This is a reprint from my thread for the ten item cheesecake.;f My mother-in-law had a little old Jewish lady for a landlord in Brooklyn and it was said around Atlantic Ave. that she had a cheese cake that the Carnegie Deli would kill for. Well she NEVER gave the recipe to anyone and EVERYBODY wanted it. Well my mother-in-law took care of this lady for years and when she died everyone thought that the recipe was gone for good. Lo and Behold my mother-in-law received it from her will and she never shared it with anyone either. Then a few years ago she gave it to my wife. My wifes boss was a big wig with a major company who used to get cheese cakes shipped in from Chicago that he paid $50.00 for. My wife made him this cake one year and he stopped ordering the cake from Chicago as he said this was the BEST! Get ready to blow in everybodies doors. Remember you owe me. I want to know what your families think. This cake is from the 1940's around the time of World War II. Ingredients: 2 8oz. packages of cream cheese softened at room temperature 16oz. cottage cheese (smooth and creamy is best) 1 3/4 cups of sugar 4 eggs slightly beaten 1 tsp. vanilla 2 tbs. lemon juice 3 tbs. flour 3 tbs. corn starch 2 sticks of melted butter 1 pint of sour cream Instructions: (Follow these to the letter) Cream the cream cheese with an electric mixer. Rub cottage cheese through a sieve and add to cream cheese. Mix til creamy. Add sugar, eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla while mixing. Next add flour and corn starch together to this mixture while still mixing. Add melted butter while still mixing. Finally add sour cream. Scrape down sides of bowl and mix til creamy. Pour batter into 8 or 9 inch Springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees until top rim rises to top of pan and turns light brown. Caution DO NOT overcook. It should be a light brown around rim not at center of cake. This usually takes from 50 to 60 minutes. Shut oven off and open door. Let cake sit in oven at least 3 hours with door ajar. It will fall back down (don't panic). Put in refrigerator and don't remove from Springform pan until fully chilled for a few hours before serving. To remove from pan run a butter knife around perimeter of cake between cake and pan to loosen. Remove outside ring of pan only, leave bottom. You may top with confectioners sugar, or any kind fruit (cherries, blueberries, strawberries etc.), or have it my favorite way- Just plain! This is called the TEN ITEM CHEESE CAKE. It is the best you will ever, ever eat. Believe me. Let me know how you like it. Eddie (Your gonna love this!) Edited for spelling correction! Thanks Allan!