Find classic cheesecakes too boring or traditional? Want to bake a cheesecake but lack confidence?
Here’s a fool-proof recipe you can have a go at that’s uncomplicated and simple to execute - Introducing the Basque Burnt Cheesecake!
As the name suggests, this burnt cheesecake was birthed in Spain’s San Sebastian, in Basque Country, and was created at the restaurant, La Vina. Why this scorched cake is so easy to bake is also because its ingredient list is extremely short, making it impossible to mess up.
This hottest dessert of the year would be a great way to wow your guests this weekend!
The Basque Burnt Cheesecake is intentionally baked at a high temperature to achieve the beautifully burnt exterior and consistently creamy interior. It incorporates heavy cream to enhance the silky and rich texture of this dessert. What’s beautiful is the contrasting taste of the bitter burnt exterior and sweet creamy interior for a perfect balance. No wonder it’s been all the hype!
Here’s home cook Kristy Wong’s fail-safe recipe!
These are the only ingredients you will need - cream cheese, fine sugar, eggs, salt, heavy cream, corn flour, icing sugar, strawberries, and blueberries for toppings!
First, prepare the cake batter.
Preheat the oven at 195°C. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar till creamy.
Add in egg, one at a time, and beat until well-combined.
Pour in heavy cream and salt, continue beating till well-mixed.
Fold in cornflour by 3 batches till everything is well-combined.
Sieve the mixture into the baking tray.
Now it’s time to send the cake to bake!
The third step is to transfer the batter to the baking tray lined with parchment paper. Here’s a tip - you want to have! Have a 2-inch allowance space in the baking pan because the cake rises during baking.
Bake the cake at 195°C for 30 minutes, then increase the temperature to 210°C and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the crust turns dark brown.
Once the cake is baked to desired effect, leave it in the oven with the door ajar for 10 minutes. Then, take the cake out and leave it to cool at room temperature. Keep the cake chilled overnight or at least 4 hours till it sets before consuming.
Lastly, we all want a beautiful looking cake so top the cake with fruits and you’re ready to serve! Sieve icing sugar on the cake, spread the strawberries and blueberries as desired and serve.
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