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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Oreo Cheesecake (US/UK)

Cheesecake #2!  Since these cookies n cream cupcakes were so tasty, I thought I'd work out a recipe for a similar cheesecake.  Enjoy!

You will need:
140g (just under 5oz.) Oreos or similar chocolate and cream sandwich biscuits
150g (just over 5oz.) Chocolate biscuits, preferably Oreos with the cream removed
3 Tbsp melted butter
350g (~12oz) full fat cream cheese
200g (~1 cup) granulated sugar
3 eggs
100ml (just under 1/2 cup (.42)) soured cream
1/2 Tbsp flour
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

You will also need a 6-inch springform pan.

1. Crush 150g chocolate biscuits to a fine sandy texture.  This is best done either in a food processor or in a strong food storage bag with a rolling pin.

2. With your hands, mix crushed biscuits and 3 Tbsp melted butter in the springform pan.  Press around edges to form crust.

3. Crush 140g sandwich biscuits into large pieces.  Set aside.

4. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and cream cheese. 

5. Mix in eggs.

6. Mix in flour, soured cream, and vanilla.

7. Once smooth, stir in oreo pieces with a large spoon.  Set aside a few tablespoons for a topping after baking.

8. Pour into crust.

9. Bake for 45 minutes (or until set) at 175 C (250 F).

10.  Allow to cool before topping with remaining oreos and placing in the fridge to chill for 5-6 hours.