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Cheese crab

Specialty from the Poitou-Charentes area.

Preparation of this cake requires special pans with rounded bottom. If you can't have some, it is possible to use a sponge cake pan or a pie pan.

cheese crab

Cheese crab recipe

Ingredients :
260 g flour
120 g butter
250 g fresh goat's milk cheese
175 g superfine sugar
6 eggs
5 cl milk
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla oil

Preparation :
30 minutes

Cooking :
45 minutes

Recipe :
Make a pie crust with 100 g butter, 200 g flour, salt and some water. Let it rest into a ball for 2 hours. In a terrine mix goat's milk cheese with 125 g sugar and milk. When pastry is well homogeneous add the yolks one by one, 60 g flour and vanilla oil.
Beat the egg whites until stiff with the rest of sugar and blend into the rest of preparation.
Roll the pie crust out in a special buttered rounded pan and pour the preparation on it.
Bake in a low oven for 45 minutes. Let it cool and turn it out.




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