Sunday, November 02, 2008
this is... a favourite recipe i would like to share
2 cups plain sweet biscuits crumbed - i use chocolate teddy bear biscuits
1/4 cup melted butter
3 cups soft cream cheese
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup fresh cream
2 tsp custard powder
dash vanilla - i love that smell!
Combine biscuit crumbs and melted butter, press into a 22cm pie dish and chill. Preheat oven at 150°C.
Put cream cheese, eggs, caster sugar, fresh cream and custard powder into a big bowl. Beat like mad and add the vanilla. The mixture should be creamy and smooth. Spoon into the crumb base and sprinkle a few biscuit crumbs on top. Bake at 150°C. When the cake starts splitting on top it's done. It should be pale gold on top. Use this as a basic cheesecake recipe. You can add fruit but it is simply lovely made in the traditional way. Serve thick slices with good strong coffee!
I would love to ask Strawberry Kisses for her suggestion for our 'This Is...' theme for next week!
Photo credits: 1. cheesecake for Lianna!, 2. Vegan Cloudberry Cheesecake, 3. new york style cheese cake