Sunday, 15 February 2009
I told you on Friday that I was making cheesecake for the first time. We had it for dessert after the 3 hours fish soup yesterday, and even though we were all super full from the heavenly fish soup, it seemed like we all enjoyed the cake. It was easy to make, and had just the right balance between sweet and sour. It won't win the price for the most pretty looking cake though. Maybe the filling should have been more solid and less jello-like, if you understand what I mean.
I haven't eaten cheesecake often, so I didn't really know what kind of recipe would be the most tasty. I know there are hundreds of cheesecake recipes, so I just had to choose one. I used this as basis and adapted it a little. For example I didn't get fresh vanilla pods at my neighbourhood grocery store, so I used vanilla powder instead.
200 g oatmeal biscuits
1,5 dl sugar
50 g butter
1 ts vanilla powder
400 g creme cheese
50 g sugar
3,5 dl sour cream
Crust: Stir together crumbed biscuits, sugar and melted butter. Press the crumb mixture evenly onto the bottom of a springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 150°C, until firm and lightly browned.
Filling: Beat all the ingredients together to a even paste. Put it on top of the crust, and bake for 15 minutes at 150°C. Let the cake cool, and refigerate for some hours before serving.
How do you make your favorite cheesecake?