Baking Cheesecake

When I started this blog again I decided I’d use it for a bit of baking talk as well as book reviews. I’ve done a load of baking since coming home from university but I haven’t yet got round to writing a baking post for my blog, because I always forget to take photos! But here are a few of the cakes I’ve made since being back…

Photo 19-08-2015 19 25 20 Photo 12-08-2015 17 51 15 Photo 21-07-2015 11 22 43 Photo 10-07-2015 12 14 00

But here’s my first baking blog, about cheesecakes!

I’ve made fridge set cheesecakes (relying on gelatine to set) many times before, all with success, but I hadn’t ever tried making a baked cheesecake. I am so fond of New York Cheesecake, and have been ever since I tried some while in New York with mum back in 2010.


I always complain though that it is so expensive to buy in the supermarkets (about £4) so I’ve never actually bought it in the shop before. But having bought the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook and seeing cheesecakes on Great British Bake Off last week, I couldn’t resist! Plus, I’ve introduced my parents to GBBO, and they’ve started watching it with me on a Wednesday evening, so of course they were super keen for me to make them a cheesecake!

I am pleased to say that my New York Cheesecake turned out great! The biscuit base got a little soggy, because the water I was baking it in managed to seep into the tin a little bit, but it still tasted great! The only other issue was the cookbook said to bake it for 30-40 minutes… Well that turned in to nearly 2 hours baking time, but never mind!

So here’s how I made it

Photo 31-08-2015 18 32 24

Make the biscuit base

Photo 31-08-2015 18 37 49 Photo 31-08-2015 18 37 56

Mix together a load of soft cheese with vanilla extract and sugar…

Photo 31-08-2015 18 51 12

…Until it is lovely and creamy

Photo 31-08-2015 18 53 09

Pour into baking tin

Photo 31-08-2015 18 53 50

Bake until golden on the top and until it has a very slight “wobble”

Photo 01-09-2015 18 05 39

Leave it to set overnight in the fridge, and it should look something like this!

Then I didn’t leave it there, I decided that I would make a homemade raspberry coulis (sauce) to go with it! So…

Photo 01-09-2015 15 06 58

Wash the raspberries

Photo 01-09-2015 15 09 18

Blend them with some sugar and lemon juice

Photo 01-09-2015 15 14 48

Sieve out the pips

Photo 01-09-2015 15 17 57

Pour into a jug and leave to chill in the fridge for a few hours!

And here we have it, the finished product. New York Cheesecake with raspberry sauce

Photo 01-09-2015 19 19 57


One thought on “Baking Cheesecake

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s