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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Recipe: New York Style Cheesecake


It's been a while since I've posted a recipe here. It's not that I haven't been cooking at all, but actually quite the opposite. I have been cooking and baking more recently, experimenting with the recipes.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a bar and a half of cream cheese in the ref which were about to expire. I didn't want them to go to waste so I made a cheesecake. I baked one this time instead of just using gelatin. I must say, nothing can beat baked cheesecake! It's just way more creamy and delicious! The texture of the cake as it melts in your mouth is to die for. Try it for yourself!

When it comes to baking I'm trying to adopt a new philosophy: Never waste any ingredient. So if you'll notice, this recipe won't have any leftovers (like unused egg whites or wasted cream from buying a pack bigger than what is required.) Hope you'll enjoy this as much as WE did.

New York Style Cheesecake (Baked)

Ingredients:

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup Marie biscuit crumbs (You may use graham or oreo crumbs)
  • 4 tbspn Unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbspn sugar
  • Filling:
  • 400 g cream cheese ( 2 bars)
  • 4 1/2 tbspn sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbspn All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tspn Lemon extract
  • 1/2 tspn Orange extract (optional)
  • 3 pieces eggs
  • 1 cup (225g) All purpose cream
Procedure:
  1. Prepare all ingredients and bring them to room temperature before starting.
  2. Prepare 9" springform pan. Cover the bottom with aluminum foil.
  3. Prepare the crust.
  4. Prepare the filling.
Crust:
  1. Toss biscuit crumbs and sugar together.
  2. Pour melted butter over mixture and rub well.
  3. Press into bottom of pan and bake at 325 F for 10 minutes.
  4. Set aside to cool.
Filling:
  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Add flour, mix lightly.
  4. Add lemon (and orange) extract(s).
  5. Add all purpose cream and mix well.
  6. Pour batter over prepared crust. Wrap outside of pan with aluminum foil to prevent water from sipping in (during bain marie procedure).
  7. Bake at 325 F bain marie for an hour or until toothpick test comes out clean. Bain Marie is slow baking the cake by placing it over another pan with hot water. Water level should reach halfway outside the baking pan you used for your cheesecake.
  8. Cool on rack then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (atleast 8 hours).
I actually just used only 300 g (1 1/2 bar) of cream cheese. It was what was left on the refrigerator. It still tasted good with a light cream cheese flavor. I made a caramel syrup to go with the cheesecake. This cheesecake is not so sweet so if you prefer a sweeter taste, you can use any syrup of your liking. Bon appetit!



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15 comments:

  1. tip on how not to get the top to crack? :)

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  2. @freeze

    cooking it bain marie prevents the top from cracking ^^ try it. ^^

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  3. as I am too lazy to bake, can you just let me try it instead?? LOL

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  4. i tried it once before, it didn't work. I see others spray water inside the oven tho.

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  5. @mindy

    sure! I'll sell it to you at cost. game? Then let's eat it together with friends hehehe ^^

    @freeze

    that's the only secret. even martha stewart will agree with that hehehe. it could be the water you put is not hot enough - I think it should be almost boiling point. Water level midway the pan? Or it could be that the temperature of your oven is too high.

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  6. wow eto yung cheesecake that i want to try next. pero namiss ko na rin yung red ribbon na new york cheesecake (i remember may chocolate siya swirled into the dough, and it's slightly drier than a normal cheesecake). try ko nga to next hehe may 1kg pa ko of cream cheese in the ref.

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  7. @foodtripper

    try it! let me know how it turns out ha. hehehe ^^

    add more cream cheese to make it taste even better ^^

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  8. hahaha ano? sell it to me pa talaga?! tsk tsk

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  9. @mindy

    at cost nga e. hehehe ^^
    wala na nga labor charge hahaha ^^
    btaw, maybe next time. pero hindi naman tayo nagkikita e. our relationship doesn't extend to the physical world. diri ra sa cyberspace hehehe

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  10. hahahaha! :) eh kasi others ka :P
    funny noh matagal ka na rito once pa lang tayo nagkita and sa cosmo pa talaga.. well, if free taste ng cheesecake hahanapin talaga kita.. lol :)

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  11. @mindy

    hehehe ... ndi madali gumawa ng cheesecake ah. ^^

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  12. @shiera

    buhat2x dayun diha sa japan shie ^^

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  13. yum yum...i will make one from ds recipe.
    update us more of ur recipes mo step.

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  14. @anne

    hehehe. tell me if it turns out good ha hehehe ^^ I'll post more recipes in the months to come. hehehe dapat siguro once a month noh? ^^

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