Discover Grandma's Secret Recipe for the Authentic Italian Cheesecake

You can never have too many dessert recipes, whether it be cake recipes, pie recipes, cookie recipes, bar recipes or cheesecake recipes, everyone loves dessert. If you love cheesecake, you'll want to try this authentic Italian "Ricotta Cheesecake," recipe.

Ricotta cheesecake is the perfect Italian dessert for any occasion. This ricotta cheesecake recipe is extra special as it was passed down from an Italian grandmother or Nonne. Some of the ingredients you will need for the crust recipe of this ricotta cheesecake are egg, milk, butter, sugar, baking powder and flour. For the filling recipe of this ricotta cheesecake you will need ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest. To prepare the crust recipe you will use a bowl and add the egg, milk, butter, sugar and baking powder, and completely mix these ingredients. Begin adding flour to the mix and work well. When all the ingredients are well mixed, move it to a flat surface and continue to work it with your hands until it reaches a firm consistency. Flatten the dough by hand and then continue to flatten it into a round shape with a rolling pin.

On this site you will find traditional authentic Italian recipes passed down from generations of Italian grandmothers and Nonna's from all the regions of Italy. Rossella is the host of the all new online cooking show and food webisode series, Cooking with Nonna. Rossella was born into a family of culinary aficionado's and food lovers. Growing up there was always something on the stove, says Rossella a first generation Italian American from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Her roots are from Mola di Bari, a small fishing village known as Mola where her parents were born. For Rossella cooking was never about cooking, it was about family, community and spending quality time with each other. Russell spent most of her childhood in the kitchen with her maternal Grandmother Roman learning the long legacy of recipes passed down through the generations.

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