Rich Cream Cheesecake- The Best Cheesecake Ever !
Rich Cream CheeseCake /"BEST OF BAKING" CookBook :BY Annette Wolter and Christian Teubner
1 3/4 cups (200g.) flour
8 tbsp. (120 g.) butter, cut in small pieces
1/4 c. plus 1 tbsp. (70 g.) sugar
1 egg yolk
Pinch of salt
Grated peel of 1/2 lemon
1 cup (250 ml) milk
1 cup (200 g.) granulated sugar
Grated peel of 1 lemon
Pinch of salt
4 egg yolks
2 env. unflavored gelatin
= 2 tbsp
3 tbsp. water
400 ml whipping cream
(450 ml by the Book)
1 lb. (450 ml.) cream cheese
H o w:
To make shortbread:
Sift flour onto a clean working surface or into a large bowl.
Dot with butter.
Make a well in the center and add sugar, egg yolk, salt and lemon peel.
Working from center outwards, quickly knead all ingredients to a smooth dough.
Press into a ball and wrap in foil or plastic wrap.
Refrigerate 2 hours .
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (190 C).
Grease 2 baking sheets.
Line sides of 10 inch (25 cm) springform cake pan with trip of waxed paper.
On floured surface, roll out dough to make two 10 inch (25 cm) rounds.
Place on greased baking sheets.
Pierce one round all over with fork to prevent it from rising unevenly during baking.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
While still warm, cut round which was pierced with fork into 12 equal portions.
Cool on rack with other round.
To make filling:
Put milk, sugar, salt, lemon peel and egg yolks into a double boiler.
Heat gently, stirring constantly, until smooth and slightly thickened.
Remove lemon custard from heat and transfer to medium bowl.
In small saucepan dissolve gelatin in water over low heat.
Stir into lemon custard.
Whip cream until stiff.
Beat cream cheese to soften.
When custard begins to set, stir in beaten cream cheese.
Put mixture into blender and process until smooth.
Return to bowl and carefully fold in whipped cream.
Place uncut shortbread round into prepared springform pan.
Spoon in cream cheese filling ,smooth the surface.
Arrange cut shortbread on top to form a round.
Refrigerate until set. for 1 night .
Remove cheese cake from pan and carefully peel wax paper away.
Sift powdered sugar over cake.