CLASSIC CHEESE CAKE
We are all lovers of cheese cake on the team and I have made this particular recipe a number of times and it's simple goodness is always a crowd pleaser and I sort of loved the word 'addiction' on the blog site when I found it!!!
You only need a few basic staple ingredients for this cheesecake recipe.
INGREDIENTS Block cream cheese: Four 8-ounce blocks of full-fat cream cheese are the base of this cheesecake. That’s 2 pounds. Make sure you’re buying the blocks of cream cheese and not cream cheese spread. There’s no diets allowed in cheesecake, so don’t pick up the reduced fat variety! Sugar: 1 cup. Not that much considering howmany mouths you can feed with this dessert. Over- sweetened cheesecake is hardly cheesecake anymore. Using only 1 cup of sugar gives this cheesecake the opportunity to balance tangy and sweet, just as classic cheesecake should taste. Sour cream: 1 cup. I recently tested a cheesecake recipe with 1 cup of heavy cream instead, but ended up sticking with my original (which can be found here with blueberry swirls!). I was curious about the heavy cream addition and figured it would yield a softer cheesecake bite. The cheesecake was soft, but lacked the stability and richness I wanted. It was almost too creamy. Sour cream is most definitely the right choice. A little flavour: 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and 2 of lemon juice. The lemon juice brightens up the cheesecake’s overall flavour and vanilla is always a good idea. Eggs: 3 eggs are the final ingredient. You’ll beat the eggs in last, one at a time, until they are *just* incorporated. Do not - the batter once the eggs are added. This will whip air into the cheesecake batter, resulting in cheesecake cracking and deflating. And as always, make sure all of the cheesecake batter ingredients are at room temperature so the batter remains smooth, even, and combines quickly. Beating cold ingredients together will result in a chunky over- beaten cheesecake batter, hardly the way we want to start!
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