“Comfort Food for the Mind, Body, and Soul”: SPANISH CHEESECAKE
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Almost everyone loves a good cheesecake recipe.  This one is sure to delight your tastebuds.

 

By Sharon Fox

SERVES 8 TO 10

 

1 cookie crumb crust recipe, made with finely ground graham crackers.

3 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup sugar

 

FOR TOPPING:

 

16 oz sour cream

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Make cookie crumb crust as directed in separate recipe. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

 

MAKE FILLING AND BAKE:

 

Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy and add eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla and sugar, beating on low speed until each ingredient is incorporated and scraping down bowl between additions.

Put spring-form pan with crust in a shallow baking pan. Pour filling into crust and bake in a baking pan (to catch drips) in middle of oven 45 minutes, or until cake is set 3 inches from edge but center is still slightly wobbly when pan is gently shaken. Let stand in baking pan on a rack 5 minutes. Leave oven on.

 

MAKE TOPPING:

 

Stir together sour cream, sugar, and vanilla. Drop spoonfuls of topping around edge of cake and spread gently over center, smoothing evenly. Bake cake with topping 10 minutes.

 

Run a knife around top edge of cake to loosen and cool completely in spring-form pan on rack. (Cake will continue to set as it cools.) Chill cake, loosely covered, at least 6 hours. Remove side from pan and transfer cake to a plate. Bring to room temperature before serving.

 

Cheesecake keeps, covered and chilled, 3 days.

 

COOKIE-CRUMB CRUST

 

1 1/2cups (5 oz) finely ground graham crackers or cookies such as chocolate or vanilla wafers or gingersnaps

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/3 cup sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

Stir together crust ingredients and press onto bottom and 1 inch side of a buttered 24-centimeter spring-form pan. Fill right away or chill up to 2 hours.

 

Sharon Fox is the author of COMFORT FOOD FOR THE MIND, BODY, AND SOUL and she has a series of eBooks for Kindle. 

She's also Food Editor for several online magazines and host of a new TV show based in Atlanta, GA "The Healthy Living Show"

For more information please visit her website:

http://www.goodcookin4u2.webs.com/ 

 

Grab her books AND eBooks at: www.amazon.com/Sharon-YXFVY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

 

 

This was printed in the July 15, 2012 - July 28, 2012 Edition

 

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