Chocolate Cheesecake

Good Morning everyone! I found this nice quote:

“Cakes are like books: There are new ones you want to read and old favorites you want to reread.”
― Ellen Rose

Sometimes I stick only to my old favourite cakes because when I bake them I know they taste good, but sometimes trying out something new is great, too. Like with the recipe I share with you today. It is a chocolate cheesecake with pears. Delicious!

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Here is what you need:braten und kuchen 010

1 tin of pears
215 g of butter
300 g of flour
200 g of sugar
2 ½ tablespoons of cocoa (powder, for baking)
1 egg yolk
100 g of chocolate coating
75 g of brown sugar
4 eggs
750 g of quark
1 package of chocolate pudding (powder)

Leave the pears to drain in a sieve. Melt 160 g of butter in a pot. Put the flour, cocoa powder and 125 g of sugar into a bowl and mix it. Now add 2 tablespoons of water, the egg yolk and the melted butter and knead the dough so that you get streusels. Take a spring-clip tin, cover the ground with baking parchment and grease the rest of the tin. Now put 2/3 of the streusels into the tin and press it until you have a nice base for your cake.
Now chop the chocolate coating and put it into a little bowl. Take a pot with a bit of hot water and place the bowl into it. Now heat the water but do not let it boil. Stir the chocolate now and then and it will melt nicely. In the meantime, mix 50 g of butter with the brown sugar in another mixing bowl. Then add, one after the other, the eggs. Now take one more mixing bowl and put into it the quark. Stir the quark, add the chocolate pudding powder and stir it in. Now you add the melted chocolate to the butter-sugar-eggs-mix and stir it in, too. Then you also add two tablespoons of the quark-mix. Now you can stir in all of the butter-mix into the quark. Now take 1/3 of this cream and put it onto the cake base. Onto this you put the pears you cut into pieces and then add the rest of the cream.
Preheat the oven (150°C, fan-assisted oven). Now put the cake into the oven for 20 minutes, then cover the cake with the rest of the streusels and put it into the oven for another 30 minutes.
Serve the cheesecake with cream!

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1 Dose Birnen
215 g Butter
300 g Mehl
200 g Zucker
2 ½ EL Kakaopulver (zum Backen)
1 Eigelb
100 g Kuvertüre
75 g brauner Zucker
4 Eier
750 g Quark
1 Packet Schokoladenpudding (Pulver)

Lass die Birnen abtropfen. Schmelze 160 g Butter in einem Topf. Füge das Mehl, Kakaopulver und 125 g Zucker in eine Schüssel und vermische es. Nun gebe 2 EL Wasser, das Eigelb und die geschmolzene Butter hinzu und verknete die Zutaten zu Streuseln. Nimm nun eine Springform, lege auf den Boden Backpapier und fette den Rest ein. Drücke nun 2/3 der Streusel in der Form fest um einen Kuchenboden zu erhalten.
Zerhacke die Kuvertüre und fülle sie in eine kleine Schüssel. Nehme einen Topf, befülle ihn mit etwas heißem Wasser und stelle die Schüssel in den Topf. Erhitze nun das Wasser, aber lasse es nicht kochen. Rühre die Schokolade immer wieder mal um bis sie zerschmolzen ist. In der Zwischenzeit verrühre 50g Butter mit dem braunem Zucker in einer Rührschüssel. Gebe dann nacheinander die Eier hinzu. Nehme noch eine Rührschüssel und rühre darin den Quark glatt. Gebe dann das Schokoladenpuddingpulver hinzu und rühre es unter. Die geschmolzene Schokolade wird jetzt zu der Buttermischung hinzugegeben und untergerührt. Anschließend werden auch noch 2 EL Quarkmischung untergerührt. Nun füge die Buttermischung zum Rest des Quarks und verrühre alles zu einer Creme.
1/3 dieser Creme kommt nun auf den Kuchenboden. Darauf verteile die in Stücke geschnittenen Birnen und gebe den Rest der Creme darauf. Heize den Ofen vor (Umluft, 150°C). Der Kuchen kommt nun für 20 Minuten in den Ofen. Dann kommen die restlichen Streusel oben drauf und der Kuchen kommt noch einmal für ca. 30 Minuten in den Ofen.
Serviere dazu Sahne!

You find the original recipe here! It actually is with apricots and made on a baking tray and not in a spring-clip tin.

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I found another lovely food quote from a book:

“Marry, don’t marry,’ Auntie Aya says as we unfold layers of dough to make an apple strudel. Just don’t have your babies unless it’s absolutely necessary.’

How do I know if it’s necessary?’

She stops and stares ahead, her hands gloved in flour. ‘Ask yourself, Do I want a baby or do I want to make a cake? The answer will come to you like bells ringing.’ She flickers her fingers in the air by her ear. ‘For me, almost always, the answer was cake.”

― Diana Abu-Jaber, The Language of Baklava: A Memoir

I think that is quite wise. If you really prefer to make a cake than having a baby, it is probably best to stay with the cake 😉 The book is now on my reading list!

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