I love cheesecake.
I know, I know, I love too many things but it just happens to be so…
Yogurt, milk-shakes, cheesecakes – that all makes my world go round.
A few months ago I prepared this delicious Grated Cheesecake and I received some very positive feedback. So I think it’s the highest time to add a new piece into the cheesecake collection.
New York Cheesecake – I’d never had that one before.
After I tasted it, I have this to say:
If New York had nothing else to offer but this cheesecake it would be worth visiting for this piece of sweet pleasure alone.
And you know what?
Let’s prepare it at home – that will be fun!
These are our ingredients.
(Do you like the recipe card? I hope you do – then the four zillion hours I spent making it hasn’t been lost.)
1. In a food processor process whole cookies (waffles) until they are crumbs.
Yes, that is my food processor you are looking at right now – I’m very much into the prehistorical style of cooking.
2. Pour the crumbs into a medium bowl.
3. Add the sugar (1/4 cup – 50 grams).
4. In a small pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
5. Pour the butter into the bowl …
6. … and combine all the ingredients.
7. Now grease or spray a 9 inch (23 cm) springform pan.
8. Fill the pan with the crumbly mixture.
9. Using a measuring cup press the mixture over the bottom …
… and about 1 inch (2.5 cm) up the sides of the springform pan.
10. Cover and refrigerate while you make the filling.
11. In the bowl of your electric mixer place the cream cheese, sugar (1 cup – 200 grams) and flour.
12. Beat on medium speed until smooth (about 1 minute).
13. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well (about 30 seconds) after each addition.
14. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as you go.
15. Add the whipping cream, lemon zest and the vanilla extract and beat until incorporated (about 1 minute).
16. Remove the crust from the fridge and pour in the filling.
17. Place the cheesecake pan on a larger baking pan and place in the oven.
18. Bake at 350 F (177 C) for 15 minutes. Then reduce the oven temperature to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) and continue to bake for about another 1 1/2 hours or until firm and only the center of the cheesecake looks a little wet and wobbly.
19. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack.
(There was a storm going on behind the window as I was taking this picture – so I was struggling, struggling with the light.)
20. I also ran a knife around the inside edge of the pan to loosen the cheesecake (this procedure helps prevent the surface from cracking as it cools).
21. In a medium bowl mix the sour cream, sugar (2 tablespoons – 30 grams) and the vanilla.
22. Spread the topping over the warm cheesecake and return to oven to bake for 15 more minutes.
23. Remove from the oven and let cool (this cheesecake tastes best after being refrigerated for about 12 hours).
I garnished the top of the cake with some canned strawberries and strawberry sauce and ate it in about three microseconds.
Enjoy, dear friends, it’s a very nice experience.
(This lovely recipe was adapted from Joyofbaking.com.)