Basque Cheesecake

Recipe By:  Victor Dries
Basque Cheesecake
Total Time:  90 minutes
Prep Time:  20 minutes

This is the most amazing, fluffy cheesecake you’ve ever eaten. It rises a bit like a soufflé and will fall once you’ve removed it from the oven. It can be a little challenging to tell when it’s cooked, so use an internal thermometer, if you have one.

Ingredients
  • 750 g block-style cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1⁄2 cups cream (35%)
Directions Yield:  Serves 12

Make Batter

  1. Preheat oven to 390°F and grease 9-inch round springform pan, lining bottom and sides with parchment paper so parchment rises 2 inches above edge of pan.
  2. Using stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese until smooth, then add sugar and beat until fully incorporated. Switch to whisk attachment and add eggs to mixture 3 at a time, beating well between additions.
  3. Add flour and beat until completely smooth, then add cream and beat until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and place on rimmed baking sheet.

Bake Cheesecake

  1. Bake in centre of oven for 65 to 75 minutes, rotating pan once during baking, until top is nicely caramelized and edges have cracked slightly. The baked cheesecake should jiggle when you shake pan (internal temperature should be about 155°F).
  2. Remove from oven and let cool fully before removing from pan. Peel paper off sides. Store cheesecake covered in refrigerator for up to 2 days ahead of serving.
  3. Return to room temperature before cutting and serving.

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Photographer:
Maya Visneyi
Source:
House & Home June 2019
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