Cheesecake recipe.....

kahnyae, Nov 21, 11:43pm
Help, have never made cheesecake before and am looking for a yummy no fail recipe! Something sweet as the kids love sweet, need to have a practise before xmas :) Thanks in advance

245sam, Nov 21, 11:57pm
kahnyae, do you have a flavour preference and is your preference for a baked or unbaked cheesecake?

Here's the recipe from my very first attempt - a very successful one! - at making a cheesecake.....

HEAVENLY CHEESECAKE - always popular whenever I make it.
Crumb Crust:
1 packet plain biscuits, crushed
170g butter, melted

Combine the biscuits and butter, then spread evenly into a 22·5cm (9”) springform tin and up the sides. Chill while preparing the Filling:
1 tbsp gelatine
250g cream cheese
¾ cup sugar
3 eggs
¼ cup each of water, lemon juice and milk
pinch salt

Blend the gelatine with the water and lemon juice, then set it aside. Combine the cream cheese, ½ cup sugar, beaten egg yolks, milk and salt. Cook over simmering water for 10 minutes, then blend in the gelatine mixture. Cool the mixture.
Beat 3 egg whites, gradually adding the remaining ¼ cup sugar, until soft peaks form. Fold this into cheese mixture and pour the filling carefully into crumb crust. Refrigerate.
If desired, pile whipped cream on top and serve as a dessert or as a cake with coffee.
This is nicest at least 1 day old, and freezes well too.

More cheesecake recipes can be found by doing a search here on this Trademe MB using Cheesecake as the Keyword and Anytime as the Date posted option.

You'll also find a great selection of cheesecake recipes amongst the Trademe Cooks recipes which can be found/downloaded from:- (scroll to the bottom of that page)

Hope that helps.:-))

smileeah, Aug 24, 5:52pm
Here is an easy one using lemon jelly as the setting agent...

1 pkt malt biscuits
100-120g melted butter (just enough to allow the crumbs to stick together nicely when compacted into dish)
1/2 t cinnamon
lemon jelly pkt
1 c hot water
250g cream cheese
1/2 c sugar
2 t vanilla essence
1 T lemon juice
300 ml whipped cream

Combine jelly and hot water. Set aside while preparing other ingredients giving the occassional stir.
Mix biscuit crumbs, butter and cinnamon together and press into a greased dish and leave to set in fridge or freezer.
Mix cream cheese, sugar, van ess and lemon juice together. Add jelly mixture and stir to combine (I find using a hand beater or food processor the easiest options). Add whipped cream and combine.
Spread onto base and leave to set in fridge until needed.