Lazy cooking: New-York Cheesecake

One of my pastime is cooking, but I’m more of a eater than a baker, so I like easy, quick and straightforward recipes. I’ve developed over the years a few of them that I think are quite nice that I thought I would write down here for my own sake as well as other lazy cooks around.

New-York Cheesecake

This takes about to prepare and will make about enough for 12 slices. Cheesecake is rich and filling: about 6000 kcal for the whole cake or 500 per slice. With a bit of shopping around I can manage to gather the ingredients for about S$24.00, about a third of what it would cost at your local coffee shop!

  1. For the crust, throw about 250 gr of Speculoos biscuits (or alternatively, any sort of shortbread with do) into a airtight bag. Crush those f* with whichever heavy thing you have (fist works too) until it’s a fine blend. Spread it at the bottom of the mold (which I recommend to cover with a baking sheet)
  2. Throw into a large bowl:
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 kg of cream cheese
    • 2 table spoon of vanilla flavor
    • 1/4 cup of flour
    • 1.5 cup of sugar
    • 3/4 cup of milk
    • Use an electric beater to blend everything together until smooth
  3. Pour the filling over the crust, throw into a pre-heated oven at about 160°C for . The top should be slightly brown and the filling thick and creamy.

This can easily be stored in the freezer: I usually cut it and freezes into quarters that I can just take out 12-24h ahead of serving time when the need arise.