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Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Easy

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Robin Winship

Robin Winship

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Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Method

Basque Burnt Cheesecake 7 Steps

  • Step 1

    Cut two large parchment paper rectangles measuring around 16"x20". Grease a 10"-diametre springform pan. Taking first rectangle of parchment paper, press down into bottom and sides of pan (the parchment will be pleated, that is fine). Grease top of first parchment and along sides again and take second rectangle of parchment, overlapping with first and pressing down into bottom and sides of pan. The pan doesn't have to be lined perfectly, rustic is good for this application!

  • Step 2

    Preheat oven to 450°F, make sure rack is placed in the centre of the oven.

  • Step 3

    In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups of sugar on medium. Mix until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary, around 2 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Turn mixer down to low, while still on, add in one egg at a time, mixing for 8-10 seconds before adding the next egg and eventually the last egg yolk, mix for 10 more seconds. Stop and scrape down sides.

  • Step 5

    Add heavy cream, salt, vanilla extract and lemon zest, mix on low for 15 seconds or until thoroughly combined (be careful not to over mix) and turn off. Sift flour over top of batter, mix on low speed for 10-15 seconds or until combined. Batter should be very smooth.

  • Step 6

    Pour batter into pan, sprinkle top with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar, place on centre rack and bake in oven for 25 minutes (do not open oven). After 25 minutes, turn oven up to 500°F and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes. Sides should be firm and centre should be slightly jiggly with a dark top crust. You can also check the temperature of the centre of the cheesecake, it should register 150°F.

  • Step 7

    Remove from oven and onto a wire rack on the countertop. Let sit at room temperature for at least 4 hours before serving but is is best to transfer to fridge overnight (still in the mold and uncovered) to let set. Remove latch, unmold, cut desired slices and let come to room temperature before serving the next day.

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Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Easy

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Robin Winship

Robin Winship

Instagram
Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Yields:

Serves 8

Prep Time:

0 hours 15 mins

Inactive Time:

0 hours 30 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 50 mins

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Ingredients

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

  • 2 pounds plain cream cheese (room temperature)

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon (divided)

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • Unsalted butter (for greasing pan)

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Method

Basque Burnt Cheesecake 7 Steps

  • Step 1

    Cut two large parchment paper rectangles measuring around 16"x20". Grease a 10"-diametre springform pan. Taking first rectangle of parchment paper, press down into bottom and sides of pan (the parchment will be pleated, that is fine). Grease top of first parchment and along sides again and take second rectangle of parchment, overlapping with first and pressing down into bottom and sides of pan. The pan doesn't have to be lined perfectly, rustic is good for this application!

  • Step 2

    Preheat oven to 450°F, make sure rack is placed in the centre of the oven.

  • Step 3

    In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups of sugar on medium. Mix until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary, around 2 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Turn mixer down to low, while still on, add in one egg at a time, mixing for 8-10 seconds before adding the next egg and eventually the last egg yolk, mix for 10 more seconds. Stop and scrape down sides.

  • Step 5

    Add heavy cream, salt, vanilla extract and lemon zest, mix on low for 15 seconds or until thoroughly combined (be careful not to over mix) and turn off. Sift flour over top of batter, mix on low speed for 10-15 seconds or until combined. Batter should be very smooth.

  • Step 6

    Pour batter into pan, sprinkle top with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar, place on centre rack and bake in oven for 25 minutes (do not open oven). After 25 minutes, turn oven up to 500°F and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes. Sides should be firm and centre should be slightly jiggly with a dark top crust. You can also check the temperature of the centre of the cheesecake, it should register 150°F.

  • Step 7

    Remove from oven and onto a wire rack on the countertop. Let sit at room temperature for at least 4 hours before serving but is is best to transfer to fridge overnight (still in the mold and uncovered) to let set. Remove latch, unmold, cut desired slices and let come to room temperature before serving the next day.

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Basque Burnt Cheesecake