My Favourite Rustic Cheesecake Recipe

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I love to bake… I don’t do it often but when I do it I love to try out new stuff. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t and it’s frustrating but I slowly learn to accept this possibility.

cheesecake recipe
You can also eat it without any topping

I return to this cheesecake recipe every time I need something I can count on working out each and every time. My husband and kid love this one too so from time to time I make it just for them. I got this recipe from a colleague of mine a long time ago. It really is an fairly easy recipe and the ingredients are fairly simple so here we go.


  • 500 g quark
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vinegar
  • 120 g of fine granulated sugar
  • 1 bad of Vanilla Sugar
  • 1 roll ‘ready to use’ shortcrust pastry
  • 3 tbsp of plain flour
  • 100 ml of heavy cream


Whipped cream and caramel (but really anything you fancy)

Start by turning your oven so it can get quite hot 220 °C. 

Ok, so the key those this yumminess is the airiness of egg yolks, whites, and heavy cream. 

You’ll need lots and lots of beating… so separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until there are stiff peaks and then you’ll also need to whip the heavy cream. 

Once those two are done set them aside and start working with the egg yolks. Add the sugar and Vanilla and flower and yes beat them until you have a light yellow creamy consistency.

Then start combining first the egg yolk mixture with the heavy cream fold it carefully but do not fear to stir a couple of the first spoons. Then fold in the egg whites. 

Unroll the pastry and place it in the baking tin of your choice I have a 24 cm diameter but it will also work with 18 cm. 

Ready to be baked cheesecake

Then pour the mixture in the baking pan of your choice on the pastry make sure the surface is smooth. You can also smear some lime jam on the bottom of the pastry before pouring the mixture, to give it a lemony tang.

So place the tin in the hot oven for 30 minutes and after turn it to low (160 °C) for 15 more minutes. Take it out of the oven and let it cool before you decorate. That’s it! Job well done! It’s a perfect recipe to try on a rainy afternoon. It’s simple, you just need a good mixer.

cheesecake slice

Happy Baking!