Made New York Cheesecake at the request of my friend, K as his wife loves them. Constant baking made me rather broke. I find that baking can be an expensive hobby if you bake very often. I swear by certain brands for some key ingredients of my bakes. I learned my baking mistakes through trial and error or EOI (exchange of information, nothing to do with OECD if one may wonder) among friends who love baking like me. Anyways, K decided to sponsor the cream cheese for the cheesecake. Thank you, K.
Going through the cookbooks I have in my possession, I found the NY Cheesecake recipe from Marcus Wareing.
Recipe adapted from: Marcus Wareing
3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 graham crackers crumbs ( I used oreo biscuits, crushed)
500g cream cheese at room temperature ( I used Philadephia cream cheese)
1 cup granulated/ fine sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream ( I used thickened cream )
3 tbsp cornstarch/ cornflour
1 tbsp of lemon juice (optional)
4 large eggs, beaten
Pre-heat the oven to 120deg celsius.
Mix the melted butter with crushed oreo biscuits. Press firmly over the bottom of the springform pan (23 x 8cm). I used 2 disposable aluminium pie tray (base diameter 14cm).
Put the cream cheese in the mixing bowl. Add the sugar, cream, cornstarch and the eggs and beat together until smooth. Pour the mixture over the oreo base.
Bake the cheesecake for 1hr 30mins in the oven until just set but still wobble in the centre. Let cool to room temperature before removing the sides of the pan.
- I baked the cheesecake using water-bath method. I simply placed the cheesecake baking tray on another baking tray and I filled the latter with some water, say approximately 1/2 inch in height. This is to maintain the moisture in the cheesecake after baking. I will take a picture of how water bath looks like in my next bake of cheesecake.
- Pls do not use the pie tray above. It will be hard to cut up the slice cheesecake (it will be a messy cut) as compared to no baked cheesecake (since it has already became jelly-like texture). Springform pan is the best choice for baked cheesecake in my opinion. I cut up the sides of tray using scissors before slicing up the cheesecake.