Migliore Cheese Cake

Ingredients:

3 Lbs Migliore ricotta

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup sifted flour

graham cracker crumbs

8 egg yolks

grated rind of 1 lemon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup whipped cream (optional)

8 egg whites

Preparation:

Beat ricotta until smooth, gradually adding 1 /2 cups sugar and egg yolks while continually beating. Beat in flour, lemon rind and vanilla.

Beat egg whites and remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Fold whipped cream and egg whites into ricotta mixture and turn into a 12 inch spring form pan, which has been well buffered and sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs.

Bake in a preheated 425f oven for 10 minutes, then lower temperature to 350f and continue to bake for an additional hour. Turn off heat and allow to cool in oven with door closed.

Vince Migliore