Fiadone

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IMG_6657Fiadone is a delicious type of cheese cake from Corsica (France), different from North American cheese cake, simple and easy to bake.

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 500g of Brocciu (I used for this recipe Ricotta cheese, Brocciu is a typical cheese from Corsica)
  • 150g of white granulated sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar

Procedure:

  1. In a bowl mix the eggs with the white granulated sugar and the vanilla sugar until the mixture becomes creamy.
  2. Add the Ricotta cheese and the zest of one lemon and mix again until the cheese is well mixed.
  3. Pour the 1/2 of lemon juice and mix slowly.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  5. Grease a deep stoneware pan.
  6. Pour the mixture into the stoneware pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the crust becomes yellow golden (see picture above).
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

The lemon zest gives it a delicious flavor, the texture is different from the North American cheesecake. You can also eat the Fiadone cold, personally, I prefer the Fiadone when it’s cold especially since I’m living in a hot country.

You can add 2 or 3 lemon confit on the top of the Fiadone.

Bon Appetit!

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Sally says:

    I’ve never heard of a fiadone but this one looks absolutely gorgeous.

    1. Thank you Sally! 🙂
      It’s a very popular dessert in Corsica, and it’s the Goat Cheese (Brocciu) that give’s it such a particular texture.

  2. sarahhedonista says:

    I love this – gluten free too! I’m definitely going to give it a try!

    1. Thank you Sarahhedonista 🙂 I completely forgot that it was gluten free, thanks for reminding me and hope you give it a try and give me your feedback!

  3. Ahila says:

    Could I use Irish cheddar instead of brocciu? Fiadone looks delightful that I want to try it out soon and it is difficult to get cheese varieties other than cheddar, mozarella, parmesan and feta here.

    1. Hi Ahila, about the Fiadone; I suggest you to bake it with Ricotta cheese, like in the recipe. In case you don’t find it try to get goat cheese and do let me know.

      1. Hi Ahila, if you don’t have ricotta cheese try with feta cheese (the feta is made from the milk of sheep or goats) like the brocciu or try with cottage cheese. I hope it helps 🙂

  4. Ahila says:

    Will try the recipe out soon with either feta or cream cheese and will let you know how it turned out. 🙂

    1. Ahila says:

      Hi Linda,
      Just wanted to let you know that I finally tried baking a mini fiadone with cream cheese. It turned out tasty. Thanks for the recipe.

      1. Ahila, It’s my pleasure and I’m so glad to hear that the Fiadone turned out so well for you. Have a great, great weekend 😀

  5. Ahila says:

    Hi Linda, Baked Fiadone again today… this time with ricotta as I have access to it here. Couldn’t find any brocciu. It looks good and am looking forward to trying it out with friends after it has chilled. Have a good day!

    1. I’m so glad you find ricotta cheese, Ahila and I hope you liked it. Brocciu is not on sale here too 😦 Have a nice week and thank you so much for your feedback! 🙂

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