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Old 01-13-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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Opinions on this cheesecake recipe?

Does this look like a good cheesecake recipe? I like lighter fluffier cheesecake.*

Ingredients
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
12 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup white sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups heavy whipping cream
Directions
Grease an 8 inch springform pan thickly with butter. Turn pan on its side, place a few graham cracker crumbs in pan and shake so crumbs stick to sides. Keep turning and add crumbs as needed until sides are well coated. Set pan upright and coat bottom of pan. Put pan into freezer for 30 minutes or refrigerator for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
With electric beater, mix cream cheese, sugar, egg yolks, flour, vanilla, and salt. Beat thoroughly and then turn mixer to slowest speed and slowly pour in the cream.
Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Add to the above mixture and fold the whites in by hand, lightly but thoroughly. Pour mixture into the crumb-lined pan.
Set pan into shallow pan containing 1 inch hot water and bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:54 AM   #2
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I should be good and light for you. Looks fine to me. Our resident cheesecake expert should be along soon with an opinion...Frank??
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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New York Style Cheesecake


Crust:
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tbs. Butter, melted
2 tbs. Sugar

Filling:
4 - 8oz. Pkg. Cream Cheese (1 lb.)
¾ cup Sugar
2 large Eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 tbs. Cornstarch
1 cup sour cream.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Combine the crust ingredients and press into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Place in the freezer.

Mixt together the filling ingredients with a wire whip or mixer, until smooth and creamy. Remove the pan from the freezer and pour the filling mixture into the crust. Place the cheesecake into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Turn heat down to 200 degrees F. And bake for 45 minutes more. Turn off the oven and crack open the door. Allow the cheesecake to cool with the oven.

Top with your favorite berry pie filling, such as blueberry, strawberry, cherry, etc. Alternately, mix 1 cup of sour cream with ¼ cup sugar. Blend until smooth. Use this to top your cheesecake.

For a creamier cheesecake, bake the final stage for 35 to 40 minutes. This will result in a softer, creamier cheesecake.

I have also substituted ½ of the cream cheese with 8 oz. Of cottage cheese that was forced through a sieve. This makes a slightly more tangy filling that is very good. You can also swirl soft jam through the filling to alter this classic

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Old 01-13-2011, 05:07 PM   #4
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Does one put a springform pan in a water bath? Does it leak?
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:19 PM   #5
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Yes it leaks. To use a spring-form pan so that it won't leak, simply place a large piece of parchment paper, or aluminum foil under it, so that the sides can be folded upward to cover the sides and bottom in a continuous sheet, creating a water-tight barrier. The water serves to create a stable temperature. The oven temp will fluctuate between the max heat setting, and the designed cooler setting until the heating element again heats the oven.l The water provides thermal mass that fluctuates more slowly. It also insures that there are no hot-spots to cause uneven heating of the cheesecake.

Personally, though others on the site swear by the water bath method, I don't use it. I simply place the pan in the center of my gas range an bake it according to directions. But I have heavier-steel spring-form pans, made by a German company called Kaiser. I never have any problems with my cheesecakes.

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Old 01-13-2011, 05:42 PM   #6
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Yes it leaks. To use a spring-form pan so that it won't leak, simply place a large piece of parchment paper, or aluminum foil under it, so that the sides can be folded upward to cover the sides and bottom in a continuous sheet, creating a water-tight barrier. The water serves to create a stable temperature. The oven temp will fluctuate between the max heat setting, and the designed cooler setting until the heating element again heats the oven.l The water provides thermal mass that fluctuates more slowly. It also insures that there are no hot-spots to cause uneven heating of the cheesecake.

Personally, though others on the site swear by the water bath method, I don't use it. I simply place the pan in the center of my gas range an bake it according to directions. But I have heavier-steel spring-form pans, made by a German company called Kaiser. I never have any problems with my cheesecakes.

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Thank you. It's something I have been wondering about for a while. I'll give the foil a try. I've never baked cheesecake and I don't want to bork my first try. But, I won't be trying for a couple of weeks - 'til I get back from Denmark.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:22 PM   #7
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I am much more of an expert on eating them than on making them.

Too me, this recipe looks a little light on the cream cheese and heavy on the cream, but the best way to find out is to make it.

Taxlady,

No worries about messing up a cheesecake. Even if they aren't pretty they are usually still edible, even it if takes a spoon.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:36 PM   #8
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I will probably up the cream cheese to 16 oz as I agree it is light on the cream cheese...
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:49 PM   #9
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Consider replacing the cream with sour cream
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Consider replacing the cream with sour cream
I agree, nicer cheese cake with sour cream.

Sounds very good, but I have never whipped the egg white separately. I'll have to try it sometime.
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Opinions on this cheesecake recipe? Does this look like a good cheesecake recipe? I like lighter fluffier cheesecake.* Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 12 ounces cream cheese 3/4 cup white sugar 4 eggs 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups heavy whipping cream Directions Grease an 8 inch springform pan thickly with butter. Turn pan on its side, place a few graham cracker crumbs in pan and shake so crumbs stick to sides. Keep turning and add crumbs as needed until sides are well coated. Set pan upright and coat bottom of pan. Put pan into freezer for 30 minutes or refrigerator for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). With electric beater, mix cream cheese, sugar, egg yolks, flour, vanilla, and salt. Beat thoroughly and then turn mixer to slowest speed and slowly pour in the cream. Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Add to the above mixture and fold the whites in by hand, lightly but thoroughly. Pour mixture into the crumb-lined pan. Set pan into shallow pan containing 1 inch hot water and bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving. 3 stars 1 reviews
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