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ISO Ostkaka in Toronto

meatnveg Nov 25, 2010 12:26 PM

Hey all,
I am looking for the Swedisj Ostkaka (cheesecake). Any ideas on where I can find it?

Here is wikipage for it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostkaka

  1. t
    toveggiegirl Nov 25, 2010 10:39 PM

    You could try calling Beaches Bake Shop. I know they make other Swedish desserts like Semlor. It's actually a really cute place and the staff are very friendly.
    900 Kingston Road
    (416) 686-2391

    4 Replies
    1. re: toveggiegirl
      meatnveg Nov 27, 2010 10:18 PM

      thanks toveggiegirl.
      funny you mentioned them as I found them via google and tweeted the question to them.
      They replied saying they don't make it regularly, but would on request.

      1. re: meatnveg
        t
        toveggiegirl Nov 28, 2010 02:05 AM

        I think they are the only bakery in Toronto with Swedish items. Out of curiosity, how does this differ from regular North American cheesecake? I like cheesecake in pretty much any form (NY, Italian, Israeli) and wouldn't mind adding another to the list!

        1. re: toveggiegirl
          meatnveg Nov 28, 2010 08:12 AM

          It sets higher and is lighter in texture other cheesecakes, especially the NY style

          Big differences are:
          - made by curdling milk (using rennet tablets) instead of cream cheese (cottage cheese is a substitute). It's also known as Swedish Curd cake
          - NO graham cracker base, but flour is mixed into the batter before baking
          - Not as sweet as other cheesecakes. It is therefore, served with fruit compotes
          - Always has toasted almonds
          - Smooth and creamy almost like a custard would be if baked

          Here's a recipe (~half-way down)
          http://www.shesimmers.com/2010/03/ostkaka-swedish-cheesecake-recipe-from.html

          And some Swedish grandma's making it on Youtube (in Swedish
          )http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb6fd_...

          1. re: meatnveg
            t
            toveggiegirl Nov 28, 2010 10:15 AM

            Thank you. Sounds good to me! :-)

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