This cheesecake (the German word is Kasekuchen, pronounced kay-zuh-kook-un, which is fun to say) is one of our family favourites.
150 grams flour
3 egg yolks
120 grams sugar
Pinch of salt
100 grams cold butter
A sprinkle of flour for rolling out
75 grams raisins
4 tablespoons rum (more if desired)
500 grams Quark
100 grams butter
100 grams white sugar
Grated rind of one lemon
Dump flour onto cutting board.
Press a hole into the centre.
Add egg yolks into the hole.
Sprinkle sugar and salt over mixture.
Cut cold butter into pea-sized chunks and add into the hole.
Take a large knife and chop everything together, pulling the edges into the centre.
Mix ingredients together with cool hands. Work quickly so dough remains cool.
Form a ball of dough and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Mix Quark with butter and sugar, then add eggs and lemon rind. Combine well. An electric hand mixer works well.
Coat the rum-soaked raisins with flour so they won’t sink to bottom.
This "kay-zuh-kook-en" is delicious either warm or cold. Guten Appetit!