Friday, July 07, 2006

Cheesecake: The Recipe

If you only make one recipe this summer - let it be cheesecake. The crust recipe is a generic one, the cheesecake recipe came from The Tennessean about fifteen years ago.

CRUST:

1 1/2 cups graham cracker (or similar type cookie) crumbs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
6 tablespoons (I use 125 grams) butter

Preheat oven to 350° (180°C). Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Press into bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake until set and golden, about 8 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

This crust can be kept refrigerated, covered in saran wrap or in a container, for up to 3 days.

CHEESECAKE:

2 (8 ounce - I get 2 300 gram packages) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, mix until blended. Pour into crust. Bake at 350°(180°) 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

If you want Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, use 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips. Stir in half the chocolate chips after the eggs, then put the rest on top of the cheesecake.

3 comments:

Alice in Austria said...

thank you, mel! I am going to print this out and try it out soon!!! :)

Katerina said...

Hi Mel - I meant to post the other day when you were discussing graham crackers. My friend Stephanie made a mean cheesecake from a recipe on the Star morning cooking show (Niki something). She and I were searching for graham crackers (she lives across from a supermarket that caters to foreigners), and although we didn't find them, there are some cinnamon-flavored cookies from Papadopoulos that made a PERFECT crust. Maybe you can try 'em next time, way yummy.

take care,
Katerina (back in the states, unfortunately)

Anonymous said...

zardoz says :


youre GOD ,,,

THANKS FOR RECIPE

MRS ZARDOZ ,, has tried

many times ,, but now we see

what wasnt there ,,,, ill tell ya tuesday..............=z=