Saturday, May 28, 2005

Birthday Cheesecake

This is the best recipie for cheesecake known to this universe. Wonderful texture, to die for crust. And I just made on for my dad's birthday and it turned out divine!

Grandma Dorothy's Cheese Cake

2 pkg Zwieback (a baby teething cookie; find it in the babyfood aisle; and don't laugh - it's the secret ingredient!) rolled fine
1/4c evaporated milk
1c white sugar
1t cinnamon
Blend together and reserve part of the top crust (about 2T). Pat sides and bottom of lined (wax paper) spring mold and pat firmly.

Beat 4 egg yolks vigorously. Gradually add 1c sugar and beat in 2lbs Philadelphia cream cheese. Add 1/2c cream and 1/2c evaporated milk, 1T flour and 1t vanilla. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.

Pour into mold. Top with crumbs. Bake 1 1/2hr at 350. After baking let cool 1hr in oven.