Thursday, May 26, 2011

What's not to love about cheesecake?


Just thinking of it sets my mouth to watering a soft, smooth, rich and creamy piece of cheesecake. Cheesecakes have their own unique taste.The variation of cheesecakes gives a big range of flavour to cater everyone's tastebud.My dad loves cheesecake.That's why I love cheesecake too.I think it runs in the family.We used to spend time together at Secret Recipe indulging cheesecakes like there's no tomorrow..Oh I miss those moments..

A lil bit enlightenment on the history of cheesecake. It is believed that the origin of cheesecake is from the ancient Greece. The first recorded history of cheesecake is as being served to the athletes during the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. Cool huh?

I was craving for other cheesecake variations so I googled into my favourite website, and  found a great master recipe for cheesecake.Thanks to Pam Anderson for the wonderful recipe.I've done a bit of adjustment to cater my own tastebud.I hope you guys like it..Enjoy the recipe!!!

This master recipe is for a plain original cheesecake.Continue reading to the bottom of the post to know the variation of cheesecake recipes you can create from this master recipe.

Ingredients needed to make a mouthwatering cheesecake :

The base
2 cups of biscuit crumbs of your choice (graham crackers, oat biscuits, famous chocolate wafers)
It's the matter of preference actually.I prefer the oat biscuits as the base for my cheesecake.

1 stick(115 gram) of butter, melted

The cake part

675 g of cream cheese  

1 cup of sugar

3 large eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1/4 cup of heavy cream

1/4 cup of sour cream

Step by step to make the cheesecake

We start with the base
  • Finely crush the biscuits you've chosen to make the crumbs.Blend them in a food processor is the fastest way of doing it.
  • Mix the biscuit crumbs with a stick of melted butter.
  • Then, press firmly onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Walla!!! Dah siap pon base.

 Now let's continue to the cake part

  •  With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Gradually beat in sugar on medium speed.
  • Beat eggs, one at a time, just so that it is well blended..Don't overmixed.
  • Reduce the speed to slow, beat in vanilla, followed by heavy cream and sour cream.
  • Walla! Dah siap pon the cake part.Mhmmmm rich and creamy...
  • Pour the batter over the prepared crust.

It's time to bake the cake..Before u start on the cake, u should preheat the oven to 165 degree celcius. I tried the water bath method to bake this cake.It's great as it prevents cracking on the top of the cheesecake.I would explain about it more when I write on the tips to bake a cheesecake.
  • Bake the cake for 40 minutes or until the centre is almost set.
  • Turn off the oven and leave the door slightly open.Let it be inside the over for about 30 minutes to ensure even cooling of the cake.
Cool in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.I repeat at least 4 hours.This is to ensure a good texture of the cheesecake.The longer you leave it in the fridge, the better the texture will get.This cheesecake can be kept for about 4 days.The one I did could barely last overnight.Satu rumah cheesecake lover kot...hee

There are a variety of cheesecake flavours that you can explore by experimenting with this master recipe.
I've tried two variations using this master recipe.The first one was Lemon Cheesecake and the second one was Snickers Cheesecake with chocolate peanut topping.

Lemon Cheesecake
You only need to stir in 4 teaspoons of finely grated lemon zest into the batter.For the topping, spread 1/2 cup of lemon curd over the top of the cheesecake.I couldn't find the lemon curd so I made my own.
You'll need 3 eggs,1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice,1/4 cup melted butter and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest.The recipe goes like this, Beat eggs and sugar in the top of a double boiler.Stir in lemon juice, butter and lemon zest.Cook for about 15 minutes or until the mixture thickened.Let it cool before pouring over the top of the cheesecake.

Lemon Cheesecake
You can try the recipe with other fruits like orange, apple, strawberries or raspberry.Topping the cake with fruit jams is also not a bad idea.

Snickers Cheesecake
If you like the cheesecake to be more chocolatey, you can use the Famous Chocolate Wafers as the base.Stir in 9 fun-size(15 gram) snickers bars into the batter, each cut into small pieces.I did chocolate ganache for the topping and sprinkled roasted almond on top of it.To know the way of making chocolate ganache, please click here.

 Snickers Cheesecake

Have you heard of Daim or Kit Kat cheesecake? Why not give it a try! I would love to try using Daim on the next attempt.Oh M&M suddenly popped into my mind...hee..x cuba x tahu kan..howoe

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, bake, eat and be jolly!
Tschüss und mach's gut!


Ijah EmoTemo said...

wah. snickers cheese cake? nampakk sedap! haish stress tgk sbb tak boleh nk buat sbb oven rosak T_T

eh mohtip ai cerita kt sini ekeke -.-'

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to ijah:
La kesian u..cepat lari gi rumah mak timah pinjam oven dia..hee

Jebat said...

jangan makan cheese banyak2 cepat GEMOK eeeee

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to jebat:
Haha..tu ar dah tembam dah ni..

farah said...

how about blueberry cheesecake?pernah buat tak?or do i missed it?

farah said...

blueberry cheesecake?pernah cuba tak?or dah missed somewhere?heee =D

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to farah:
I'm not into blueberry...hee..strawberry lagi mengancam kot..

WZulhilmi said...

resepi ni mcm pricey sikit tgk nk beli bahan dia tapi sedapnya tgk. =(

Wan Ahmad Izudean said...

cheese cake! memang sedap! nak buat sendiri tak pernah pulak sebab cheese bkualiti kat m'sia agak mahal.

sully86 said...


Imeldot said...

buat lah oreo cheesecake!!dap2 ;)

Afir said...

try durian plak ah...maybe delicious gak kot..ahhaa

Miss Dolce and Gabbana said...

waa..cheesecake..lama gila dah tak makan.Paling last sentuh tu pun last semester..haha..awesome..haha

khadijah said...

hey nabil i think u boleh bukak bisnes cheesecake la bile u balik msia nanti.
u boleh namakan kedai tu HOWOE.haha.i suke trademark howoe u tu XD

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to WZulhilmi:
Tu la barang kat Malaysia mahal kan...deswai cheesecake kat Malaysia agak mahal..

to Wan:
Tu la..Nanti balik nak bawak balik cream cheese bnyk2 buat untuk seisi keluarga..

to sully:
wee..kita serupa...

to Imeldot:
Ni mesti x godek2 blog ni dulu..dah ada la resipi oreo cheesecake..

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to Afir:
Eh ada kat cheesecake durian..kat Secret kat sini mana nak cari durian..howoe..

to Miss Dolce and Gabbana:
Lama nyer...kalau i sebulan x makan dah merana..hee

to Khadijah:
Really..thanx..oh I xde la sampai nak bukak bisnes..just buat for fun and makan kat rumah je..bukan cantik pon buat..howoe

Judiene said...

The snickers cheesecake just made me go crazy!
Must try this one!
Thanks for sharing bro.
I had no idea you can turn snickers bars into a cheesecake.


La Petite Cherie ♡ said...

Omg I love baking too and Snickers cheesecake is definitely the next thing I'm gonna bake! Thanks for the idea, Chef Nabeyl! :D

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to judiene:
Hehe..believe or not..i pon teruja when i saw the recipe..i'm gonna try daim next time..

to la petite cherie:
No worries..have fun baking!

masyitah farahin che mansor said...

tabik spring!!even i dunno how to bake a cake =_='

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to masyitah farahin che mansor:
Hee..thanx...actually it's not that should give it a try!

Nur said...

Suka sangat post pasal makanan. Saje je...Ergh nak Snickers cheescake tuh! But, I prefer cooking rather than baking.

Anonymous said...

terliuqqqq nengok cheese cake tuh...blh buat rancangan bersama chef nabil ni kt astro channel AFC nihhhh

achik ezam said...

asal bukak belog nabil je mesti terliur...

GILA SEDAPPP kek itu!!!!!!!!

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to nur:
Oh i plak the other way is not my cup of tea..hee

to anonymous:
haha..xle la jadi doesnt love me..

to achik:
Hee..kena try buat la achik..lagi terliur..

Siti Suriani said...

Sedap giler!!

annalia said...

nyum2 nmpak sedap la...tak bleh tenung gamba cheesecake tu lama2..very tempting + buat saya terliur..

jijah said...

nabil, i try buat cheese cake gune ur recipe ni semlm.. sume org kate sedap!!! hoho, btw, thanks for sharing!

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to siti:
memang sedapppp

to annalia:
Camtu u kena try buat la annalia

to jijah:
Glad everyone liked worries..nanti i jumpa new recipe yang best akan share lagi.hee

Nisa' said...

I love everything about cheese! :')

Jumokei said...

My cousin recommended this websie the moment I mentioned 'cheesecake'. Your Snickers Cheesecake looks really good. I have to try! Thanks for the recipe!

Here's showing some love from Singapore! <3

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to nisa:
Hee..cheese is one of the man's greatest inventions...

to Jumokei:
No problem Jumokei...I'm glad to share what I've learnt from others...Have fun baking yeah!