This recipe was submitted to HHDD #10. Although not a classic cheesecake, it is very good indeed. I proposed this "mini" version because people on diets always want cheesecake slices too thin to be cut without destroying them. This way they look nice as well as tasting nice!
165 g flour
65 g butter
a pinch of salt
2 ts lemon juice
150 g ricotta
150 g mascarpone (italian soft cheese)
500 g nectarines
40 g sugar
1 tbs potato starch
30 g chopped almonds
1 tbs icing sugar
Cut the butter in small pieces.
Sieve the flour and mix it with the butter, 3 tbs of cold water and the salt.
Knead the dough until the ingredients are incorporated.
Roll the dough into a ball and place it in the fridge for one hour, covered with plastic wrap.
Wash the nectarines, cut them into thin slices and rinse them with the lemon juice.
Transfer them in a cool place.
Roll the dough and garnish some buttered molds with it.
Pre-heat your oven at 200 degrees.
Prick the bottom of the tarts with a fork and pre-bake them for 10 minutes (covered with foil paper with a weight on top, such as dried beans).
Remove them from the oven and remove the paper and the beans.
Mix ricotta, mascarpone, sugar, potato starch and egg yolk together. Whisk the egg whites until they become firm and add them to the cheese cream.
Pre-heat the oven at 220 degrees.
Fill the tart shells with the cheese cream and continue to cook for about 5 to 6 minutes.
Garnish with the nectarine's slices and sprinkle with icing sugar.
Cook for 5 minutes.
Unmold on a cooling rack to let them cool down. Decorate with peeled and chopped almonds.
Questa ricetta l'avevo pubblicata in agosto, ma colgo l'occasione di HHDD #10 per riproporla, dopo la doverosa traduzione. L'entourage ringrazia Leo per l'aiuto.