Sunday, February 26, 2017

Oreo Cheesecake (Baked)

Who will turn down if someone offers you a slice of Oreo Cheesecake? I think I will be one of them.  I don't really like desserts that are too creamy and rich. 

I used to like the dense and rich cheesecakes but it seems that my taste bud has changed over time.    It's not that I don't eat it anymore, I still take a bite.  However, I am no longer craving for it or eat more than a bite.    

Why I baked?  

This is specially baked for my younger daughter to curb her craving.     

In this picture, the cake may look big.  In actual fact, it's just a 4" round cake.  I only used 125g of cream cheese since this is a rich cake, I will not want her to overload with high calories and fat. 

My daughter didn't know I baked the Oreo Cheesecake, when I gave it to her that morning, she was so delighted.   She brought it to school to share with friends and it was well received by them.   

Are you one of the Oreo Cheesecake lover?  Enjoy baking!

Oreo Cheesecake Recipe
A layer of Oreo cookies crust topped with creamy cheesecake filling and chunks of Oreo cookies will definitely make this a deliciously rich dessert.

- Preheat oven at 150*C. Baking Time: 45-50 mins.
- Baking pan:  4” round pan lined with parchment paper (if loose base, outer wrapped with at least 2 layers of foil).  Bake on the lowest rack in a water bath.
- Prepare boiling water for water bath baking method

Ingredients:  (double recipe if you use 6" round pan)
- 48g Oreo Cookies (remove cream and crushed)
- 24g melted butter (microwave 15 sec)
- 125g cream cheese (softened)
- 68g sweetened condensed milk
- 7g caster sugar
- 3/4 tsp flour
- 1 small egg (about 50g)
- 1/2 tsp lime juice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 Oreo cookies (quartered)

- Cocoa powder for garnish 
- some whipped cream 
- 6 mini oreo cookies

Method - Biscuit base
1. Crush the Oreo cookies using roller pin into crumbs.  Add melted butter, stir until combined.  Press onto the bottom of the pan. Freeze for 20 mins or chill for at least 30 mins.

Method - Cheesecake
2. Beat cream cheese on medium speed until smooth (abt 2 mins.  Try to use a stand mixer to minimze air bubble. Don't overbeat). Add in condensed milk and sugar, mix on low speed until combined (20 sec).
3. Add in flour and mix well.  Next, add in eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. 
4. Add in lime juice and vanilla extract/ essence. Gently fold in the quartered Oreo cookies with a spatula.  Mix well. 
5.  Pour batter onto biscuit base from step 1.
6. Bake in the water bath at 150*C for 45-50 mins or until the edge is set and centre moves slightly. (Don’t overbake)
9.  Turn off oven and leave the cheesecake in it for 1 hour with door slightly open or leave it outside till cool
10. Cover the cheesecake with cling and chill in the fridge for 2 hr.  Run with a small knife to remove the pan.  
11.  Chill overnight for best flavour and texture.  Dust with cocoa powder, decorate with some whipped cream rosettes and topped with a mini oreo cookie.

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