Saturday, September 3, 2016

Cheesecake Anyone?

Cheesecake Anyone?

I LOVE Cheesecake! Who's with me? Any flavor, doesn't matter.  Cheesecake can be intimidating. Let me simplify it for you. Its just great cream cheese and mixing the correct way. Do these steps and you'll never Go wrong!!!! 

Basic Cheesecake Recipe:
2 Pounds Cream Cheese
1 c Sugar
1 Tbs cornstarch or 2 tbs Flour
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 c Sour cream
2 Tsp Lemon juice
1 Tsp Vanilla
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
12 Graham, cracker (6 ounces)
5 tbs Butter 

   Cheesecake Steps:
Step 1 : Cream your softened cream cheese
Step 2: add your sugar and cornstarch ( or flour) to the cream for 1-2 minutes.
Step 3: Add your Sour cream lemon juice and vanilla 
Step 4: Switch to your whisk and add your eggs, yolks one at a time
Step 5: Pour into a baked crust: can be graham cracker or cookie
Step 6: Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes  in a Hot water bath( meaning pour water around your pan)

 Crust Steps:
Step 1: Crust the crackers in food processor. 
Step 2:Melt the butter in the microwave for up to 45 seconds.  
Step 3: Pulse into your crackers . The mixture should resemble wet sand and hold together in a clump when pressed together. 
Step 4: Transfer to a Spring-form pan that is wrapped in foil.
Step 5: Press the crust into the pan with your fingers or a glass jar. 
Step 6: Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown on the edges.  While crust is baking prepare your cheesecake filling. 

For all those who love toppings. Here are so simple topping ingredients. 
Any pie topping Cans and  caramel ice cream topping or even hot fudge sauce. 
You can make you own pie filling with just any berries and Sugar, and cornstarch slurry cooked until thick. Here is a recipe 1 Cup Sugar , 1 pint of  Strawberries, 2 tablespoon cornstarch and water. . Cut the strawberries over medium heat then  drain the juice and put it  back in the pot. Continue to cook over medium heat add the cornstarch slurry ( cornstarch and water the consistency of milk) cook until thick. Then add back the berries. 

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