Seinfeld’s Deli Style Cheesecake
Great to watch Seinfeld re-runs with. Plain and simple as modern cheesecakes go. Popular in delis.
1 pound cream cheese, room temp.
1 pound dry cottage cheese, room temp.
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
6 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
zest of one lemon – finely grated
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Lightly butter bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan. In an electric mixer, blend and cream the two cheeses until well combined. Stir in flour and sugar. Add eggs, a little at a time, blending well after each addition. Stir in remaining ingredients, scraping down bowl often. Pour into prepared pan and bake l5 minutes.
Reduce heat to 250 F. and bake until set and lightly golden brown (another 45 to 50 minutes).
Remove to refrigerator immediately and chill overnight. Serve in wedges, offering crushed pineapple or other fruit sauce on side if desired.