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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 30-60 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

One of Carl Malamud’s favorite birthday cakes.

Ingredients You'll Need

Crust Ingredients (for 9” or 10” spring-form pan):
1 pkg zweiback
2 T butter
2 T sugar

Filling Ingredients:
1 lb. pot cheese (if cottage cheese, drain a bit)
1 C yogurt
3 to 4 eggs
2/3 C sugar
Vanilla, lemon peel, etc.


Directions: Crust

Roll the zwieback into crumbs

Cream together butter and 2 tablespoons of sugar

Add butter-sugar to zwieback crumbs

Blend thoroughly

Put into a 9” or 10” spring-form pan and press down evenly on the bottom.

Directions: Filling

Put in blender (or through sieve, then beat) eggs, yogurt and sugar, until blended (consistency of thin custard).

Pour into crust-lined pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1/2 to 1 hour.

It should be set half-way in from the center.

Let sit at least 1/2 hour.

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