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By kc10
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Ingredients

Hefeteig (basic yeast dough):
1 package dry powdered yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
grated rind of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup milk, scalded
1 cup flour
2 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1 to 1-1/2 cups flour
Filling:
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 pound pot cheese (see note)
3 tablespoons flour, more as needed
1/2 cup milk or cream
1/2 cup raisins
grated rind of 1 lemon
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon sugar


Dissolve yeast in warm water according to instructions on package. Combine butter, sugar, salt and lemon rind in a bowl. Scald milk and pour into bowl. Stir until butter has melted. Cool to lukewarm. Add 1 cup flour and the yeast and mix well. Set aside in a warm corner until mixture becomes light and bubbly. Stir in egg yolks and whole egg and gradually beat in 1 to 1-1/2 cups flour until you have a soft, light smooth dough. Turn onto a floured board and knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Shape in a ball, place in a clean floured bowl and cover with a thin kitchen towel. Set in a warm corner to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Punch down and knead lightly, then let rest for 10 minutes. Roll or pat out to


fit a 9-inch springform pan, bringing up the sides high to accommodate the all of the filling.



Filling: Cream 2 tablespoons butter with 1/3 cup sugar and gradually mix in 2 egg yolks. Mix in 1 pound pot cheese that has been rubbed through a sieve.* Add 3 tablespoons flour and 1/2 cup milk or cream. Add just enough flour and milk to form a light but coherent mass. Mix in 1/2 cup raisins and grated rind of 1 lemon. Beat 2 egg whites with 1 tablespoon sugar until they stand in stiff but glossy peaks. Using a rubber spatula, fold gently but thoroughly into the cheese mixture. Spread filling onto dough and brush with beaten whole egg. Bake in 350ºF oven 30 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.



Note: I use a cheese called Quark, which I'm told can be purchased in the States at either a German specialty shop or health food stores.


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