Ancient Cake with modern Glass

The cheesecake is an ancient cake, a cheese tart with its roots in time. It is thought to have been enjoyed by the athletes of the first Olympic Games in 776 BC Delos (Greece) who were fed on a cake made with pasta, cheese, honey and bay leaves.

This ancient cake tradition was later adopted by the Romans who made it one of their favorite dishes. Today, both raw and cooked versions are found in virtually every country but with several different interpretations and various ingredients .

The ancient cake is a perfect dish to conquer the guests, especially when served in one of the finest dishes of design specially created by Glass Made. Here we propose an Italian version of the ancient cake, our cheesecake with raspberries, a recipe easy to make. Follow me in its preparation.

Recipe ingredients:
For the base
300 grams of biscuits (or digestive type crunchy biscuit)
160 g butter

For filling:
500 g cream ricotta cheese
120ml whipping cream
100g castor sugar
10 g gelatin sheets (isinglass)
3 tablespoons milk

For the piece de resistance, raspberry jelly:
300g raspberries
2 tablespoons sugar
8 g gelatin sheets (isinglass)

Preparation:
Soften for 10 minutes the gelatin in cold water. Crumble the cookies and place in a bowl with the butter. Stir until mixture is smooth.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the mixture on the bottom of cookies, pressing down with the help of a spoon.

Meanwhile, boil the milk and add the gelatin.

In a bowl place the ricotta, sugar, milk with gelatin, whipped cream and stir well until the mixture is creamy. Pour the mixture into the mold previously prepared, level the surface of the cake with the back of a spoon.

Then blend the raspberries and pour everything in a pan with the sugar. Cook, on low heat, for 3-4 minutes, adding the gelatin once the heat is off. Let cool then pour the raspberry jelly on the surface of the cheesecake. Let the cake stand in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours before serving.

To present this new model of the ancient cake in its finest style, it is important to choose the right dish on which to serve. After all it is “a work of culinary art”. We have chosen a modern design, a dish made by a pair of glass artisans of Limana (near the Dolomites), Maya Lapp and Denis Perera . Their crafts enterprise Glass Made  specializes in artistic productions for the table.

(This article by Nicoletta Di Marco is reproduced under licence from Energitismo Limited)