Friday, 3 July 2015

Apple Cheesecake Slice

I have this phobia of baking Cheesecake. But this is one of those die die must try recipe. So I make up my mind to do it. It's not 100% perfect but I'm satisfied with the outcome. I found this recipe from a cooking magazine I bought a few years back, saw the recipe and fell in love with it but cannot pluck up the courage to do it. Now I did it!!!




APPLE CHEESE SLICE

Ingredients For Base:
210g Plain Flour
70g Castor Sugar
130g Salted Butter

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180°C

2. Mix flour and sugar. Add butter using rub in method. Pressed into a greased 8 inch square tin.

3. Bake for 25 minutes until top slightly browned. Set aside to cool.

Ingredients For Apple Filling:
3 Green Apples (peeled and sliced)
2 tbsps brown sugar
1 tbsp Butter
1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder
1 tbsp Corn Flour mixed with 2 tbsp water

Method:
1. Cook apples in a saucepan with brown sugar, lemon juice,  butter and cinnamon powder until slightly softened.

2. Add corn flour mixture and stir until thickens. Set aside to cool.

3. Spread over base evenly.

Ingredients For Cheesecake Layer
A:
2 Egg Whites
50g Castor Sugar
B:
250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
20g Castor Sugar
30g Fresh Cream
2 Egg Yolks
25g Corn Flour
1/4 tsp Salt

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 140°C

2. Beat egg whites with sugar until stiff. Set aside.

3. In a bowl, whip cream cheese and sugar until smooth, add fresh cream, corn flour, salt and egg yolks until everything is fully combined.

4. Fold the egg white into the cream cheese mixture in 3 parts.

5. Pour over the apple filling and use a spoon to spread evenly.

6. Bake for 35-45 minutes. If top is still pale, change to top heat function and increase temp to 150°C for 3-5 minutes, keeping an eye until nicely browned.

7. Let the cheesecake cool, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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