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“Real” cheesecake

I’m sure I’ve often enough been bemoaning the fact that I’ve never succeeded in baking a cheesecake like the ones you can buy in Scottish supermarkets.

However, I’ve now found the real thing on YouTube:

The base is too thin, and the cake itself is enormous, so next time I’ll probably halve the amounts for the filling.

Here’s the recipe converted to metric:


150 g digestive biscuits, crumbled
35 g sugar
40 g butter, melted

565 g cream cheese (2 1/2 packs @ 225 g)
110 g sugar
15 g flour
1/2 tbsp vanilla
130 g sour cream
2 eggs
7 tsp seedless strawberry jam

1. Heat oven to 165°C. Line a round spring form pan (diameter = 22 cm) with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Mix biscuit crumbs, sugar and butter; press onto bottom of pan. Bake 10 min.

2. Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust. Gently drop small spoonfuls of jam over batter; swirl with knife.

3. Bake 40 min. or until centre is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours. Lift cheesecake from pan with foil handles before cutting to serve.

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