The Ultimate Cheesecake

    The Ultimate Cheesecake

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    About this recipe: This is the best cheesecake recipe ever, a true New York-style cheesecake! You'll be amazed - it's so easy to impress family and friends with this cheesecake recipe. Serve on its own, or with your favourite topping.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 125g digestive biscuit crumbs
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 50g butter, melted
    • 1kg cream cheese, softened
    • 5 eggs
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 350g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons whipping cream

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. Mix the digestive biscuit crumbs, 100g of the caster sugar and the melted butter together. Press mixture into the bottom of a 23 or 25cm springform cake tin.
    3. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, eggs and egg yolks; mix until smooth. Add the remaining 350g of caster sugar, the flour and the double cream. Blend until smooth. Pour cheesecake mixture into prepared tin.
    4. Bake at 200 C / Gas 6 for 10 minutes, then turn oven temperature down to 100 C / Gas 1/4 and continue baking for 1 hour, or until filling is set. Let cheesecake cool, then refrigerate.

    Tips for a perfect cheesecake:

    Don't overbake: While it may look underdone, a cheesecake is actually done when the centre is still wobbly. Residual heat 'carries over' and the centre continues to cook once out of the oven.
    Remove the cheesecake from the oven to cool on a rack, or simply leave the oven door closed, turn off the heat and let the cheesecake cool undisturbed for at least 1 hour. This helps prevent the cheesecake from sinking in the centre. After chilling, the once-wobbly centre should firm up beautifully!
    Bake in a water bath: The most effective way to bake a cheesecake evenly without browning the top is to bake in a water bath. Since water evaporates at boiling point, the water bath will never get hotter than 100C, no matter the oven temperature. This means that the outer edge of your cheesecake won't bake faster than the centre, which can cause it to sink and crack.
    Mixing matters: Make sure your cream cheese and eggs are at room temperature before mixing, or you'll end up with lumps in your cheesecake. If you do end up with lumps in the batter, give it a quick spin in the food processor for silky smooth results.
    Don't forget to chill: A cheesecake needs several hours to chill and set, making it a perfect make-ahead dessert.

    Cheesecake tips

    For more easy tips on how to make a perfect cheesecake, check out our Perfect cheesecake tips how-to guide.

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    Reviews (4)

    SarahJayneJohns
    20

    do you add the whipping cream, as in the ingredience it says whipping cream not double, sorry first time making and i'm confused - 11 Feb 2013

    4

    Ive tried all sorts of cheesecakes but this cheesecake is by far the best EVER.....yum yum. - 07 May 2014

    2

    I tried it and it was very delicious.Thank you for the recipes - 13 Jan 2012

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