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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mini cheesecakes


Compare to my previous bakes which involved a lot of sighing though I did mind my French that day  ! ....

These individual cheesecakes are such a joy to make ....

I never thought I'll say that ! lol

But if you're making cheesecake like there's no tomorrow heh ! , it gets easier and easier ....

Come to think of it , I've got lots of hits and misses in my bakes ( you should revisit some of those ) like the flat cookies that didn't look remotely like the one in the book , muffins that looks like cupcakes , frosting that I can't frost as the consistency was so thin ......

But cheesecake ? I got some small cracks  every now and then but not earth shattering and never a hollow center though texture-wise , for sure it needs more improvement -___-''


I bet most of you are already gearing up for Christmas .....

So , why not make these cute cheesecakes ?!

It's pretty small , you still have more room for more of the calorie-laden offerings during holidays !

Remember , no calorie-counting during Christmas or New Year or in my case almost everyday   ! lol

Anyway , these cheesecakes are not for personal consumption ! Boo ! Okay , I got 6 left hee hee

For sure , more of these small cakes will be baked in the coming days er weeks !


Recipe adapted from marthastewart.com

Please check original recipe at the link above .

100 grams finely ground graham crackers + 1 T melted butter , mix together for the crumb base
scant 2/3 cup caster sugar
350 grams Philly cream cheese , at room temp
1 pack / 236 grams sour cream , at room temp
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs , at room temp
some cherry and mango purée

* Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C . Line tins with liners and press about 2 teaspoons or more of the crumb mixture into the bottom of each cup . Bake for 5 minutes until set ; let cool .
* With the mixer on medium speed , beat cream cheese until fluffy and add in the sour cream and mix thoroughly . On low , add sugar in 4 additions ; mix in salt and vanilla until well combined . Add eggs one at a time , beating just until combine after each and scraping the side of the bowl . Do not over mix .
* Spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoon or more of the filling over the crust in each cup . Drop 2 or 3 small dots of the purée and drag the tip of a toothpick through centers of of dots to create a heart .
* Bake in a water bath for 25 minutes until set . Let cool completely and put in the fridge to chill overnight .

**** I used 26 small liners , 1 1/2-inch at the bottom and 1 1/4-inch high . Some are barely half but some are two-thirds full . You can fill up the liners nearly to the rim with the mixture , if prefer .



21 comments:

  1. I love cheesecakes! These are so pretty, I can have two or three at one go :D

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  2. Love these mini cheesecakes with mango and cherry puree...where do you live? I'm coming to visit you :)

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  3. You are cheese cake queen.
    These mini cheese cakes really look cute and I agree, no calorie counting during holidays!
    When I look at your perfect smooth textured cheese cakes I think I should start doing the water bath method, that gives an even cooking.

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  4. Congratulations Anne! Your mini cheesecakes look very pretty and yummy! I like!

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  5. Perfect! Just like those you usually see in fine dining restaurants. Well done!

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  6. Yumsss....I can't wait to try this out!

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  7. Anne, these look really nice! You should cook some more Martha Stewart recipes and join us for "Cook Like a Star" in December.

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  8. Oh wow! these mini cheesecake look so SWEET! I LOVE the shape of this them especially the lining & heart shape swirl. Well, if it's me, I think they'll b only 3 left , just enough for my hubby & 2 sons! LOL . I can eat them all & don't even bother counting calories when comes to CHEESECAKE! O.kay another weakness in my list! Getting longer though my weakness list! hahahahahaah

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  9. Anne, like your mini cheesecake, look beautiful and tempting!

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  10. very interesting recipe...nicely presented..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  11. beatiful presentation! They surely look more elegant in comparsion to makeing a regular big cheesecake
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  12. I will definitely need to try this, it looks amazing and I think the flavour balance must be amazing.

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  13. Simple irresistible! So pretty, cute, beautiful, gorgeous and looks absolutely yummy! Love it! Wish I could have one of each! Better than the ones I've seen from some bakeries!
    You are a wonderful baker!

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  14. HI Anne, your cheese cake look so gorgeous. Very delectable and to die for kind. I want 4 pieces, please!! The texture look so good.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  15. Perfectly done, Anne! And your topping looks wonderful! I love mini desserts for portion control, too!

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  16. oh anne, i'm admiring your mini cheesecakes very much! they are so pretty and nice! how i wish you can make these for me for christmas! ha!

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  17. Absolutely delicious cake...nicely done.
    You have a lovely space.
    Happy to follow you.

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  18. These mini cheesecakes look absolutely delish, perfect for a party!

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