Michael's New York Baked Cheesecake

Preheat oven to 160 C



Mix together - in a food processor

2 1/2 Cups Digestive biscuits

1/2 Cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup melted butter


Press almost all of the mixture evenly on bottom and sides of a spring form pan, reserving some crumbs for topping.


Using Mix master with whisk attachment.

Beat to form stiff but moist peaks

5 Egg whites


Gradually beat in

1/4 Cup granulated sugar

Mix until stiff and shiny


Cream until softened


500gm Cream cheese (2 x packs)

Beat in 1 at a time

5 egg yolks


Gradually beat in (in order listed)

2/3 Cup granulated sugar

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 Cup cake and pastry flour

1 teaspoon pure vanilla essence

1 Cup Full fat sour cream


Fold in egg white mixture.


Pour in to lined springform pan.

Sprinkle reserved crumb mix on top


Bake in preheated oven at 160C for 1 1/4 hrs or until almost set.


Top with any fruit you desire or I prefer just some cooked down frozen berries with 2 tbsp of sugar added to a simple runny jam.





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