15 June 2015

Quesada (Spanish cheesecake)

I've been feeling quite nostalgic lately. mostly because I've realised this summer I'm not getting any holidays and I'm not going home to see the family. That is why I have to ask my grandma for this recipe. This is one of the sweets she prepares whenever there is a big family meeting (something like Christmas, her birthday or any other thing big enough for the family to get together). 
This is a very sweet sweet, creamy and moist and probably not at all healthy, but acceptable in small doses. 
Quesada is a typical dessert from the north of Spain, although this recipe is not exactly the traditional one, it's more of a family recipe. If you enjoy something sweet with a coffee or tea in the afternoon or you have people over, this is a very simple "cake" that everyone can make and the result looks very professional. 



Makes 15 squares

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of double cream
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 soft cheese triangles
  • A bit of butter
  • Some extra flour for dusting
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 180ยบ C. Mix everything in a bowl until there are no lumps. Take your time with this, it's the only thing needed.


Grease an oven tray and dust with some extra flour. It's very easy to do this, get a kitchen paper and scrap some butter with it, then shift a little bit of butter over it to cover everything.



Pour the mixture in the tray and put in the oven for 30 minutes.




Leave to cool for at least a couple of hours and cut into squares. You can serve with a bit of whipped cream and/or some caramel syrup. I honestly prefer them on their own :)


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories 175
Calories from Fat 81
Total Fat 9.0g14%
Saturated Fat 5.3g26%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 20.4g7%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugars 13.7g
Protein 2.9g
Vitamin A 1% ·
Calcium 2% · Iron 1%

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