From an Old Yorkshire Recipe.... By Joyce Vevers Addendum by Dominic N Anfiteatro

"From: Alan Vevers
To: Dominic N Anfiteatro
Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2002

Yorkshire Curd Tart or Cheese cake [minus the kefir grains Ad. Dominic] was possibly the forerunner of the American Cheesecake. I include the recipe and picture. Please feel free to publish them if you wish. I must warn you, if you do make a Curd Tart they become very addictive.

Kind Regards,
Alan Vevers"


Serves four

8oz or 220gm fresh kefir cheese [kefir-leben]

2Tbs fresh milk kefir-grains

4oz or 110gm Sugar

2oz or 55gm Currants

1 large (or 2 small) Eggs

1oz or 28gm butter (melted)

1 tsp grated lemon rind

1/2 tsp nutmeg

Shortcrust pastry for 7" x 3/4" deep flan tin


Finely chop kefir grains with sharp knife on chopping board. Mix with the curds and the dried fruit and flavouring. Beat the egg and stir in with the sugar and butter. Line the dish with the pastry and put in the curd mixture. Bake in a moderate oven for 20 minutes or until set. Delicious hot or cold.

Yorkshire curd tart or cheese cake

Warm thanks to Alan and Joyce Vevers for the recipe and photo... Grazie!

Dominic N Anfiteatro