16With the back of a teaspoon tap each ring, and level the surface.
  17. 17Place a spoonful of curd on top, spread evenly with the spoon.
  18. 18Freeze for 1 hour for easy unmolding.
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NutritionView more

740Calories
Sodium54%DV1300mg
Fat51%DV33g
Protein76%DV39g
Carbs24%DV71g
Fiber4%DV1g

PER SERVING *

Calories740Calories from Fat300
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat33g51%
Saturated Fat17g85%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol350mg117%
Sodium1300mg54%
Potassium620mg18%
Protein39g76%
Calories from Fat300
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate71g24%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Sugars36g72%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.