New York Cheesecake: Here's How You Can Make It At Home
- Aanchal Mathur
Updated : September 07, 2022 03:09 IST
Cheesecake is a creamy textured cake, which is prepared using cream cheese
What do you do after having a wholesome meal? Wonder what’s there for dessert, right? Well, at least that’s what a foodie does. If you have a sweet tooth like us, you'd understand the strong urge to indulge in something sweet after a meal.
If you are done with the usual pastries, custards, and tarts, we’ve got something that you can never get enough of - the New York Cheesecake. As you already know, cheesecake is a creamy textured cake, which is prepared using cream cheese. It is a popular dessert in the West. And we can't thank the internet enough for bringing this treat closer to us. In fact, cheesecake has become quite the trend in India these days.
The credit for cheesecake goes to Arnold Reuben, owner of the legendary Turf Restaurant at 49th and Broadway in New York City, back in the 1920s. It is known to be the classic cheesecake - traditionally comprising cream cheese, heavy cream, fresh eggs, lemon, vanilla, a little sugar, and a Graham cracker crust. The recipe that we have doesn’t use lemon but goes big on cream cheese and butter. The vanilla-flavoured cream cheese filling is accompanied by a crispy base of Graham cracker, giving the perfect crackling feel to the cheesecake. This decadent dessert can be easily made at home.
Every cheesecake recipe is broken down into several parts – there is preparation of the base, the making of the filling, and finally coming together of it all. For the New York Cheesecake, first, we'll make the crunchy base. You can start by putting together the crust ingredients (Graham crackers, sugar, and butter), and let it stand.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, sour cream, and eggs together until you get a smooth and even texture, which is lump-free. Now, pour the mix into the prepared crust, and let it bake for about an hour. Once baked, let it rest until it cools down completely. And, you have your homemade classic New York Cheesecake ready to be noshed on. Click here for the full recipe for New York Cheesecake.
Isn’t it simple and fuss-free? The best part is there are no unnecessary ingredient, and you can control the portions as per need. Make this cheesecake at home and amaze your family and friends with your baking skills. Let us know your experience.