Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Baked (OH MY GOODNESS) NY Cheesecake.

My grandmother loves her cheese.

All sorts of cheese she'll possible have except for the stinky blue. 

She buys them by the wedge.

And since I'm around, she was fully excited for me to make a cheesy concoction up for her. 

She bought a whole block of CREAM CHEESE.

All 2 KILOS of it.

With that, she commanded me to bake her a cheesecake- a creamy tasty one.

Obviously, I did.

And this is the only picture I have of it- before it disappeared.
That sure tells you something.

2 gorgeous cheesecakes with slightly cracked tops.
1.3kg of cream cheese went into making these two and 7 eggs if you must know.
It rested for 6 hours after baking too, but I assure you it was totally worth it.

Adapted form Smitten Kitchen who adapted from Gourmet Magazine.

Crumb crust

8 ounces  finely ground graham crackers

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt


5 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened (I used Jaycroix)

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

5 large eggs

2 large egg yolks

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the crumb:

1. Stir together crust ingredients and press onto bottom of a springform pan. 

2. Pop it in the freezer for a bit so it would have time to set. 

For the filling:

1. Preheat the oven to 275C degrees.

2. Beat together cream cheese, sugar, flour and zest with an electric mixer until smooth.

3. Add vanilla, then eggs and yolks, one at a time, beating on low speed until each ingredient is incorporated.

4. Pour filling into crust (springform pan will be completely full) and baking in baking pan in the middle of the oven for 12 minutes or until puffed.

5.Reduce the temperature to 100C degrees until the cake is mostly firm- 1 hour.

6. Run a knife around the top edge of the cake to loosen it and cool the cake completely in springform on a rack, then chill it, loosely covered, at least 6 hours.

Ps. This SITE loves their cheese probably as much as my grandma does.


  1. It looks very delicious. I try this recipe tomorrow. Today I have a lot of work. My boss watching me, so I'm not bored in work ;) Maybe I should change my office job? If I was a chef I might cook at work and nobody complaint :) Thanks for this recipe :)

    1. Awesome. Let us know how it goes! Don't worry, changing a career to become a chef has never escaped from my mind either!


You Might Like These Similar Posts:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...