Plain Cheesecake beckons you into the world of decadence, where a simple yet luxurious fusion of cream cheese, sweet biscuits, and a subtle lemony kick creates a dessert that transcends simplicity into pure indulgence. This timeless classic is a treat for your taste buds and a celebration of culinary elegance.
About the Recipe
Embark on a culinary journey with our Plain Cheesecake – a delightful creation that encapsulates the essence of a velvety, no-frills dessert. The marriage of sweet and creamy elements promises a taste experience that’s both comforting and luxurious.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Dive into the velvety layers of our Plain Cheesecake, where the sweetness of biscuits harmonizes with the rich creaminess of cheese. This dessert is not just a culinary masterpiece; it’s an ode to simplicity, making it a must-try for novice and experienced bakers.
For the perfect biscuit crust, thoroughly mix the butter, creating a firm yet crumbly base. Watch for the telltale signs when baking – a golden top and a slight jiggle in the centre, ensuring a perfectly set cheesecake.
Serving and Storing Suggestions
Savour the elegance by serving slices of Plain Cheesecake with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or a drizzle of berry compote. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to five days, maintaining their divine texture.
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Explore the world of dessert decadence with our Chocolate Ganache Tart and Classic Tiramisu. Each recipe offers a unique twist on indulgence, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings.
While our Plain Cheesecake is a delightful treat, it’s important to enjoy it in moderation. Cream cheese contributes to the indulgent texture, and the biscuits add a touch of sweetness, making it a wonderful occasional dessert.
- 1/2 tin Condensed Milk
- 250 g Cream Cheese
- 1/2 cup Sweet and Sour Biscuits (crushed)
- 2 tbsp Sugar (powdered)
- 2 tbsp Butter (melted)
- 1 Egg
- 1 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
- Salt (a small pinch)
- Combine crushed biscuits and melted butter in a bowl.
- Add powdered sugar and mix well.
- Lightly beat cream cheese.
- Mix in condensed milk, egg, and salt until smooth.
- Add lemon juice and mix again.
- Pour the biscuit mixture into a greased cake tin and top with the cream cheese mixture.
- Bake at 200°C for 30-40 mins; check doneness with a skewer or gentle press.
- Cool for 15 minutes before removing from the tin.
- Serve and savour the velvety goodness.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a different type of biscuit for the crust?
Absolutely! While sweet and sour biscuits add a unique flavour, you can experiment with graham crackers or digestive biscuits for a different twist to your Plain Cheesecake.
Can I make this Cheesecake ahead of time and freeze it?
Certainly! Plain Cheesecake freezes well. Ensure it’s thoroughly cooled before wrapping it in plastic wrap and freezing. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator for a delightful treat.
Can I substitute condensed milk with another sweetener?
Condensed milk contributes to the rich texture and sweetness. While substitutions are possible, they may alter the taste and consistency. Experiment cautiously, considering your sweetness preference.
How can I prevent cracks on the cheesecake surface?
To minimize cracks, avoid overmixing the batter, and don’t overbake. A water bath during baking can also help maintain moisture, ensuring a smooth and crack-free surface.
What’s a suitable pairing for Plain Cheesecake?
Enhance your Plain Cheesecake experience with a side of fresh berries or a drizzle of caramel sauce. Pair it with a hot cup of espresso or your favourite flavoured tea for a delightful contrast.