New York Cheesecake
For the cheesecake base
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 ounces x 8 of cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons flour
Preheat oven to 550°F.
Pour filling into crust and bake in the water bath in the middle of oven for 12 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 200°F and continue baking until cake is mostly firm but still wet and wobbly. Depending on your oven it should take about an hour. Cool in the oven and then overnight in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving and garnish with fresh fruit or serve as it is.
Cheesecakes are easy to make from scratch and they can be perfect every time. The first secret is to make them with a water bath and let them cool slowly in the oven. This cheesecake is better the next day.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 11:44pm