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Curd cheese meringue slice

By missgiuditta (GoodFood Community)
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Classic Hungarian traybake with curd cheese filling and meringue top named after confectioner Rákóczi.
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Ingredients

  • ( 25x35 cm tray)

For the dough:

  • 250 g plain flour
  • 60 g icing sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 100 ml soured cream
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of baking soda

For the filling:

  • 500 g curd cheese (full-fat, from cow's milk)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites
  • 200 ml soured cream
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 2 slices of dry bread ( at least 1 day old)
  • sultanas ( optional)

apricot jam-for brushing the pastry

  • apricot jam-for brushing the pastry

For the meringue

  • 4 egg whites
  • 150 gr caster sugar

Method

  • STEP 1
    Place all the ingredients of the dough in a large bowl and mix well by hands. Put the dough in the fridge for half an hour.
  • STEP 2
    On a lightly floured surface roll out the pastry and place in the greased and floured baking tray.
  • STEP 3
    Poke with a fork and bake for 10-15 mins in preheated oven ( 180 C). Set aside to cool then brush with apricot jam. Reduce the oven temperature to 150 C.
  • STEP 4
    In a freestanding electric mixer whisk the egg whites for the filling and set aside.
  • STEP 5
    Mix the rest of the ingredients for the filling and then carefully fold the egg whites in.
  • STEP 6
    Spoon the filling over the pastry and bake for 25-30 mins. A cocktail stick inserted in the middle of the cake should come out clean.
  • STEP 7
    For the meringue in a freestanding electric mixer whisk the egg whites. When it's almost done, gradually add the caster sugar. The meringue should be silky and glossy. Spoon the meringue in a piping bag and criss-cross over the cake.
  • STEP 8
    In 200 C oven bake for 5 minutes or until it's golden on the top.
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