New York Cheesecake recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Graham crackers finely ground (or cookies such as chocolate or vanilla wafers or
  • 5 tablespoons Unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • CHEESECAKE --
  • 5 8-oz packages Cream cheese softened
  • 1 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons All purpose flour
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 5 large Eggs
  • 2 large Egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

Cooking Instructions

CRUMB CRUST

Makes enough for a 24-centimeter cheesecake. Active time: 10 minutes. Start to finish: 10 minutes.

Stir together crust ingredients and press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of a buttered 24-centimeter springform pan. Fill right away or chill up to 2 hours.

CHEESECAKE

Make crumb crust as directed above. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Beat together cream cheese, sugar, flour, and zests with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs and yolks, one at a time, then vanilla, beating on low speed until each ingredient is incorporated and scraping down bowl between additions.

Put springform pan with crust in a shallow baking pan. Pour filling into crust (springform pan will be completely full) and bake in baking pan (to catch drips) in middle of oven 12 minutes or until puffed. Reduce temperatur to 200 degrees and continue baking until cake is mostly firm (center will be slightly wobbly when pan is gently shaken), about 2 hours more. Don''t open the open door during baking!

Run a knife around top edge of cake to loosen and cool completely in springform pan on a rack. Chill cake, loosely covered, at least 6 hours. Remove side of pan and transfer cake to a plate. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  

11 Mar 2011     636 views     NON-Vegetarian       Bakeries > Cakes

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