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02/21/2014 // 24 comments

Bright.Bakes: The Original New York Cheesecake

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Hurrah! My first Bright.Bakes post of the year is here and it was inspired by my recent trip to NYC. Craving a classic slice of action from my favourite city I decided to bake a proper New York cheesecake that’s made with cream cheese and not cooked in a bain-marie. I followed the recipe in Marc Grossman’s cookbook New York Cult Recipes (NYC fans – you need this book in your repertoire, trust me!) and it turned out looking exactly like it does in the book. Score! Fancy an indulgent slice of Brooklyn-in-a-mouthful this weekend? OK, here’s what you need to do:

THE CRUST
Grease a 28cm spring-base cake tin and preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Combine the crushed biscuits, sugar and melted butter before compacting it into an even layer on the base of the cake tin. Bake for 15 minutes in the cover and then take it out before turning the oven up to 230°C (450°F/Gas 8).

THE FILLING
Use an electric mixer or food processor to combine all the filling ingredients in the order they are listed, until smooth. Pour over the crust and bake for 10 minutes. Without opening the oven, lower the temperature to 100°C (200°F/Gas 1/2) and cook for a further 50 minutes. By this time the filling should still be a little wobbly in the middle. Turn the oven off and leave the cheesecake to cool inside for two hours. Afterwards, take it out of the oven to fully cool before refrigerating for at least four hours before serving.

Have you ever made a New York cheesecake? What’s your favourite New York-inspired sweet treat?

// Photography by Will Taylor | Recipe from New York Cult Recipes by Marc Grossman

Susan

21 / 21 / 2014

Now this is what I’m talking about! You did a great job as it’s tricky to cook a cheesecake this way.

Bea

21 / 21 / 2014

Perfect for this weekend’s dinner party, thanks!! Gonna have to get that book because NY is the best!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

21 / 21 / 2014

@Susan – Thank you! It was quite a lengthy process but totally worth it.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

21 / 21 / 2014

@Bea – Have a great dinner party and let me know what you think of the book!

Wow, that looks amazing and delicious! Will, how did you know I’ve been thinking about cakes and all sorts of sweet things? ;-) I’ve been craving sweet & chocolates all day long this last week, and your post looks so yummy… Saving this recipe in my favourites!!!
Hugs, Inge & the little baby boy in my belly :-) x

Anya

21 / 21 / 2014

It looks delish Will – we made the one from Nigella’s cookbook, and added some raspberry coulis – oh heavenly :) happy weekend my friend. Ax

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

21 / 21 / 2014

@Inge – It’s definitely one to try if you’re craving something sweet! ;) x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

21 / 21 / 2014

@Anya – Ohhh that sounds delicious! No doubt it was totally indulgent if it was a Nigella recipe! ;) x

Katherines Corner

21 / 21 / 2014

divine, a delicious treat, please pass the milk. Hugs. P.S> I invite you to share this post at my Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ( you can link up through Saturday)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

21 / 21 / 2014

@Katherine – Thanks!

Bea

22 / 22 / 2014

Will, thank you for this recipe!
I love cheesecake!!
And this one looks so delicious!!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

22 / 22 / 2014

@Bea – Thanks for stopping by! So pleased you liked this recipe!

jorge

22 / 22 / 2014

Yes I have! but the recipe I followed was way more the different from yours. Gonna try tough to make yours and see wichsis better. Great photos!

Kristin

22 / 22 / 2014

Looks so good. Now I am craving a really good cheese cake. By the way, I love the photos you took!

caroline @trend-daily

22 / 22 / 2014

Gorgeous! And of course yours turned out just like the book-you probably remember to put all the ingredients in ;-) This is Jon’s favourite, so I’ll bookmark it and make it for his 50th in June!Have you enough fabulous pics and recipes for your cook book yet lovely ?? xxx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

23 / 23 / 2014

@jORGE – Great! Hope you enjoy making this recipe! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

23 / 23 / 2014

@Kristin – Thank you so much! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

23 / 23 / 2014

@Caroline – Ahhhh, that’s such a lovely idea! 50th will be a big celebration no doubt! Big hugs xxx

2moiselles

24 / 24 / 2014

Looks delicious, thank you for sharing!! http://WWW.2MOISELLES.FR

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

24 / 24 / 2014

@2moiselles – My pleasure!

JO

25 / 25 / 2014

this looks yummy. I’ve never mad a NY style cheesecake but I do love my mum’s recipe for Pineapple cooked cheesecake, it is very mourish. I do love cheescake anyway and so perhaps I might give this one a whirl. Only problem is finding lots of friends to help me eat it, otherwise it’ll be me doing that all alone which would be tres bad
Jo x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

25 / 25 / 2014

@Jo – Yes, I always send my OH into his office with at least 2/3rds of it or I would eat it ALL!

Teresa

02 / 2 / 2014

Loved this post… its one of my favs from february…. thankyou for sharing http://tcake.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/social-media-sunday-february.html
ive now featured it on my blog… just need a day off to make the cheesecake!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

02 / 2 / 2014

@Teresa – Thanks so much for featuring the post on your blog! :)