I put this on and went to the shops. All I had to do was cool it when I got home and a fancy desert was done. Also I gave away slices to the girls and we had three nights of a lush desert!
There is not much to this. Other than to say if you feel at all the Cheesecake is at all fancy and you have not made one try this as it is soooo easy.
You could use any baked cheesecake recipe. If you have one you love then use that.
All you need is a dish, cake tin, that will sit flat in the bottom of your crock pot.
Line this bottom and sides. I use non stick baking paper.
Make sure it fits! Place a couple of cups of water into the bottom of your crock pot.
My recipe is this:
One and a half cups of biscuit or cornflake crumbs. (I had sweet biscuits and I belted them senseless with a rolling pin in a large plastic bag)
3 tablespoons melted butter.
Mix these two together and press into the pan as your base.
Make the edges look neat as it will look nice!
Then soften up 3 blocks cream cheese. (8oz or 226 g)
When soft blend in 3/4 cup sugar, a large teaspoon of good thick vanilla extract, 3 eggs, Blend until smooth as silk!
Pour this into your dish and smooth the top.
Put this into the crock pot then top up the water level to come up 3/4 way of your pan.
Turn on, cover top with a clean kitchen cloth and put on lid. (I have shown this in previous posts, towel goes under the lid to catch moisture)
On high this takes about two and a half hours.
Test it with a skewer. You can see it is firm not liquid.
At the end the top may be moist. I blotted it lightly with a paper towel.
Remove when you are happy with it. Let cool and as it cools it becomes solid and can be removed like you would remove a cake from a cake pan. If in doubt refrigerate it and remove it once really hard.
Decorate with berries or a glaze or whatever you like. Imagine a great pile of fresh berries!
This is rich, it cuts perfectly. It is rich enough that I think fruit with it is necessary.
A Cheesecake looks fabulous on a cake stand. It could be a lovely birthday cake. Also it is quite stable and would be good for taking to a function or as a lovely gift.
A ribbon tied around it would look beautiful!
It was a bit of a treat last week for us.
Next week I will get back to the gift making. I am working on a tutorial to make roses. I have been making roses for years. If you love them as I do this is for you! Bouquets of these look beautiful in vases and bowls and make into bunches, wrapped in tissue paper and a ribbon, are wonderful as gifts. They are really easy and super cheap to make. To send a bunch of roses to someone here is easily $100. A bunch of these will look pretty for years and cost you about $6 (for a dozen or so). Just now I have a large case I am wanting to fill with flowers so this is my project. I thought they would be a good thing to teach as they look lovely and many of us are lovers of pretty things and flowers!
Have a wonderful week! xxx