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Fall is notoriously known for the delicious desserts that accompany the picturesque season. If you are tired of the same old cookies, bunt cake, and brownies, there are alternatives that are delicious and easy to make. Everyone always bakes the basics. Don’t be that person. One of the most popular fall and holiday treats is New York Cheesecake. People love cheesecake because it has a distinct and indescribable flavor. This recipe for New York Cheesecake is delicious, easy to make, and perfect for fall weather!
Cheesecake originated in ancient Greece, and has been around for as long as anyone can remember. The romans eventually acquired the recipe, which actually contained a considerable amount of real cheese, and it spread throughout Europe, eventually making its way to the city we all know and love. Throughout its long and treacherous journey to New York from ancient Greece, everyone has tried to master the recipe, adding and subtracting bits of ingredients here and there. The greek were very passionate about their cakes, and at one point actually believed it to enhance natural athletic ability, which, understandably, were served to the first Olympians in 776 B.C. Many people have altered the original recipe, adding and subtracting ingredients they deemed necessary or unnecessary. Because the cheesecake was widely enjoyed and therefore improved upon, we are left with the best recipe to date for New York Cheese Cake.
(15) graham crackers (crumbled)
(2) tablespoons of melted butter
(4) 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
(1&1/2) cups of sugar
(3/4) cup of milk
cup of sour cream
table spoon of vanilla extract
(1/4) cup of flour
1) Prior to baking, preheat your oven to 350 ° and grease a 9 inch springform pan.
2) Mix crumbled graham crackers with melted butter in a bowl. Spread the graham cracker and butter mixture onto the springform pan to form a crust.
3) Mix cream cheese with sugar until the mixture is completely smooth. Blend in the milk, and mix in one egg at a time. Next, mix in sour cream, vanilla, and flour thoroughly until the combination is smooth. Pour this filling into the crust we created in step two.
4) Bake in the oven at 350° for one hour. After the hour is up, simply turn the oven off and let the cheesecake cool in the closed oven for 5 to 6 hours to prevent cracking.
5) Let the cheesecake cool in refrigerator prior to serving.
It is very important to allow your cheesecake to completely cool to the core after baking. Do not judge the temperature by the outside layer of the cheesecake, as it may appear cool and firm when the inside of the cake is not. Allow 3-4 hours of refrigeration after baking for your cheesecake to become completely cool and firm. It not only effects the temperature, but the consistency of the cake is greatly effected by refrigeration also.
Many people enjoy a topping on their cheesecake. A lot of people like sweet dessert type sauces to pair with their cheesecake. At this point in the process, the cheesecake is essentially finished, so adding whatever toppings or sauces is entirely up to you. Some favorite toppings are chocolate syrup, cherry glaze, and caramel drizzle, which can also act as a decorative effect, if applied carefully.
Another popular topping on New York Cheesecake is fresh fruits. Strawberries are by far the most popular fruit topping, but blueberries and coconut accompany the dish very well also. Another fruity option is pureed fruit. People usually puree berries to add to their cheesecake, however you can add whatever you like and get creative with it. Not only is it delicious, it can be fun to make!
Less popular, but equally as delicious, are chocolate shavings. Depending on your taste for chocolate, you can add the shavings accordingly. Candy can also be used to cover the cheesecake, along with crumbled Oreos to create an Oreo Cheesecake.
The term “New York Cheesecake” refers to just the cake- no toppings. Traditionally, New York Cheesecake is not topped with anything, so adding some of the toppings listed above may compromise the integrity of your “New York” Cheesecake, so add them at your own discretion. (ha ha).
New York Cheesecake is a tasty sweet course to finish off a meal, act as a cheater snack, or serve with another warm treat, for a perfect, yet, different dessert. The best part? Get all of your ingredients delivered right to your door in one hour, direct from Max Delivery.