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Mrs Ortwieler's Cheesecake

When I flew home to Brisbane 2 weeks ago for my Dad's birthday I'd decided to make a cheesecake for his birthday cake. It's quite hard to find the right kind of cheese in Brisbane so I had a kilo of Farm Cottage Cheese and some almond pastry stored in my luggage, as you do.



My Mum has been making this cheesecake since she was married and I've been using this recipe for over 20 years myself. The cake should be topped with a lattice of pastry but after all that early rising and packing for an 8.00 a.m. flight I wasn't in the mood for fiddling about so made it as is.



I would describe the cheesecake as sophisticated in taste. It's nothing like the cheesecake with which most people would be familiar and I don't think I've ever tasted another cake quite like this. The cake is very light and barely sweet and my parents always served it with coffee in Mum's special coffee cups. Very European especially for Brisbane in the 1960's.



Back to work for me tomorrow. I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Jillian







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9 comments

  1. Anonymous12:21 am

    I have just discovered this blog. Very nice photos throughout!

    Is there a way to get the recipes as well?

    Thanks,

    aK

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  2. I'm planning to put out a cook book with my recipes and photography - hopefully next year.

    Thanks for your kind comments,

    Jillian

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  3. Hi Jillian, I too, am becoming a true fan of your blog and pics. I have just discovered your posts and am thoroughly enjoying reading them. Now a question, if you don't mind... What is the name of the font you are using for captions to your pics? It's lovely.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Gosia

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  4. Hi Gosia,

    the font is called Honey I Stole your Jumper and it's available on the web at

    http://www.dafont.com/honey-i-stole-your-.font

    I'm glad you're enjoying the blog and it's nice to have some new readers. There are plenty more posts to come,

    Jillian

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  5. Anonymous10:20 pm

    Speed up that book thing!

    I WANT THE RECIPE!

    ;-)

    Max

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  6. Hi Max,

    doing the best I can. If only full time work didn't get in my way!

    Jillian

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  7. Damn work!

    What a terrible, terrible habit!

    BTW : I work in pre-press/graphic artist. Just in case you need someone to help you give life to that book of yours. ;-)

    Max

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  8. Hi Max,

    I'll keep that in mind but I don't have any contact details for you,

    J

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  9. Anonymous2:43 pm

    Dear J,

    Not sure I'm getting the fulll meaning of your answer.
    (english is not my first...)
    I have full time work...
    I meant it more as a joke, altough I would like to work on a cookbook.

    Anyway g'day!

    Max

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