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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Orange ricotta cheesecake

150 grams Amaretti biscuits - you need to crush them in pestle and mortar
80 grams almond flour / ground almonds (must be blanched)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon powder
140 grams unsalted butter - really soft at room temperature
zest of 1 orange
500 grams ricotta
250 grams mascarpone
140-160 grams caster sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
3 large eggs, beaten
2 large oranges
cup honey
120 grams whole blanched almonds. if already toasted, then don't toast.

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celcius and butter the spring form cake tin (I usually butter the base and line it with parchment paper)

For the base of the cake, place the ground almonds and crushed amaretti into a food processor and pulse until well combined.

Whilst pulsing, add the room temperature butter and blend it until the mixture comes together. Then Press the crumbs into the base of the cake tin, press down well and have it going up the sides for about 1cm and chill for half an hour so it can set.

For the filling, place the ricotta, mascarpone and caster sugar in a large bowl and mix together using a fork (mix really well). Then add the orange zest, cinnamon and eggs into a bowl and mix together well until well combined.

pour the filling onto the base and bake for 60 minutes or until firm on top. Leave to cool in the tin for about 30 minutes before popping it open.

In the mean time, thinly slice the two oranges, put the honey in a large, shallow frying pan on the heat, when the honey starts to foam add the orange slices and slowly cook them until they are soft and golden brown. Then pour the orange and honey into a bowl and allow to cool.

In a clean pan, toast the almonds on a medium heat, being careful that they don't burn Once toasted, put them straight onto a cold plate so they don't continue cooking in the hot pan. you don't have to do this step if your blanched almonds are already toasted.

Transfer the cheesecake to your serving plate, then decorate the top with the orange slices. place a handful of the toasted almonds right in the middle, surrounded by the orange slices. finish by drizzling over the orange flavored honey.
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