Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lemon Curd Cheesecake


Sunyi je rumah I minggu ni coz my 2 ninjas not around. Sudah kami hantar ke kem motipbasi  kat kg bersama-sama mak & atuknya hari Ahad hari tu... :) So, tiap-tiap mlm call masjid Tanah, nak melepas rindu. Cheese cake ni dah lama nak buat lepas buat lemon curd aritu. Tapi asyik la postpone sbb kena potong queue dgn resepi2 lain. Sedap I tell u ... makan sambil-sambil layan fb & tengok tv ... memang syiokk habis la... x sedar  dah habis 2 potong >_< Thank you again to my old skool fren .. Linda, yg introduced me to this wonderful recipe ;)  

By the way.. for the crust tu, I x guna graham cracker ye, xtau mana nak cari. So ganti dgn biskut marie + cornflakes - blend. Selalunya guna oreo atau digestive jer.

Lemon Curd Cheesecake
Adapted from Susan Spungen's Recipes: A Collection for the Modern Cook
Servings: Serves 10–12
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter , cut into pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted
  • 2 1/2 packages (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs , plus 1 yolk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Butter for pan
  • 1 cup chilled lemon curd


Directions

To make lemon curd: Whisk together lemon juice, egg yolks and sugar in a heavy, nonreactive 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a heat-proof spatula or wooden spoon until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon, 5 to 10 minutes. (It should read 140° on a candy or instant-read thermometer.)

Remove saucepan from heat and strain mixture over a bowl. Stir in lemon zest and butter until butter completely melts. Cool slightly before using. Curd can be stored in refrigerator in an airtight container up to 1 week. Warm over a double boiler or microwave briefly to return it to liquid form. It will set up again when chilled.

To make crust: Preheat oven to 350° and position rack in middle of oven. Prepare a 9-inch springform pan by cutting a parchment circle to fit inside.

In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and salt. Using a fork, stir in butter until well combined. Press mixture into prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack while you prepare filling.



To make filling: Decrease oven temperature to 325°. In an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese at medium-low speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. With mixer on low, gradually add sugar, then flour and finally a pinch of salt. Scrape down sides again.

Switch to a whisk attachment and continue by mixing in vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest. Whip in eggs and yolk, one at a time, scraping bowl and whisk at least twice. Continue to whip on low speed and add sour cream. Whip until well blended; do not overbeat. Batter should be light and somewhat airy.

Brush sides of springform pan with melted butter. Wrap outside of pan tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil making sure there are no holes in foil. Pour filling into pan. Place pan in a large roasting pan and pour hot tap water into roaster so that it comes about halfway up springform pan. Transfer to oven and bake until filling is just set in center, about 45 minutes. If edges start to pull away from sides of pan sooner than that, remove it from oven. Immediately remove pan from water and remove foil. Place on wire rack and cool to room temperature.

Stir lemon curd until smooth (it should be the consistency of thick sour cream) and spread over surface of cheesecake. Cover springform with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. To unmold cake, place a hot towel around pan to loosen cake from sides. Run a butter knife around edges and remove outer part of pan.

19 comments:

  1. owhh memang nampak best betul kak..
    akak..akak nyer post lambat sehari kat blog list ke kat blog akak sendrik?hari tu tak paham lak dlm emel tu..hehehehe..

    ishh sedap tul tengok lagi dan lagi kek ni..masam2 ke rasa dia.nak imagine jap ni

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  2. best, besttt...hehehe...ain, mana dapat graham cracker?? jenuh carik tak jumpa...kita pakai digestive je...

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  3. izah:
    aa .. masam2 sket sbb lemon .. ish, telan air liur lak ni.. tingat. x sabar nak balik, sambung mkn .. hihi

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  4. mellymilly:
    setuju sgt.. oo lupa nk betulkan yg tu, i pon x guna graham cracker la u. dulu2 buat ciskek penah gak cuba cari. last2 give up, pakai digestive or oreo je. mcm rasa graham cracker tu? tp yg ni saja nk try crust lain lak, i guna biskut marie coffee flavor + cornflakes (blend). sedap gak..

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  5. ciskek... dah telan air liur ni.. dgn rasa masam2 lemon.. refleksi semulajadi..

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  6. dZana:
    a'a la kak, so true .. masa membalas komen ni, air liur dah merembes2 lam mulut ni.. lambatnya nak sampai rumahhh..

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  7. sedapnya!...kalau buat ni sure setgh loyang pun leh abis ni..hehe terasa mcm nk mencis kek lagi jer tapi lemak tu belum cair lagi...hehe

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  8. nieza:
    buat2... mai sama2 timbun lemak ;P

    lemak ai pon udah bertempek byk gak ni, mcm degil je nak tanggal. to kill the guilty feeling, rela x mkn nasi, ganti dgn kek. tp .. xde maknanya nak kurus wat camtu kalau dh hari2 mkn kek.. huhu..

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  9. sungguh menyelerakan...nice presentation !!

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  10. salam singgah Ain...weeeyy keji tau tayang ciskek kat akak...huhu...akak mmg bersara sementera dgn cis2 nih...bdn mcm ayam kena pam...muahaha...tp kalau Ain hantar skrg nih...akak tibai gak..hehe

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  11. ady:
    thanks ady ... mkn pon sgt2 la syiokk nye >_<

    Ummi:
    Keji x keji, jom la kak ... sama2 kita ternak lemak .. pi masuk dapo wat sebijik, hokay. Nnt I dtg teman akak mkn,I nya dh habis. hehe..

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  12. cantik..sedap..minta tambah lg :))

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  13. Del, lambat sangat mai. dah habisss .. Sila buat sendiri ye ;P

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  14. Wow! Looks so glossy and shiny, the lemon curd on top looks amazing. Yummy cheesecake. Following your lovely blog :)

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  15. salam ain..akak lmbt dtg sini..mmg merembes ayaq lioq bila tgk ciskek ain ni..terasa kt tekak rasa masam2 lemon ni..yumyum...

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  16. ohhh..kak ain..terlalu menggoda kek mu ituww....auwww

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  17. Umm Mymoonah:
    Thanks ;P why not u try baking one? hihi

    kZai:
    haha ... kak... bebaik kang jatuh atas kibod ;P

    eina:
    mmg gediks kan.. haha

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  18. tgk gambo pun leh rasa ke souran and sweet nya tertelan air liur :)

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  19. ermayum:
    even i yg dah makan ni, tengok gambar pon telan air liur jugak u ;P

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