March 22nd, 2012

Cheescake Squares

Quark-Ecken In the next days I will post some recipes which are waiting to get on my blog since I started writing. This is the first one:

Sometimes inspiration will be followed by inspiration. That happened to me when Clair posted a comment to my almond honey crescents in which she wrote that the recipe inspired her to crescents with a cheesecake filling. This comment make me then think of this cheesecake squares.

The cheesecake squares are sweet pastry on basis of a rich yeast dough, made with a poolish for a complex flavour and water roux for a soft crumb.

The filling I used is similar to the filling of my favourite cheesecake recipe.

The cheesecake squares are a beautiful snack with a cup of coffee on a Sunday afternoons.

Cheescake Squares

yields 18 squares


  • 200g flour Type 550
  • 200g Water
  • 2g fresh yeast

Water Roux

  • 30g flour Type 550
  • 150g Water


  • Poolish
  • Water Roux
  • 450g flour Type 550
  • 120g Egg (2 Eggs Size L)
  • 10g Salt
  • 10g fresh yeast
  • 65g sugar
  • 200g Butter

Cheescake Filling

  • 1 Egg (Size L)
  • 180g Curd (Quark)
  • 35g sugar
  • 12g Starch
  • 1/2 Vanilla bean
  • 65g cream


  • 1 Egg

Mix water, flour and yeast for the poolish and ferment it overnight (12 to 16 hours) at room temperature.

For the water roux whisk water and flour until lump free, then heat it up to 65°C (needs about 3 min) while whisking. Fill the water roux in a bowl, cover its surface with cling foil and let it cool down to room temperature.

Mix flour, eggs , water roux, poolish, salt and yeast and knead 5 min at slowest speed, then around 11 min on fast speed until complete gluten development. Now add sugar and butter and knead for about 2 min until butter and sugar are complete incooperated.

Ferment for 1 hour.


Flatten the dough into a rectangle with a tickness of 0.5 cm. Cut it into squares of 12cm side length. Make two cuts parallel to the sides on two opposite corners of the square (see picture). Fold the right side to the left side, so that the corner lays on the corner of the inner square. Repeat with the left side (see picture).

Mix the ingredients of the cheesecake filling  until homogenous.

Place a tablespoon of the filling in each square.

Proof for 1 hour.

Bake at 175°C for 15 min with steam.

Let cool down and dust sides with powdered sugar before serving.

I sent this entry to Yeastspotting, Susans weekly showcase of yeast baked good.

6 Responses t_on Cheescake Squares

    1. Stefanie April 11th, 2012

      @Lenta: Danke! Die Körbchen sehen wirklich gut aus, und die Idee mit Blätterteig und pikanter Füllung gefällt mir sehr gut!

  1. Kathrin March 25th, 2012

    Hallo =) ich muss zugeben, von Poolisch und Water roux habe ich leider noch nie was gehört… aber das werde ich mal ausprobieren. Bin schon gespannt auf das Ergebnis 🙂 Die Teilchen sehen nämlich echt super lecker aus.
    Grüße Kathrin

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  3. Kochschwabe March 23rd, 2012

    Ich fühl geradezu gezwungen, das nachzubacken. Das wird wohl gleich von Samstag (Poolish) auf Sonntag gemacht. Bin mal gespannt, wie der Teig wird.

    LG Jens

  4. clair March 22nd, 2012

    Na, wenn ich dich schon inspiriert habe, dann werde ich die Teilchen einmal nachbacken.


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