Friday, 19 November 2010

Baked Country Cheesecake

There are a thousand different cheesecake recipes out
there. There are fluffy cheesecakes, dense cheesecakes, no-base cheesecake, no-bake cheesecake......... I have a penchant for easy, simple recipes which turn out delicious results and make me look like a pro. I like fluffy cheesecakes with a lovely base. I'm pretty sure this is the simplest and most delicious cheesecake recipe ever. This recipe is very very close to the one we used to serve at Cafe Dania and it was a high seller, so I'm betting you are going to love this recipe!

Ingredients for cheesecake base:~
1 1/2 cups plain sweet biscuits, crushed
2 tbsp finely ground almonds
2 tbsp caster sugar
5 tbsp melted butter

1 1/2 cups (375gms) cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup sour cream

~Method for base~
1. Combine the sweet biscuit, crushed almonds and sugar.
2.Pour in melted butter. Mix well.
3. Press into bottom & sides of greased 8inch spring form tin.
4. Bake in a 190ºC oven for 10 minutes.
5. Allow to cool thoroughly.

~Method for cheesecake~
1. Beat cream cheese till soft & smooth.
2. Add in sugar. Beat till well combined.
3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
4. Put in the vanilla. Mix it in.
5. Fold in the sour cream.
6.Pour into the prepared crust. Bake in a preheated 190ºC oven for 30 minutes.
7. Turn off the heat and allow the cheesecake to cool in the oven for an hour.
8. Chill before serving.

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authorMarina Mustafa. Author of ten cookbooks.

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