Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New York Cheesecake

Last night, we had a dinner party at my house.  Naturally, I planned and cooked the menu; but the difficulty was that the guests aren't fans of big sweets which ruled out a lot of puddings, chocolate conncoctions, iced cakes and so on. 
I did know that they loved cheesecakes and lemony desserts; so this New York Cheesecake fit the bill perfectly.  I was so impressed with the way this cheesecake turned out; smooth, dense and silky.  Despite the fact I used low fat ingredients, there were no cracks or issues.  It was a perfect, smoothly chic cheesecake. We served it with strawberries and orange on the side.

Ingredients for Base
250g plain sweet biscuits
125g butter, unsalted, melted

Ingredients for Filling
750g cream cheese, softened
2 tsp finely grated orange rind
1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
1 cup caster sugar
 3 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup lemon juice

Ingredients for Topping
1 cup sour cream
2 tbsp caster sugar
2 tsp lemon juice

Method
Process biscuits until fine; transfer to a bowl.  Pour melted butter into bowl with biscuits; stir until well combined.  Press mixture over base and side of a 24cm springform round tin.  Place tin in fridge; leave for 30 to 40 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (fan-forced).  Make filling by beating cheese, rinds and sugar in a meidum bowl with electric mixer until smooth.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Beat in sour cream and juice.  Pour filling into tin; bake for 1 1/4 hours.  Turn off oven and leave cheesecake in there to cool for 15 minutes; ensuring the door is ajar.  Meanwhile, make sour cream topping by combining ingredients in a small bowl. Spread topping gently on top of cheesecake.  Turn oven back on to previous heat (160).  Bake cheesecake for 20 minutes; cool in oven with door ajar.  Refridgerate cheesecake overnight before serving.  Serve plain, or with fruits on the side.

41 comments:

  1. I love the addition of orange in there. What a fabulous way to brighten the cheesecake.

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  2. Cheesecake seems to be loved by just about everyone (even non-dessert people.) Yours looks perfect!

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  3. Amazing dear Brittany! I love it! gloria

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  4. J'adore ce gâteau au fromage. Il a l'air très bon!

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  5. Mmmmmm Cheesecake!! My favorite : )

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  6. Chic is right - I can imagined this being served on the set of a show like 'Sex and the City' for example. :D

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  7. Looks lovely and delicious! We love cheesecakes, and have not made one in ages! Would love to have a slice of your cake!

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  8. Wow, I love New York Cheesecake! Wonderful!!

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  9. looks delicious! I love the zesty touch as well.

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  10. Wow, this looks so good....! I am too chicken to make cheesecake at home, I prefer to buy or eat it in a cafe ;).

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  11. Its been a while since I ate cheesecake - thanks for the reminder and rejuvenating the craving:)

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  12. I love cheesecake and this one looks perfect :)

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  13. La saveur de ce gâteau doit être parfaite avec les zestes d'orange et de citron! Miam! Caro

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  14. Mmmmm that cheesecake looks so delish! I would bet your guests really enjoyed it :)

    Maria
    x

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  15. Miam, c'est toujours bon un cheesecake avec un topping crème sûre!!!

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  16. Yum! One of my favorite desserts!

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  17. Good for you- cheesecake is the perfect dessert for non-sweet lovers! Though I'm not sure I know any of those... :) Looks like yours turned out great!

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  18. What a beautiful cheesecake! I love the citrus infusion you used! I bet it was a hit.

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  19. Mmm I love a good, rich NY cheesecake. This looks right on the money =D

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  20. I adore New York cheesecake - yum! I could easily go a slice of this now.

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  21. i'll get nervous when it comes to baking a cheesecake! i'm sure everyone enjoyed this so much!

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  22. They didn't like SWEETS. Who were these people?!?!?!?

    Well. The cheesecake looks fantastic, so I'm sure it was a hit!

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  23. What a gorgeous cheesecake! You had a bunch of very lucky guests!

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  24. Oh yum yum yum! This really look so moist and delicious! I adore cheesecakes!

    Cheers,
    yas

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  25. Yum... great looking cheesecake! It's been a while since I've made one and now you have me looking forward to making one again soon!

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  26. delicious! I love cheesecake and rarely make them because the rest of the family aren't fans. So I can live vicariously through your pics :)

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  27. Cheesecake is a favorite dessert. This looks wonderful. Blessings, Catherine xo

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  28. Gorgeous - cheesecake is definitely one of my all time favourite desserts :)

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  29. This recipe looks fantastic ... ME THE NOTES. BSSSS MARIMI

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  30. VERY impressed with your crack free cheesecake - way to go!!!!

    Brownieville Girl

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  31. That's a beautiful cheesecake, Brittany. I can never get enough of it.

    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com/

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  32. The texture and consistency of your cheesecake looks perfect! I bet everyone loved it!

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  33. Your cheesecake looks fantastic! Way to go making it.

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  34. Hi Brittany, What a wonderful post! Delicious looking cheesecake...my mouth is watering now :)

    Have a great day,

    Aldy.

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  35. Cheesecake is my favorite.That looks so soft and melting.

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  36. Cheesecake is the ultimate crowd pleaser...and anyone who doesn't like it, well, you simply don't invite them again!

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  37. I have yet to find a cheese cake that I did not like, this looks very yummy. Diane

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  38. what a great desssert for guests with no sweet tooth. Its really hard to find desserts that are muted in terms of sweetness!

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  39. Guests that don't like sweets, how can that be?Oh well, I'll take their place any time. At least they gave you a little satisfaction in preparing them one of my favorite desserts ;o)

    Glad to be back to appreciate your enthusiasm in the kitchen Brittany ;o)

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

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  40. Cheesecake is the ultimate crowd pleaser...and anyone who doesn't like it, well, you simply don't invite them again!

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