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#1 Sun 02 Aug 09 8:26pm

kfiggitt

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAKED & CHILLED CHEESECAKE?

Hi,
I am entering a "cake off" and have decided to bake a vanilla cheesecake. I was wondering if anyone knew what the difference was between baked and chilled cheesecakes? I want to make the best cheesecake ever (winner of cake off gets prize) and have only ever made chilled cheesecakes before.
Any advice welcome.... smile

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#2 Sun 02 Aug 09 8:52pm

LouLucky13

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Member since Sat 24 Jan 09

Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAKED & CHILLED CHEESECAKE?

baked is the traditional new york style cheesecake made with eggs

much denser and richer than the chilled ones - a lot of people who find cheesecake a bit much always tend to prefer the chilled ones, although the baked tend to be less sugary and creamy and more suitable for folks without too much of a sweet tooth.


i don't care either way, it's all about the crust baby!

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#3 Mon 03 Aug 09 12:58am

Anna

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Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAKED & CHILLED CHEESECAKE?

Ooh, d'you know, Nigella's recipe for baked chocolate cheesecake is delicious.  It's essential to make it at least a day before, as it somehow needs to settle and 'mature'.  It's rich but not too sweet, and so good with a big dollop of creme fraiche. 

Also, it's imperative you follow her advice to coat the tin (right up to the top edge) in clingfilm on the outside, as even the newest Springform tin presents too much of a leakage risk - and no one likes a soggy bottom.

I know you've decided on your recipe - and please share! - but you have to try this one.  It's seriously good, especially now that it's raspberry season.  smile

   
INGREDIENTS

FOR THE BASE
125g digestive biscuits
60g butter (I always end up using a bit more, more like 80g as I prefer a moister crust)
1 tablespoon cocoa
FOR THE FILLING
175g dark chocolate, chopped small
500g Philadelphia cream cheese
150g caster sugar
1 tablespoon Birds custard powder (not necessary at all, but if you've got an open sachet it won't hurt)
3 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
150ml sour cream (or just use a 142ml pot)
1/2 teaspoon cocoa, dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water
FOR THE GLAZE (OPTIONAL)
75g dark chocolate, finely chopped
125ml double cream
1 teaspoon golden syrup (also not strictly necessary)


METHOD

   
1.    To make the base, process the biscuits to make rough crumbs and then add the butter and cocoa.
2.    Process again until it makes damp, clumping crumbs and then tip them into a 23cm springform tin. Press the biscuit crumbs into the bottom of the tin to make an even base and put into the freezer while you make the filling.
3.    Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180C. Put a kettle on to boil. Melt the chocolate either in a microwave or double boiler, and set aside to cool slightly.
4.    Beat the cream cheese to soften it, and then add the sugar and custard powder, beating again to combine. Beat in the whole eggs and then the yolks, and the sour cream. Finally add the cocoa dissolved in hot water and the melted chocolate, and mix to a smooth batter.
5.    Take the springform tin out of the freezer and line the outside of the tin with a good layer of clingfilm, and then another layer of strong foil over that. This will protect it from the water bath.
6.    Sit the springform tin in a roasting pan and pour in the cheesecake filling. Fill the roasting pan with just-boiled water to come about halfway up the cake tin, and bake in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour. The top of the cheesecake should be set, but the underneath should still have a wobble to it.
7.    Peel away the foil and clingfilm wrapping and sit the cheesecake in its tin on a rack to cool. Put in the fridge once its no longer hot, and leave to set, covered with clingfilm, overnight. Let it lose its chill before unspringing the cheesecake to serve.
8.    To make the chocolate glaze, very gently melt the chopped chocolate, cream and syrup. When the chocolate has nearly melted, take off the heat and whisk it to a smooth sauce. Let it cool a little, and then Jackson Pollock it over the chocolate cheesecake on its serving plate. Use the remaining glaze as an accompanying sauce.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Regard the glaze as optional: it makes it into more of a dinner party thang, but there is no call to get busy if youd rather not. A few raspberries alongside would be heavenly, but again, no need to bother adding a single thing.

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#4 Mon 03 Aug 09 5:33am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAKED & CHILLED CHEESECAKE?

My baked cheesecake uses ricotta and I find it MUCH lighter than the chilled cheesecake that seem to me like a slice of sweet fat!
It is an Italian recipe, not NY! wink

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#5 Mon 03 Aug 09 7:24am

kfiggitt

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Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAKED & CHILLED CHEESECAKE?

Thanks for all your advice. Think i am going to try a baked cheesecake. Going to make the "bloomin' easy vanilla cheesecake" recipe from the book "cook with Jamie". smile

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#6 Mon 03 Aug 09 10:59am

mummza

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Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAKED & CHILLED CHEESECAKE?

Welcome to the forum kfigget  big_smile

If you are entering a competition then I suggest that you try the recipe out first to see if it is what you expect .

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#7 Mon 03 Aug 09 4:11pm

chocolatl

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Member since Thu 22 Jan 09

Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAKED & CHILLED CHEESECAKE?

mummza wrote:

Welcome to the forum kfigget  big_smile

If you are entering a competition then I suggest that you try the recipe out first to see if it is what you expect .

I agree.
But really, baked cheesecake is so easy and so good you'll wonder why you never tried it before.

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#8 Sat 08 Aug 09 4:41pm

kfiggitt

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Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAKED & CHILLED CHEESECAKE?

Thanks for all your help and advice. Any ideas how i could decorate it? My partner said slices of kiwi i'm not sure? smile

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#9 Sat 08 Aug 09 5:08pm

Captain C

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Member since Tue 05 Feb 08

Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAKED & CHILLED CHEESECAKE?

cheesecake  dribble

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#10 Sat 08 Aug 09 10:54pm

Kye

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Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAKED & CHILLED CHEESECAKE?

I love cheese cake too, what a good idea, i havn't made one of those for years...mmm blackberry big_smile

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