Basil Roasted Walnut Cheesecake
3 cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, cut up
1/3 cup ice water
16 oz basil roasted walnut goat cheese
8 oz Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup unbleached flour
salt & pepper to taste
Make the crust:
Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan. Process flour, salt and butter just until combined and crumbly in texture. Add water, 2 tablespoons at a time.
Do not overprocess. Press evenly into pan, up 1-1/2 inches at the side.
Allow to chill while making the filling.
Make the filling:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine goat cheese, ricotta, butter, eggs (adding one at a time, processing well after each addition), flour, salt and pepper. Pour filling into shell, bake until puffed and brown for 25-30 minutes.