Michael's New York Baked Cheesecake

Updated: Jul 12, 2021

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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