How To Make A Cheesecake From Scratch
Cheesecakes are a favorite comfort food for many around the world. From North America to Asia, from the ancient Greeks to modern day Philadelphia, this sweet and savory dessert satisfies all cheese and cake lovers. Interestingly, it is both a cake as well as being a pie, most commonly made with a crust of cookie or biscuit crumbs.
Despite its popularity, a cheesecake is surprisingly easy to make, especially with the detailed, step-by-step instructions in the recipe below. You will just need to:
Prepare the crust (no baking required … yet)
Whip up the filling and pour it over the crust
And leave it to bake for about an hour
And the list of ingredients is short: you must have cream cheese, of course, along with milk, sugar, eggs, butter and the cookie or biscuit crumbs, along with a little flour and vanilla extract.
The toughest part in baking a cheesecake is actually the waiting time, as you must let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours for the filling to set and firm up properly, thus helping to develop the characteristic sweet and savory taste of the cheesecake.
There was one time I had made this very same cheesecake and because of the wonderful smell of it being baked, I couldn’t wait to taste it immediately after pulling it out of the oven. As it was still hot from the oven, the filling was very light and its taste was too subtle, and my impatience had left a small hole in the otherwise perfect cheesecake.
But after it had been chilled, the filling had firmed up and the taste was much stronger and nicer.
So, here’s your opportunity to make a cheesecake for yourself. But you have to promise yourself that you will resist tasting it until it had chilled thoroughly … you will not regret it!