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Monday, September 18, 2006

It's semester break - treat yourself with a nice (piece of) cheese cake!

As my debut post on studentsonabudget, this recipe is specially dedicated to rich-textured-cheese cake lovers.

So we are on a budget doesn't mean we can't treat ourselves with nice food. The cheese cake recipe I am sharing is my most favourite baking recipe ever. Why? It's easy, cheap and as good as those you bought from cafes! (even tastes better than some cafes'!)

New York Cheesecake!

Here are what you need:

  • 375g cream cheese (I tried out a few brands, turns out Kraft's Philadelphia works the best)
  • Approx 70g sugar
  • 2-3 eggs (depends on size; separate the yolks and whites)
  • Butter (if you don't mind poor presentation, you don't even need it, it's just for greasing the bake-ware)
  • Oven
  • 8-9" round-shaped bake-ware
  • Whisk (or an electronic beater can always save you from sore arms)
That's it! You don't even need flour!

And before we start, please make sure everything is at room temperature.

During the preparation, we will create two batters: the cheese batter and the egg whites)

Ready? Here we go:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degree celcius
  2. Start preparing the cheese batter: Beat the cream cheese until smooth. During the process, add the egg yolks one by one to help. Also add half the sugar (35g) into this batter.
  3. Set the cheese batter aside, start preparing the egg white batter: Beat the egg white until it stands (at the perfect state, it should stand so still that it won't even fall out from the bowl if you flip the bowl upside-down) then, whisk the remaining sugar (35g) into the egg whites too.
  4. Then, FOLD the egg white batter into the cheese batter.
  5. Pour the mixture of two batters into the greased bake-ware.
  6. Pop it into the oven and wait for around 35-45 minutes. (depends how brown you want)
Ta-da! That's it. With less than 10 bucks you can make a yummy cheese cake that can serve 8 people a yummy treat (or indulge yourself for a whole long day) so why pay starbucks 5 bucks for a piece?

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What do you mean by folding the egg white batter?

noelbynature said...

folding as opposed to mixing. with your spatula, bring the bottom of the mix to the top by "folding", so that in the end you don't get a mixture of the yellow and white, but more like swirly-layer. uhm... am i making sense?

Janice Lo said...

hmm...folding is 'just blending the two thing together GENTLY' instead of beating, which is mixing them with vigorous motion and speed.

Anonymous said...

you should put a recipe for crust made out of gram crackers