Cheesecake is easy to make. There are many Indonesian cheesecake recipes you can find online. People like it for its rich flavor. How to make a perfect cheesecake? There are a few things you have to remember. First of all, cream cheese is really important. Sour cream is commonly used, so is the heavy cream. It will be good for the cake either way. We personally find sour cream better, but if you prefer the other one, then use it, instead. It takes a few eggs to make a nice cake. Don’t add too many because it will be too smooth. It is better when it still maintains the spongy texture.
Another important addition is cornstarch. We believe you like it as well. It is like an essential ingredient to prevent the cake from cracking. It is not a must, just so you know. But knowing that this ingredient is good at maintaining texture, it makes a good addition. Most of us love our cheesecakes textured. Cornstarch ensures that the cake you make still feels firm. Water is also important. As trivial as it may sound, water is actually very important to define the texture of a cake. You may think that olive oil is all that matters. However, water is just as important.
It may not add to the gentle texture, but it does improve the texture in another way. When your cheesecake cracks, it doesn’t mean you fail. It just means that it needs a better mixture of ingredients. Remember that in making a cake, all the ingredients need to be perfectly measured. The way it is caked also affects its texture. One of the most common instances is overcooking. This can be avoided by setting the timer correctly. Also, don’t cool it too fast because it can also lead to cracking. Here is an Indonesian cheesecake recipe for you.
- 5 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup whipping cream
- 1 tsp finely shredded lemon
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 ¾ cups sugar
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla
- Mix sugar, flour, cheese, and vanilla. Combine all these ingredients with an electric mixer. The outcome should be fluffy.
- Put eggs and egg yolks into a bowl, and then beat with the mixture until they’re evenly combined. Set the speed low because when it’s too high, it will create a different texture.
- Add lemon peel and whipping cream. Continue mixing.
- Prepare for a medium sized baking pan. Shape doesn’t matter, just make sure it’s not too large because the mixture will be too thin.
- Place it in the oven and bake in 325 degree F for an hour. To find out whether the cake is well-cooked or not, you can take it out of the oven and shake a little. When the top doesn’t move, it means the cake is properly cooked.
- Let it set for a few minutes. When it’s cool, you can garnish the top with strawberries, crackers, cream, and others.
This Indonesian cheesecake recipe is for 10 servings. We’ll share more next time. Remember to measure the ingredients correctly because it affects the texture of the cake and its taste.