Cheesecake basics

Year in and year out, when it is a friends birthday, a house-warming party, a leaving party, I almost never come without a cheesecake in hand. Reason is, everyone love a bit ‘o’ cake and cheesecake even better..well my friends do. So after much asking after my recipe, I am finally going to put it on here guys. I particularly dedicate this one to Francessca mama mia! 🙂

So this is the basis that I use for all my cheesecakes.

Biscuit Base:
  • 230 g biscuits ( I like to use McVities digestives but remember it’s your flow and you can use whatever tickles your fancy 🙂 )
  • 100 g unsalted butter
Creamcheese mixture for a 8″ tin (Leave all your ingredients to come to room temp before starting):
  • 450 g cream cheese (I use Philly type)
  • 1 tsp vanilla or 1 vanilla pod cut length-wise and the seed scraped out
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 80 ml double cream
And then to begin:
  • Crush biscuits till it looks like beach sand or well almost 🙂 and add in the melted butter.
  • Press the butter biscuits into the base of a lined 8 inch springform tin
  • Put in the fridge to harden as you prepare your cream cheese mixture
  • Whizz in a food processor or beat together by hand all the cream cheese mixture ingredients being gentle and incorporating as little air as possible here. This prevents your cheesecake from cracking when baking.
  • Pour this into the biscuit base
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 40 mins
  • Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in there to cool for 30 mins
  • Bring out to cool for a further 30 mins and it’s ready.
I always prefer to make cheesecakes 1 day in advance as I find the mixture just melds together making it even more yummy in my mouth and tummy too.
And the next day I begin to prepare to dress it up with various delicious toppings:)), which I will explain on the subsequent pages but first here’s a few pics of what I dress them up in:

5 thoughts on “Cheesecake basics

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    • Bonjour Ivan, you can use the petit beurre biscuits as a base. I have used them before and it was good. However you can find the Mcvities Digestives now at Monoprix near aisles where they sell the sablée biscuits. I was on a hunt for them when I arrived in Paris and was delighted to find and buy them from Monoprix.

      Goodluck, thanks for stopping by and happy cheesecake baking 🙂

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