The Cooking Show 2.0
Oh, we’ve done it now. We’ve taken the ultra-fatty plunge and started talking about cheesecake! Damn son! Dj Hanabi also gives you the gift of his favorite cheesecake recipe. What more can you ask for? Seriously what more, you ingrates!
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons suga
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup unsalted butter melted, plus extra fro greasing
4 packages (8oz each) cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons all-purpose (plain) flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup (8oz) sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs, at room temperature
To make the crust, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan. In a bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Stir until the mixture is well blended and the crumbs are evenly moist. Pour into the springform pan and press evenly onto the bottom and and about 1 1/2 inches up the sides of the pan. Bake until lightly golden and set, about 10 minutes. Let cool on a rack. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
To make the filling, in a large bowl combine the cream cheese, flour, and salt. Using a mixer set on medium-high speed, beat until very smooth and fluffy, stopping and scraping down the sides frequently. Add the sugar, sour cream, and vanilla. Beat until well blend, again scraping down the side frequently. Add the eggs one at a time, being well after each addition. Pour into the crust.
Bake the cheesecake until the filling is set but the center still jiggles slightly when the pan is gently shaken and the edges are slightly puffed, 60-70 minutes. THe filling will firm as it cools. Let cool on a rack to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled (overnight is best).
To serve, unclasp and remove the pan side, then run a long thin icing spatula between the pan bottom and the crust. Carefully slide the cake onto a flat serving plate. Using a thin-bladed knife cut the cake into slice, dipping the knife in hot water and wiping it dry before each cut.
And boom goes the dynamite, you now have a delicious cheesecake.
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