Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Baked New York Cheesecake

Who won't go crazy over cheesecake? I know one person in particular. HB can't take any food that consumes cheese. Even pizza is not his favourite! My partner in crime over cakes is of course Yasmin. Cheesecake... that's the top in our list!

There are various ways to prepare cheesecake. In this entry I chose Baked New York Cheesecake. It is a recipe from a local baking book I own. Give it a try. It won't disappoint you.

First, with a mixer whip 500 grams of cream cheese until smooth.

Add in 125 grams fine sugar & whisk until it gets fluffy.

Now, join in 150ml of double cream into the batter.

Next, put in 4 egg yolks & continue whisking.

Once the batter is fluffy add in lemon rind of a half lemon & 90 grams of sifted, super fine flour. Whip until everything is well mixed & put aside.

In another bowl, whisk the remaining 4 egg whites, 75 grams fine sugar & half a tablespoon of lemon juice. Whisk until stiff.

Add 30 grams of cornflour into the egg whites.

Next combine the batter into the egg whites. Whip until it is mixed together.

Scoop out the batter & put it into a baking pan.

To prevent the cake from cracking, the batter is steam-baked or using the bain marie method. That is the baking pan is put into another baking pan filled with water.

Steam-bake at 150 degree C for 1 1/2 hours.

Put in the fridge for the cake to cool.

Baked New York Cheesecake. Best to be served chilled.

Yasmin at her best trying to tempt with her piece of cheesecake!

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