Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mini Baked Oreo & New York Cheesecake

Decided to make some cheesecake as it has been long since I last made them. Have been experimenting a lot with different flavour of bread and haven been baking cakes. So, this round I decided to try this recipe that I come across from EllenaGuan and replaced with the less fat cream cheese.
The taste is really yummy even though I didnt use the usual cream cheese. It taste like eating ice cream cake, not too overwhelming and not too sweet. I love it, hubby loves them too, as well as the little ones at home. So, definately gonna make them again if I am hosting a small party at home.
Baked Mini Cheesecake (Oreo & New York, modified from EllenaGuan)
Ingredients:1 Pack (135g) OREO Cookies, cream removed and finely crushed
**i used 4 pieces of digestive biscuits, finely crushed for NY Cheesecake**
50g Unsalted Butter, melted
150g Sour Cream **replaced with whipping cream*
250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese **i use less fat cream cheese**
1/2 Cup (115g) Caster Sugar **i use 100g**
3 Eggs(55g each)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Finely Grated Lemon Rind, about 3 lemons
3 Tablespoons (45ml) Fresh Lemon Juice
Extra Mixed Berries for Toppings, optional

For the crust:
Crushed the oreo biscuits and digestive biscuits seperately in a zip log back with rolling pin.
Melt the butter in microwave and slowly add to the crushed biscuits til it is well mixed.
Press into the cake liners in muffins tray. Chill before use.

For the cream cheese:
Mix cream cheese, whipping cream, sugar and lemon rind in mixer til combined.
Add eggs 1 at a time. Add lemon juice.
Take out prepared crust and scoop cream cheese batter into them, 80% full.
Bake at 160deg for 40-50min. **i shake the tray a bit to see if it is slightly set and wobbly to check if it's ready)
Leave to cool in oven with door slightly ajar.
Chill in fridge overnight before serving.

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