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Straight From Heaven – New York Cheesecake

Jasmeet Kaur Wilku

By Jasmeet Kaur Wilku

  • 8 Min Read
  • 20th December, 2022
Straight From Heaven – New York Cheesecake

Are you in the mood for something sweet? How about something creamy and delicious? If you're looking for a dessert that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more, then you need to try this recipe for New York Cheesecake. This indulgent treat is perfect for any occasion, and with a few simple tips and tricks, you can make it at home.

Picture of cheesecake with blueberry topping

New York cheesecake is a type of cheesecake that originated in New York City. It is made with a cream cheese base and is often flavoured with lemon or vanilla. New York cheesecake is often served with a fruit topping, such as strawberry or blueberry. The history of New York cheesecake is not entirely clear. Some believe that it was created in the early 1900s by German immigrants who settled in New York City. Others believe that it was created by a Polish immigrant in the 1920s. Regardless of its origins, New York cheesecake has become a popular dessert all over the world. If you are looking to make your own New York cheesecake, there are a few things you will need. First, you will need a springform pan. This will allow you to easily remove the cheesecake from the pan once it is cooked. You will also need cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and either lemon juice or vanilla extract. To make the cheesecake, you will first need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, in a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and lemon juice or vanilla extract. Once the mixture is smooth, pour it.

Delicious Recipe For NewYork Cheesecake

Ingredients

Ingredients for cheesecake

• 16 graham crackers

• 4 tablespoons butter melted

• 4 8-ounce packs of cream cheese

• 2 cups of sugar

• 4 large eggs

• 1 cup sour cream

• 1 6-inch vanilla bean or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Steps

Picture of classic cheesecake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the sides and bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with butter or shortening.
  2. Chop the graham crackers in a food processor or blender. Pour into a mixing bowl. Stir in the melted butter until the crumbs are all moistened and press into the bottom of the prepared springform pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer (or stand mixer), beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy.
  4. Add the eggs and sour cream, beating on low until incorporated.
  5. Divide the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the mixture or add vanilla extract. Add flour and mix until incorporated and smooth. Pour the mixture into the springform pan.
  6. Crumble 3 sheets of aluminium foil into flat discs and place them on a baking sheet. Place the springform pan on these discs to lift the cake so it doesn't touch your baking sheet. Fill the baking sheet with a layer of ice surrounding the springform pan.
  7. Bake for 1 hour on the middle shelf of the oven. Don't open the door. At the end of the hour, turn off the oven and keep the door closed. Let the cheesecake cool slowly in the oven for 5 to 6 hours to avoid cracking. Remove and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  8. Remove the springform ring before serving. Keep cold.
A slice of a cheesecake

Storage Instructions

Store your cheesecake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

What Is A Springform And Where Can I Buy One?

Picture of springform pan

To prepare a New York cheesecake, you need a special kind of pan called a springform pan. This is a cake pan with a removable base. The sides of the pan are spring loaded and it has a clip to adjust the sides. Springform pans are sold in a variety of sizes, generally 4 inches, 6 to 7 inches, and 9 inches. A good standard size is a 9-inch pan. You can usually buy them anywhere that sells kitchen items or buy them on Amazon. They are near the other cake pans.

Should I Use Vanilla Extract Or A Vanilla Bean?

Vanilla extract
Vanilla beans

Vanilla beans produce the best flavour when it comes to making cheesecake. Vanilla beans are easy to work with. Simply cut in half lengthwise and use the edge of your knife to scrape all of the insides right into your cake batter. While vanilla beans are tasty, they can also be extremely expensive. A vanilla extract is always a good option.

What Kind Of Toppings Can I Use For My Cheesecake?

Some of the toppings for cheesecake

The flavours of cheesecake toppings are almost endless! Chocolate sauce or caramel sauce like you would use for ice cream works well. You can also use pie fillings for simple fruit toppings like raspberry, strawberry, apple, blueberry and more. Or you can make your toppings.

Why Did My Cheesecake Spilt And Crack?

Picture of split cake after baking

Frustrated that your cheesecake has split or cracked? The first thing to know is that split and crack shouldn't affect the flavour of the cheesecake. It's perfectly okay to eat a cracked cheesecake. To get that perfect New York cheesecake, here are two great tips: 1. Do not open your oven door while it's baking! If there is a sudden temperature change, your cheesecake will crack. Cheesecakes need to be cooled slowly, so it's best to leave them in the oven with the door closed and use the oven to cool itself. 2. Another major cause of cheesecake cracking is that it is overcooked. So be sure to follow the recipe to make your cheesecake perfect.

Things To Avoid

When it comes to New York cheesecake, there are a few things you should avoid if you want to make the perfect dessert. Here are four things to keep in mind:

• Overmixing the batter.

• Not using a water bath.

• Overbaking the cheesecake.

• Using the wrong ingredients.

1. Overmixing the batter When it comes to New York cheesecake, one of the things you should avoid is overmixing the batter. Overmixing can cause the cheesecake to be dense and challenging, rather than light and fluffy. To avoid this, mix the batter just until the ingredients are combined.

2. Not using a water bath Another thing to avoid is not using a water bath. A water bath helps to prevent the cheesecake from cracking and keeps the texture smooth. To make a water bath, simply place the cheesecake pan in a larger pan filled with water.

3. Overbaking the cheesecake Overbaking is another common mistake. Cheesecake should be baked slowly to prevent it from cracking. When it's done, the center should be slightly jiggly. If the cheesecake is overbaked, it will be dry and crumbly.

4. Using the wrong ingredients Finally, be sure to use the right ingredients. For the best results, use full-fat cream cheese and sour cream.

Conclusion

New York cheesecake is a classic dessert that has been around for centuries. The history of the dish is rich and the recipe is simple. The most important tips for making a perfect New York cheesecake are to use high-quality ingredients, bake the cake slowly, and let it cool completely before serving. With these tips in mind, you can create a delicious and impressive New York cheesecake that will impress your friends and family. So what are you waiting for? Get baking!

Faq

Frequently asked questions?

Is cheesecake better baked or no-bake?

The textures of these two cheesecakes are completely different. The no-bake version is much softer and almost mousse-like. But both are equally delicious.

In most cases, the best way to fix your no-bake cheesecake recipe (assuming the recipe you use isn't wrong) is to add gelatin to the cheesecake. Gelatin is a natural thickening agent and is used in many recipes to thicken sauces, puddings and other foods.

Eggs give puddings and cheesecakes their extra smooth and rich texture, but don't overdo it. Adding too much egg to your recipe will result in the dreaded cheesecake on the surface.

Despite the confusing terminology, cheesecake is by no means a cake. Since cheesecake isn't topped with pastries, it can't be a pie. Cheesecake is and will always be a tart.

An overbaked cheesecake will cause unsightly cracks and a dry, crumbly texture. Since cheesecake is a pudding, it won't be quite set when it's done. The easiest way to make sure you don't overcook it is to wiggle it a bit. Take a wooden spoon and lightly tap the side of the cake pan.

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