Posted by: hyacinthus | November 10, 2009

Vancouver Cheesecake

It was 16 years ago that I had eaten a delicious cheesecake in Downtown Vancouver. However, I forgot the cafe name.

Today, I tried to reproduce it using the recipe from Wikibooks.

The cheesecake is currently in the cooling stage. Not sure if it’s the right recipe though 😀

Here’s the cake!

Immediately out from the oven!

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After 30min… notice the crack on the top? It’s a little jelly like what the recipe says. I was shaking the tin too much. In the end, I scooped a bit from the centre and ate a little… hehe…

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All ingredients are halved and I used a 18cm round springform baking tin.

Ingredients

  • 500 ml cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 125 ml ricotta cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 250 ml whipping cream
  • 80 ml white sugar
  • 5 ml of lemon juice
  • 10ml pure vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C
  2. Beat the cream cheese and ricotta together until smooth, continue beating as you mix in the sugar, then the eggs.
  3. Slowly beat in the whipping cream
  4. Add lemon juice.
  5. Add vanilla extract.
  6. Pour into 8″ springform round baking tin.
  7. Bake at 150°C for 45 minutes or so, slightly less time in loaf pans. The cake should still be jelly-like in the centre when done. Remove and allow to cool, then refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.

Do you know how much fat is in this cheesecake?

Let’s count using the nutrition facts found on the packagings,

Total estimated fat in this cheesecake (I’m only using half of the stated ingredients above) = Cream Cheese (34.4g x 2.5) + Ricotta Cheese (13.3g x 0.5) + 3 Eggs (5g x 3) + Whipped Cream (35.1g x 1.2) = 149.77g!

For simplicity, 150g of fat translated to 1,350 calories! :p

Should I eat it???

Edit: I regret making cheesecake after reading this article “Don’t Say Cheese”. Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) said that Cheese is giving Americans a heart attack.

Just discovered that there’s Philadelphia fat-free cream cheese which will reduce amount of fat to 64g! How come it’s not available in Singapore’s Carrefour? 😦

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Responses

  1. oh wonderful!

    Michael


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