Irish Curd Cake

Course : Cheeses
Serves: 10
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1 crust shortbread
2 cups cottage cheese
3 tablespoons sugar -- granulated
1 tablespoon butter -- softened
1/2 teaspoon lemon rind -- grated
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons butter -- melted
2 tablespoons unbleached flour

Preparation / Directions:

* September 2 of the eggs and leave 1 whole. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Press the cottage cheese through a sieve. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cheese, sugar, butter, lemon rind, lemon juice and 2 large egg yolks. Beat the 2 egg whites until they form stiff peaks and then blend them into the cheese mixture. Beat the remaining egg, then use it to paint the crust to prevent to prevent sogginess. Mix any remaining beaten egg with the sugar, butter and flour to make the glaze. Pour the cheese mixture into the prepared crust then pour the glaze over the top. Bake the cake for about 35 minutes, or until the top is golden. Cool to room temperature and serve.

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