2020-08-13 / test@t
Spicy Christmas Cheesecake
Delicious cheesecake: delicate, spicy and fragrant for Christmas. A great way to dispose of homemade gingerbread cookies when you get bored of eating them for free.
- for the base: gingerbread cookies 140 g
- prunes 30 g
- butter 30 g
- for cheesecake: curd cheese 500 g
- molasses (can be replaced with honey) 20 g
- sugar 60 g
- vanilla sugar with natural vanilla 15 g
- chicken eggs 2 pcs.
- cream 33% 80 ml
- ground cinnamon 1 tsp
- ground ginger 1/2 tsp
- nutmeg 3/4 tsp
- corn starch 15 g
- ground cloves 1/4 tsp
STEP-BY-STEP COOKING RECIPE
Making the base. Grind gingerbread cookies together with prunes in a blender into fine crumbs and mix with lightly melted butter.
Form the basis of the future cheesecake in a ring, split form or portioned molds (I have a form with a diameter of 18 cm). I made a base without sides. Cool the base in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, then bake in an oven preheated to 180 ° C for 7-10 minutes. Cool the baked base.
Let's start making cheesecake. Preheat the oven to 160 ° C. Put curd cheese, sugar and vanilla sugar (I always take with natural vanilla), corn starch in the mixer bowl. Beat on low speed until elastic for about 3 minutes.
Add molasses (can be substituted with honey), cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and mix well on a low mixer speed.
Then increase the speed of the mixer to medium, add eggs one at a time.
Finally, pour in the cream and beat until a homogeneous smooth mass. It is important not to over-beat!
Pour the finished cheesecake dough over the cooled base into a mold (D = 18 cm). Bake for 1 hour at 160 ° C in a water bath. For a water bath, place the cheesecake pan in a large pan filled with hot water. Pour water on at least 2-3 cm of the cheesecake mold.
Remove the finished cooled cheesecake from the mold and let it cool in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Decorate as you wish: I had chocolate sprigs and a chocolate cat, which I made with mold.
Cut open our cheesecake and enjoy its spicy aroma and velvety texture. Enjoy your meal!