The Newyorker Cheesecake

INGREDIENTS

Crust

  • 2 cups Digestive biscuits (finely crushed)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar

Filling

  • 900g cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Ponthier frozen raspberries for garnish

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC & grease a 9 inch springform pan.
  2. To make the crust, combine the crushed biscuits, sugar and melted butter in a large bowl and mix until evenly incorporated.
  3. Spread the crust mixture evenly over the bottom of the springform pan & about 1 inch up the sides of the pan. Place in the fridge and leave to cool.
  4. In a large bowl add the sugar, cream cheese & four. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, while constantly beating the mixture. Add the whipping cream, lemon zest & vanilla extract; beat until incorporated.
  5. Remove the crust from the fridge & poor in the filling.
  6. Place in the center of the oven and bake for 15 min. Then lower the oven temperature to 120ºC and bake for another 60-90 min or until firm with the center being slightly wobbly.
  7. Remove from oven, place on a wire rack and allow to cool.
  8. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  9. Serve cheesecake with berries scattered on top.

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