Life..a miracle

Life..a miracle

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Say cheese!!

Alrite, I am late for this post. I was truly missing the treats I would enjoy back in New York and Abby's recent #baketogether challenge gave me the perfect opportunity. New York cheesecake has been one of my favorite desserts for quiet sometime now! I know many might think cheesecake really? but yes I love it! And look how pretty!! :)

Mini cheesecakes

I usually try to experiment with this challenge but this time I wanted to preserve the essence of a New York cheesecake and hence kept the recipe pretty much same. But one thing is for sure, instead of making a whole cake, I prefer making them in petite form just so that I can control the portion size better and further on reduce the guilt. The two missing in the photo below is just because they were consumed before realizing that no pictures had been clicked.. :P

The only thing I changed was the crust. I didn't have any graham crackers at home and used what I found in my pantry, in this case it was a mix of marie and Nice (a spiced sweet biscuit - Indian) biscuits. The crust tasted really good, and the amount of spice gave a nice contrast to the filling.

I won't be posting the recipe for this since it is the same as suggested by Abby in her post. As for the crust below are the ingredients (I cut down the original recipe to half):

1 cup marie and/or Nice biscuits ( I used about 10-12 biscuits)
1 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Deepti,
    Thanks for joining us on #baketogether. I agree, mini-cheesecakes are easier for portion control. I'm glad you made it NY style. Sometimes what you want is a classic unadorned cheesecake.

  2. Even though am not a big fan of cheesecake, the pictures make me want to try some!!

  3. @Lisa: I love being a part of the #baketogether group, hopefully in the coming months I will be more regular & yes the true NY cheesecake is my favorite and since moving I really missed it. Also I took these cheesecakes to work and just because they were small portions a good number of people tried them out.

    @Tanu: wish you were here..the portion was just enough, perfect for someone who doesn't have a big sweet tooth aka me! :)

    I was hoping these would come out was my misbehaving oven who would drop its temp on its own wish! Thankfully its fixed now!