This Grated Curd Cheese Traybake -or Reszelt Túrós-, is one of my biggest favourites from the family collection. I love the crispy crust and the soft filling together. It's a good dessert option for the guests, it would be a yummy treat in the lunchbox, and the leftovers will make a yummy treat a few days later too.
- 400 g flour
- 150 g sugar
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 250 g butter on room temperature
- 1 egg yolk
- 750 g cow curd cheese
- 250 g icing sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
- raisins soaked in rum - optional
- Mix all the 'Crust' ingredients to get a dough. I've started with a fork, then just used my hands.
- Cut the dough in half, and grate one half on the large hole side of your box grater into your deep baking tray. If you wanna get more like a flat cake use a medium tray, if you wanna get a bit more thick cake (like mine) use a smaller tray.
- For the filling mix the curd cheese, icing sugar, egg yolks and vanilla paste by a spatula -and if you like raisins, add them as well-, then use your hand mixer to whip the egg whites to get a stable foam. Incorporate the foam gently into the curd cheese cream.
- Cover the grated dough pieces with the filling.
- Grate the other half of the dough on the top of the filling.
- Bake the cake in the preheated oven, at 180 °C, till the edges get dark brown colours and the filling is a bit more firm. It took about 25-30 minutes for me since the cake was quite thick. If you use a bigger tray, preparing a flat cake, it won't take that long.
- Make sure you let the cake cool down till room temperature, then you will be able to carve nice slices.