Italian Ricotta Cheesecake
butter or margarine
ground nuts to sprinkle in the bottom of the pan
4 eggs, separated
2 lbs lowfat ricotta cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp each: orange and lemon rinds
2 Tbs. lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375F. Butter a 10-inch springform pan, then dust
lightly with flour, fine crumbs, or ground almonds.
Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Set aside. Without
cleaning the beaters, beat together ricotta, sugar, flour, extracts,
salt, rinds, and juice in a large bowl.
Gently fold in the beaten egg whites. Transfer to the prepared pan.
Bake for 50 minutes, or until set in the center. Cool completely