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New York Cheesecake

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Hi GialloZafferano viewers and welcome to our kitchen. I'm Sonia and today we'll be making a traditional American dessert: the New York cheesecake.
Ingredients
For the base of the cake
  Graham crackers/Digestive biscuits 250 Gram
  Cane sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Melted butter 150 Gram
For the topping
  Sour cream 7 Ounce
  Powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
For the custard
  Heavy cream 100 Milliliter
  Cream cheese 21 Ounce
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Medium
  Eggs 3
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 2 Pinch
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C), before pouring the custard in the pan.
2. Grease the spring form pan with butter and place the parchment paper cut in the same diameter of pan base.

MAKING
3. In a food processor grind the graham cracker and cane sugar, grind until coarse.
4. Once done transfer in a bowl and add the melted butter, mix together until you get a dense mixture.
5. Put the graham cracker mix in the pan and cover the bottom and the sides, press it down gently.
6. Once done place the crust in the refrigerator for an hour and if in the freezer then 30 minutes.
7. In the meantime, in a bowl combine cream cheese, cornstarch, eggs, heavy cream and the sugar, mix everything well.
8. Add the salt and lemon juice and stir well.
9. Once done pour the custard into the crust spread it evenly and bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven.
10. After 30 minutes reduce the temperature to 320°F (160°C) and continue to bake for further 30 minutes.
11. In the meantime, in a bowl combine sour cream, powdered sugar and the vanilla extract, mix well.
12. Spread a layer of the sour cream mixture on top and bake for 5 minutes at 360°F (180°-190°C).
13. Once done remove and let it cool on the cooling rack.
14. Garnish the cheesecake with fresh strawberries and caramel.

SERVING
15. Serve the cheesecake after a hearty meal.

Things You Will Need
10 inch (24-26 cm) spring form pan
food processor

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
New York
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Cream Cheese
Restriction: 
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
90 Minutes
Cook Time: 
65 Minutes
Ready In: 
155 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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