Had 2lbs of cream cheese, and my downstairs neighbor who had given it to me had requested a cheesecake, so I made cheesecake! I think this is the first time that I made it by myself. It turned out so creamy, soft, and yummy! I know I’m supposed to let it set overnight… but we all got 2 pieces each, so I’m going to enjoy one tonight and one tomorrow. Ah, calories.
Referred to this recipe and this one.
Got a tiny bit “creative” and adjusted materials to fit what I had.
For sourdough crust:
1 cup & 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup raw cane sugar
1 egg, beaten
8 tbsp butter, softened
2 lbs Philadelphia cream cheese
~6/10 cup raw cane sugar + enough honey to have 8/10 cup sugar (we prefer less sweet things)
2 tbsp of flour (could have had 3, just thought it was supposed to be 2)
4 eggs, beaten separately
Steps (Past tense since it’s kind of my recollection):
1. Preheated oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Coated a 9” glass dish with butter. (By the way, 9” is too small… or mine was too shallow.)
2. Made crust by first beating eggs, adding the flour, sugar, and softened butter. Spread it to the edges of the pan. Pricked everywhere with fork, baked 15 min (turned it around in the oven since my oven doesn’t bake things evenly). Let cool for several minutes.
3. Mixed 4 eggs in small bowl. Softened cream cheese, put in large metallic mixing bowl. Added sugar/honey and flour, but hard to mix (I tried it with an electric hand mixer)… Put on top of my stove (raised now to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C)) in attempts to melt cream cheese further. It worked. Added egg bit by bit, mixed.
4. I wasn’t sure how much I needed to blend. It looked creamy enough, although it had TONS of lumps, I figured it was okay and poured it into the pan. (I don’t know, you don’t want to overmix egg mixtures cause it’ll get flatter…)
5. Baked for 10 minutes (turned around again for more even baking). Reduced temperature to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C) kept baking for about 65 minutes (turned around after about 30 minutes for even baking).
6. Took out, done!
A bit of improvising/creative thinking for today.