Thanks for the recipe CajunKing. I’m going to try it this weekend – looks so good!!![:p]
Not a problem
I hope you enjoy as much as my friends and family do
[8D]…CK… I, and I’m sure many others, truly appreciate your taking the time to put your cheesecake recipe up. I are gonna try it out this week end…Thanks…[:D]
CajunKing’s New York Style Cheesecake
Place a baking dish of hot water in oven, on bottom shelf as it is pre-heating to 325 degrees
1 lb cream cheese, softened
1 lb ricotta cheese, room temp
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1/2 stick butter, melted & cooled
3 TBSP flour
2 1/2 tsp Vanilla (Use a really good Vanilla if you have it)
2 cups sour cream
In large bowl cream together the cream cheese, ricotta & sugar
Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition
Add butter, flour, corn starch and vanilla, combining well after each addition
FOLD in sour cream
Pour into a lightly greased 9 inch spring form pan
Put in oven on top rack directly over the water filled baking dish
Bake for 1 hour, turn off heat and leave the cake in the turned off oven for 25-30 minutes more
Remove from oven, cool the rest of the way, cover the spring form loosely, but not as to let the plastic wrap touch the top
Chill in fridge, overnight is best, that way the flavors meld
Run a knife around the edge of the spring form pan gently
Unclasp spring form and remove
Transfer to cake plate and serve
I have made a a chocolate gnache for the top before, Fresh fruit or pie filling is always a good topping too.
This recipe is the base, you can also add fruit to the batter, mini chocolate chips, cocoa in the batter to make a chocolate cheesecake.
Have fun and try different add ins
(Side Note: I was writing a cheesecake cookbook, and collected over 1500 different cheesecakes recipes, at the time no one had written one. I submitted my first draft and was rejected. About 3 months later I saw that 2 had been released. [:(])
Vic-all looked wonderful,I agree.We are expecting a storm on Friday…would love your recipe for Pirags…
Thanks Ann.. lol.. A month later I see this topic come alive again. Personally, CajunKing has the lead on a decent Turkey Day dinner here, but Billyboy is right up there also. Would have posted my Christmas Day dinner pics (if there even is a thread on this), but due to the lack of electricity here, everything (less the Cob Smoked, Maple Glazed Ham) came out of a box, can or bag. Plan on doing a make up dinner for New Years Eve though.. Make up for the lack of decent eats here on the biggest holiday of the year. (Though they say a storm is brewing again, and with my luck, more down time on electricity – it never fails around here)…
…Hi CajunKing…as you can see I don’t pop in to say too much too often…[:p]…but that cheesecake had my chair and other things in my room spinnin’ like nuts…Could I possibly ask for the recipe???…I might even pop in to post a bit more often…[:0]…Thankie a bunch
Uncle Vic-all looks tantalizing!!
lostnthemail, drop me an email and I’ll forward you the recipe (have it in a .doc file)..
UncleVic, your pirags look delicious. Care to share that recipe?
Check your inbox, glad to share it with you.
My part of Thanksgiving was making the Pirags (a small 2 bite size bread roll filled with a teaspoon of semi cooked ham, bacon and onion filling (with a decent amount of pepper added), and the stuffing… I didnt document my dinner anywhere near as well as CajunKing did, but here’s a small sampling…
Here’s the completed appetizer (Pirags)- made 7 dozen of these, my dad managed to maul down a good 5 dozen or so in less then a day:
And my homebrew pork sausage and ground beef stuffing:
My dad only purchased a small 10lb. turkey, but considering there where only 3 of us attacking it, was more then sufficient. But dad being a grump that he is, totally refused to baste or season it. In the end, it didn’t matter, came out juicy as it could possibly be!
CK, when you get home, remind me to harass you for that cheesecake recipe…
Yes, real New York style cheesecake, I was not used to dad’s oven (it runs a little hot) that is why it cracked (and I forgot the pan of water underneath it)
However, it turned out yummy, and it was gone QUICKLY!
Yes, I am guilty of using Reddi Whip!
I did not buy enough cream to make real whipped cream. [:(]
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