Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Family favourite : NY Style Cheesecake

On the occasion of my birthday... we are baking one of our favourite cake, a New York style Cheesecake. The smooth and creamy filing, crispy biscuit crust makes it a fantastic recipe, a must try if you are looking for a traditional New York City staple. I tasted some amazing cheesecakes while living in NY, this one is just about as good... And definitely brings back good memories of those years in America.

New York style Cheesecake
Serve about 12
Takes about 1.30

375g Hob-Nobs or Digestives biscuits
175g butter, melted
500g cream cheese, softened
220g caster sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon corn flour
2 teaspoons vanilla paste
480g sour cream
60ml lemon juice
icing sugar
mix berries

Preheat the oven to 150C (130C with fan)

Process the biscuits until fine.
Mix biscuits with butter until combined.
Press the biscuit mixture evenly over the base and side of a greased springform pan
Refrigerate while preparing the filing

Cream cheese, sour cream and eggs close to room temperature.
Beat cream cheese, 3/4 of sugar , egg yolks and cornflour with an electric mixer until smooth
Add vanilla, sour cream and lemon juice until well combined

Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
Gradually add remaining sugar.
Fold carefully the egg whites into the cream cheese mixture

Spread the filing into the biscuits crust
Bake for about 1 hour, until just set
Switch off the oven, let it cool in the oven with door slightly open (prevent cracking)

I like to serve with mix berries sauce and icing sugar
Bon Appetit!

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