My Mother makes a cottage cheese fridge tart that I absolutely cannot resist. She makes it for all special occasions, and always have it ready in the fridge when we visit them in Keurboomstrand.
I recently copied her handwritten recipe into my recipe book. It is fool-proof, really easy, and contains all the good stuff for a great fridge tart: smooth cottage cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice and cream. The special touch is the topping, which is a golden orange & passion fruit syrup which gets thickened with custard powder, and totally looks like a summery sunshine celebration!
1 can condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed or bottled)
250 g smooth low-fat cottage cheese
250 ml cream
2 x packets of Tennis biscuits
- Whisk condensed milk and lemon juice together for 3 minutes.
- Add cottage cheese and whisk untill smooth.
- In a separate bowl, whisk cream untill stiff. Add to cottage cheese mixture and whisk untill incorporated.
- Arrange one layer of tennis biscuits in a big, shallow dish (square of rectangular works best)
- Top biscuits with half the cottage cheese mixture.
- Arrange a second layer of tennis biscuits and cover with the rest of the cottage cheese mixture.
- Smooth the top, and leave in fridge for 30 minutes to cool.
1 can of orange segments or mandarin segments
1 small can of passion fruit pulp
50 ml water
3 teaspoons custard powder
- Drain liquid of orange segment can into a saucepan. Add passion fruit pulp and bring to a simmer.
- Dissolve custard powder in the water, and stir into simmering liquid. When it starts to thicken, remove from heat immediately. Leave to cool slightly and stir every few minutes.
- Remove tart from fridge and arrange orange segments on top.
- Pour cooled thickened liquid on tart and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
- Serve straight from fridge.