Cheesecake would be cheesecake translated into our language, but that translation would be far from the truth. It’s definitely a cake, also known simply as cheesecake in Slovenia. Its preparation can be very simple, but it offers many additions that delay the whole cheesecake project. It’s a single- or multi-layered dessert, and the largest of them all is a version made with cream cheese, sugar, and eggs. If the cheesecake also has a bottom layer, it’s mostly made with harder ingredients that give it some base. We know that cheesecake is a delicious dish that can be prepared in many ways. We’ve gone through the best cheesecake recipes and tackled some of the most traditional ones too.
A recipe for a classic cheesecake
For a very classic and easy cheesecake recipe, we need half a kilo of biscuits of your choice, 100 grams of butter, 900 grams of cream cheese, a pot of sugar, 150 grams of sour cream, four eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Grind the biscuits and add the melted butter and mix until a biscuit dough forms. Pour into the cake tin and press evenly onto the base and spread. In a bowl on medium speed, combine cream cheese, vanilla extract, and sugar. When a smooth mixture is obtained, add the eggs one at a time, beating on the lowest speed. When a smooth mass has formed, pour it into the model on top of the previously placed cookie dough. Place in the oven and bake on the set heat for about fifty minutes. Leave the cheesecake in the oven for twenty minutes and then remove it. Allow to cool, then place in the fridge where the cheesecake will stay overnight.
Oreo cheesecake recipe
For a no-bake Oreo cheesecake, we need 300 grams of Oreo cookies, 75 grams of butter, 400 grams of cream cheese, 80 grams of powdered sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, 75 grams of chopped Oreo cookies and 10 grams of whipped cream.
Grind the cookies until they are completely crushed. Add the melted butter and stir until you get a smooth mixture. Place in a baking dish lined with baking paper and cover the bottom and edges. Put something into the fridge. To prepare the cream, you need to mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract with a mixer. Add the cream fix and stir for a minute or two until the entire mixture thickens. Add the coarsely grated Oreo cookies to the mixture and toss lightly with a spatula to evenly distribute the cookies throughout the mixture. Pour the resulting cream over the cooled biscuit base and leave in the fridge overnight. You can sprinkle the top of the cheesecake with some crushed Oreo cookies, cocoa, or melted chocolate before serving.
Nutella cheesecake recipe
It takes you less than half an hour of work to make a no-bake Nutella cheesecake. You will need 200 grams of biscuits, 80 grams of butter, at least two tablespoons of Nutella (you can also substitute VikiCream, LinoLado or similar spread), 400 grams of cream cheese, 50 grams of powdered sugar and 370 grams of Nutella.
Crush all the cookies into crumbs, add melted butter and Nutella. Mix everything together until you get a smooth mixture. Pour into a mold lined with baking paper and spread over the bottom and edges. Place in the fridge to harden. This is followed by the preparation of the cream part. Cream cheese with powdered sugar should be mixed with a mixer to get a creamy texture. Add the Nutella and stir until the mixture is even. Pour into the previously set bottom of the cookies and flatten the top of the entire cheesecake. Leave in the fridge overnight and serve the next day.
Some tricks for the perfect cheesecake
Cheesecake is an easy dessert, but a lot can go wrong. To ensure that each cheesecake recipe is executed as it should be and even faster than the advertised time, we have prepared some tricks to improve cheesecake.
Keep your cream cheese at room temperature. It is important that the cream cheese is free of lumps and can be easily mixed with the other ingredients. Cream cheese that’s too hard doesn’t mix easily, and lumps and lumps form. If you forgot the cream cheese, you can chop it into smaller pieces and heat for about twenty seconds, which is just right. Your cream cheese will be at room temperature.
You can use quite a bit of flour in your cheesecake. Your dessert will be creamier and more cohesive.
Add a little sour cream to ensure your dessert bakes properly. For many, the slightly stronger flavor of sour cream will lighten up nicely while also making the cheesecake even creamier.
If you mix too much or too fast, the texture will be different. These mixing methods create air bubbles and resultant cracks and bumps in the cheesecake. Stir according to recommendation and by feel.
Do not open the oven while you are baking the cheesecake. This will allow all of the moist and hot air to escape from the oven, causing the cheesecake to fall or bake unevenly.
Gradually and gradually cool the cheesecake. Leave it in the oven for the first 30 minutes after baking to cool down to a certain temperature. Then leave it outside at room temperature for a while before putting it in the fridge
If you bake it for too long, the dessert will crack or even burn. You’ll know the cheesecake is done when the edges are baked and the inside is a little flexible. Such a consistency is the best version of cheesecake.
Quick tips for creating a cheesecake
- Your dairy ingredients should be full fat
- Oil the model or baking pan
- Place parchment paper on the bottom of the baking sheet
- Use different ingredients for decoration
- Lightly turn on the oven beforehand
- Do not open the oven while baking
- Use a knife to separate it from the model
- Be patient with the crafting
The number one piece of advice you can take when creating your cheesecake (or anywhere else) is to use your imagination. Customize the cheesecake recipe and add your own imprint. Fancy more fruits like raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries or bananas in your cheesecake? Do it then. Is there anything to substitute in the cheesecake recipe? do that too Cheesecake is a dessert that has been prepared by many and created real masterpieces. Now it’s up to you to turn a classic cheesecake recipe into your own masterpiece that all your friends and acquaintances will crave.
Author: Žiga Kastelic, PHOTO: pixabay.com