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Cheesecake, Tarragon Goat Cheese (D, KLP, TNT)
Source: Found in Friday April 11th Jerusalem Post "Matzo after Pessah?" By Phyllis Glazer
Serves: Can serve 8 as a first course or 16 or more as an appetizer

2 cups matzo meal (or finely ground matzo)
150g (1-1/2 sticks) melted butter
1/4 cup ground walnuts or pecans

800g (1 lb. 12 oz.) Froomez goat cheese (see archivists' note)
200g (about 7 oz.) cream cheese
4 eggs
1 cup (1-1/3 containers) 9% or regular sour cream
1/2 tsp. salt
Leaves of 3-4 sprigs tarragon

Make Crust:
Grind the nuts in a food processor then add the matzo meal and melted butter. Process to mix.

Line the bottom and sizes of a 26cm (10") springform pan with parchment paper (use a little oil or butter to stick the paper to the sides of the pan). Pat the crust mixture in an even layer in the bottom of the pan and as much as possible up the sides.

Place in the refrigerator or freezer while making the filling.

Make Filling:
Beat the goat cheese and cream cheese together with a mixer or in a food processor, add the eggs, sour cream and salt and blend well. Stir in the tarragon.

Pour the filling into the crust. Place the pan on a baking sheet (in case it leaks) and bake in a preheated 170°C (360°F) oven for 1 hour.

Turn off the heat and leave the cake in the oven for an additional 1/2 hour.

To serve warm, let the cake cool slightly and remove the ring. You might want to leave the bottom part of the pan intact and serve from there. For parties, you can also chill the cake and cut it into thin slices. Serve with cut vegetables or salad.

Poster's Notes:
Now that Pesach is behind us, what to do with leftover matzo? If you've purchased egg matzo, you're in luck. They're so good you'll enjoy them even after the holiday. But what about the rest?

The following is a tried-and-true recipe with a matzo meal crust (you can crush the matzo yourself or use matzo meal) you'll want to make throughout the year.

It is suitable for serving warm as a first or main course, or cold for parties.

Archivists' note: Froomez is goat cheese, melted and shaped into a roll.

Posted by Viviane Barzel

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A