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Recipe: New York Cheesecake

---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.06
      Title: New York Cheesecake
 Categories: Desserts, Cheese/eggs
      Yield: 1 Cheesecake
      1 lb Cream cheese
      1 lb Ricotta cheese
  1 1/2 c  Sugar
      4    Large eggs
    1/4 c  Butter (1/2 stick)
      3 tb All-purpose flour
      3 tb Cornstarch
  2 1/2 ts Vanilla
      2 c  Sour cream
  Prepare a 9-inch springform pan with your choice of crust. Preheat oven to
  325 degrees F. Melt the butter and cool to room temperature. Other
  ingredients should be at room temperature as well.
  Cream the cream cheese, ricotta, and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a
  time, beating well after each. Add butter, flour, cornstarch, and vanilla,
  and beat until well-combined. Fold in the sour cream. Pour the batter into
  the springform pan, and bake on the oven's center shelf for 1 hour. (Cake
  will still be soft in the center at this time.) Turn off the heat (do NOT
  open the oven door), and let cake stand in oven for two hours. Remove from
  oven, cool completely on a wire rack. Chill for at least two hours, or
  overnight. Remove sides of pan. Cut, serve, and resolve to go back on diet
---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.06
      Title: Oreo cookie crumb crust
 Categories: Desserts, Cookies
      Yield: 1 Crust
     30    Oreo cookies
    1/4 c  Butter, melted
  Food process the cookies 30 to 45 seconds, or until finely ground. Add
  butter, mix well. Press into pan.

THIS is the best cheesecake recipe I know. It is rich, but light and delicate. Serve it with whatever fruit sauce you want, or none at all, it will draw raves from your friends. It is from Gourmet's Best Desserts, from the editors of Gourmet magazine. The book is now apparently out of print. Sigh. Cookbooks, with rare exceptions such as The Joy of Cooking or Julia Child's classics on Mastering the Art of French Cooking often don't seem to stay in print that long, one year's books quickly remaindered and replaced by next year's, and I'm not sure the recipes get any better. The Gourmet book is excellent in my opinion, with many wonderful recipes, that I only regret that I may lack the lifetime to make all of.

The Oreo crust is optional, you may use whatever crust you want, such as the traditional graham cracker crumb crust. It just happens to be the first one I used on this cheesecake, and now the folks at work seem to expect it when I bring the cheesecake in to work...

Besides graham cracker, you sometimes see a shortbread cookie crust recommended for cheesecake, and although this sounds wonderful, every time I have tried to make it, it's been annoyingly difficult, and the crust has come out soggy and uninteresting anyway, and wasn't worth the effort. Still the concept sounds great, if I can ever get it to work, and I ought to keep trying.


meaning: record, journal, document, magzine
日誌 == nisshi == log
雑誌 == zasshi == magazine
The left radical is 'word' (言), the right-hand radical is 'will/intent' (志), which acts phonetically. Henshall suggests taking its top part as 'samurai', and the bottom as 'heart' as a mnemonic:  'Samurai's heartfelt words recorded in journal'.


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