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Basque Cheesecake

Basque Cheesecake

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 35 mins Difficulty: Beginner Cooking Temp: 428  °F Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year
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Basque Cheesecake, also known as "burnt" cheesecake, is a rich and creamy dessert with a deeply caramelized top and a custard-like center. This cheesecake is perfect for any occasion, offering a unique and indulgent treat that is both rustic and sophisticated.

The batter for Basque Cheesecake is made from a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, eggs, heavy cream, and a touch of flour. The ingredients are beaten together until smooth and creamy, then poured into a parchment-lined springform pan.

The cheesecake is baked at a high temperature, causing the top to caramelize and form a deep brown, almost burnt, crust while the center remains soft and creamy. Once baked, the cheesecake is allowed to cool completely in the pan, where it will sink slightly and develop a rich, custard-like texture.

Basque Cheesecake can be enjoyed plain or garnished with a dusting of powdered sugar, fresh fruit, or a drizzle of caramel sauce. The result is a dessert that is both visually stunning and incredibly delicious, with the rich and creamy center contrasting perfectly with the caramelized top.

This cheesecake is perfect for dinner parties, holidays, or any celebration where you want to offer a unique and decadent dessert. Its combination of flavors and textures makes Basque Cheesecake a favorite among dessert lovers.


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  1. Soften the cream cheese. In a clean bowl, bring together cream cheese, sugar and cornstarch. Use a hand mixer to beat until well combined. Beat in 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk until well combined. Add in heavy cream, lemon juice and vanilla extract and mix well. Sift once.

  2. Line the 6-inch round cake pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 428℉(220℃).

  3. Pour all the batter into the cake pan. Taps and send into the oven. Let bake for 20 minutes. Let the cheesecake set in the fridge to cool for 2 hours and serve.

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