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 -___-''
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 .
I love cheesecakes! These are so pretty, I can have two or three at one go :DReplyDelete
Love these mini cheesecakes with mango and cherry puree...where do you live? I'm coming to visit you :)ReplyDelete
You are cheese cake queen.ReplyDelete
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.
Congratulations Anne! Your mini cheesecakes look very pretty and yummy! I like!ReplyDelete
Perfect! Just like those you usually see in fine dining restaurants. Well done!ReplyDelete
Yumsss....I can't wait to try this out!ReplyDelete
Anne, these look really nice! You should cook some more Martha Stewart recipes and join us for "Cook Like a Star" in December.ReplyDelete
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! hahahahahaahReplyDelete
as always tiyay, i'm drooling!!ReplyDelete
Anne, like your mini cheesecake, look beautiful and tempting!ReplyDelete
very interesting recipe...nicely presented..:)ReplyDelete
beatiful presentation! They surely look more elegant in comparsion to makeing a regular big cheesecakeReplyDelete
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I will definitely need to try this, it looks amazing and I think the flavour balance must be amazing.ReplyDelete
I love cheesecakeReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
You are a wonderful baker!
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.ReplyDelete
Have a nice week ahead.
Perfectly done, Anne! And your topping looks wonderful! I love mini desserts for portion control, too!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
it looks amazing, so pretty. I want to eat like 5 at once.ReplyDelete
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Absolutely delicious cake...nicely done.ReplyDelete
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These mini cheesecakes look absolutely delish, perfect for a party!ReplyDelete