New York Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce
- 500 g cream cheese room temperature
- 300 g sour cream
- 165 g caster sugar
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 2 large eggs
- 250 g digestive biscuits
- 100 g butter melted
- Pre-heat oven to 150°c.
- Add the cookies into a food processor and add the butter. Once combined, add mixture into a springform tin and press down over the base and the side of the springform.
- Put base in the fridge to set while you continue and make the filling.
- Mix room-temperature cream cheese and sugar together. Once smooth, add in the flour and the vanilla.
- Continue to mix, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl if required. Add the eggs one by one. Make sure the first egg has been combined before adding the second egg.
- Afterwards, add the sour cream. Once combined, remove from the mixer and set aside.
- Add the mixture to the base. Cover the bottom of your springform with aluminium foil. Place the springform in a baking tray, then, fill the tray with water.
- Cook Cheesecake in the oven for 1hr, or until set. (Middle still slightly jiggly).
- Once cooked, open the oven door slightly and let the cheesecake sit for at least an hour before transfering to the fridge to cool (4 hours).
ABOUT THIS RECIPE:
A New York style Cheesecake drizzled with a rich Raspberry sauce. This Cheesecake is a smooth, sweet, creamy and amazingly delicious. I put a little twist on this classic cheesecake and themed it after Game of Thrones, as the premier is tonight.
Today is the first episode of the long-awaited first episode of season 8 of Game of Thrones, and for the first episode, I put together this Game of Thrones themed Cheesecake. The redness of the raspberry sauce on the pale cheesecake, is so eye-popping, it almost looks like blood. Something Game of Thrones is known for. It also represents the red and white of the weirwood trees in Winterfell. I also placed it on a gold cake board, gold represents the infamous Lannister family. Gosh, I’m so excited for Game of Thrones!
Making the base:
Just with any other cheesecake, you need to crush the biscuits and combine with some melted butter, I added some cocoa powder and some black food dye to get a darker colour base. Looking at the photos, I think I should have gotten Oreo cookies instead, oh well. Press the biscuits down with the back of a spoon. Let the base cool in the fridge, while you prepare the cream.
Making the cheesecake:
The trick to making the perfect New York Cheesecake, is using room temperature ingredients. Before you begin making your cheesecake, make sure you leave the cream cheese, eggs, sour cream on the bench and come to room temperature. I use a kitchen aid standing mixer, though, if you don’t have one – this can still be done with a hand mixer. Make sure to constantly scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. For a lovely lemony flair, add some lemon zest when you add the vanilla bean.
Putting everything together:
Add half of the cream to the biscuit base, then, sprinkle some fresh or frozen (thawed) raspberries. Cover with the remainder of the cheesecake filling. Cover the bottom of the springform tin with some foil, then add to a baking tray. Fill the tray half way up with water. This method is called a water bath, and it will help the cheesecake evenly cook, and prevent cracks from appearing.
Making the Raspberry Sauce:
While the cheesecake is in the oven, you can make the delicious raspberry sauce. Just add all the ingredients together into a pot and bring to a boil. Then with a sieve, separate the seeds. Add sauce to a jar. This sauce can be used in many other desserts.
Baking the Cheesecake:
After baking the Cheesecake for roughly an 1 hour, let it sit with the oven door slightly open for another hour. After an hour has passed, move the Cheesecake from the oven to the fridge. Leave in the fridge for four hours or overnight. I drizzled a Raspberry sauce on top of my New York Cheesecake, though, if raspberries aren’t your thing, you could go for the classic sour cream topping.
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