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Ostakaka (cheesecake)

11/14/2012
Ostkaka (cheesecake)
Swedish Country Inn

2 quarts whole milk
½ cup flour
½ cup milk
½ rennet tablet*
1 tablespoon lukewarm water
2 eggs
½ cup sugar
1 cup half and half cream
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon almond extract

Heat milk to barely lukewarm. Mix flour into ½ cup milk until smooth, then add to lukewarm milk and mix well.
Dissolve the rennet in water. Mix with milk and let stand about 10 minutes or until set. Do not stir. When set, cut the curd and let stand a few minutes until it separates. From time to time, drain off the whey (about 4 cups)
Beat eggs and mix sugar, salt, almond extract and cream. Mix with curd.
Bake slowly in a well-greased baking dish for about 90 minutes at 300 degrees. Increase heat during last few minutes to give a nice brown top.
Serve hot or cold with lingonberries or any sweetened berries. Top with whipped cream.
Serves 10 to 12
*Rennet tablets may be found in specialty shops, drug stores, and some grocery chain stores.