Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Welcoming New Year with a sweet treat

I wanted to make a cheese cake since a long time. But I have never tasted a cheesecake in my life so didn't know what to expect. I searched for few recipes and all the recipes called for a spring form pan. That was another reason that I kept postponing the idea.
Then one day I wanted to use up half a pack of cream cheese that was lying in my refrigerator. All I could think of was a cheese cake.
Most of the recipes required sour cream along with cream cheese and the quantity of cream cheese I had was very less to follow any recipe. So I just went with basic method and didn't follow any recipe.
With the ingredients I used I could just make a small cake. Infact it looked more like a pie.
For the crust, I powdered some biscotti and biscuits and mixed them with melted butter. Also added a tsp of milk.
Lined a small use and throw kind of a baking foil pan with parchment paper. Buttered the paper and spread the biscuit mixture evenly. Then baked at 350 deg F for 15 min.

Then I took the cream cheese at room temp. and blended it with half an egg, some powdered sugar, little vanilla essence and poured it over the crust. Kept the baking foil pan in a bigger pan with some water(water bath) and baked for 30 min at 350 deg till it was set. Decorated it with some grated chocolate and coloured sprinkles.

It came out quite well and so I wanted to post this dish to refer in future. May the next time I make it I may be able to post the exact recipe.
Now its upto to you whether u call it a cheesecake or a pie or just a sweet treat.

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