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Vanilla Cheesecake

Posted by Tom on Jul-28-2008


This is a very good recipe for cheesecake. It makes a really moist cheesecake. You can make this the night before.

Vanilla Cheesecake
(Makes one 9-inch cheesecake, or 16 servings)

Unsalted butter for preparing the pan

For the crust:
6 graham crackers or 1-cup (3 oz/90 g) graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup (2 oz/60 g) unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:
4 large eggs, at room temperature
2 lb (1 kg) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (essence)
3 tablespoons all-purpose (plain) flour
¼ cup (2 fl oz / 60 ml) heavy (double) cream
½ cup (4 fl oz / 125 g) sour cream

For the topping:
1 ½ cups (12 oz / 375 g) sour cream
¼ cup (2 oz / 60 g) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (essence)
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