Baked New-York-Style Cheesecake
( SERVES 14 )
Smooth and delectably creamy, a New York style cheesecake is always a crowd-pleaser.
- Heat oven to 180 degC. Grease a 22cm springform cake tin. Roll out pastry to 4mm thick and use to line base of tin. Prick pastry all over, then chill well. Bake for 10 minutes, remove to cool. Reduce oven heat to 150 degC.
- In a bowl, beat the cream cheese(room temp) and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add sour cream and vanilla and beat gently to combine. Gently beat in eggs one at a time (be careful not to over-mix at this stage).
- Pour the cheesecake mixture over pastry base. Bake for one hour and 15 minutes or until filling is just set. Cool in the tin before carefully removing.
- Spread whipped cream over the surface of the cake to decorate. Slice to serve. Serves 12 to 16.