Sunday, January 17, 2010

here it is...

The Finnish Cheesecake: Rahkapiirakka (its really like a breakfast cheese bun)


The Sweet Yeast Dough.
The night before, get out your bread machine and dump in the following:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 pkg. yeast
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. soft butter
1 egg
3/4 c. hot water

I usually mix the flour, sugar salt and yeast before adding the hot water to protect the yeast a bit. Put it on the mix/rise cycle and when it's done, put the dough in a greased bowl, turn the grease side up, cover with saran and put in the fridge until the next morning. It will rise again a little overnight in the fridge.

The in the morning....make the filling:

8 oz. cream cheese
1 T. butter
2 T. cream
2 T. sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1/4 cup dried currants (you can use raisins if you must)

Mix this with a beater and spread on the dough which you have spread on a greased baking sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

Make lots of fresh coffee and dig in!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

what about those of us living in the dark without a bread machine?