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    PAG's New York Cheesecake

    Very simple recipe for what is a stunning cheesecake.



    Start with 350g of digestive biscuits, break them up then whisk them in a blender (you can wrap them in a tea towel and tap them instead with the aim of getting as fine crumbs as possible.



    Then, melt 120g of unsalted butter, and in a large bowl, mix the biscuit crumbs in thoroughly.



    Then, pack the mix down into whatever you're going to use for the cake (having greased the sides and base with a little butter first. Press the mix with your fingers, making sure that it's compact, especially around the sides.



    Put the cake tin into a fridge to let the base chill down, then start on the cheese element. Take 900g of cream cheese, and make it smooth (again best in a blender).



    Then, gradually add 150g of caster sugar, after which 5 large eggs, one at a time whilst continuing to mix. After that, add 150ml of fresh lime juice before giving a good final whisk.

    The mix will seem quite sloppy, but that's how it's supposed to look.

    Pour the cheese mix over the biscuit base, and put into a 160C oven for around 45-55 minutes.





    Take the cake out of the oven and put to one side to cool for about 15 minutes. Turn the oven up to 220C.

    Whilst it's cooling, in a large bowl, put 3 large egg whites, and whisk until they start to form peaks. Then, gradually add 110g of caster sugar, again whilst continuing to beat the mix, until it becomes glossy and quite stiff.

    Then, FOLD (not whisk) 40g of desiccated coconut into the meringue mix.



    Spread the meringue mix over the cheesecake, and use the back of a spoon to form small peaks.



    Put into the oven for about 5 minutes so the top starts going golden.



    When removed from the oven, allow to cool for 10 minutes or so before putting it into a fridge for a few hours. Take care when removing from the tin, and decorate the top with grated zest from the limes.

    And there you have it. Goes great with some fresh mango or strawberries on the side.


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    Can't green you again so soon. Nice recipe, well executed, with fantastic looking result.

    Just a question, though. The base looks really thick in the final photo yet in the first pic it seemed to be a base only with no sides, maybe 10mm thick, tops. What is the thickness of your bikky base and do you mould it up the sides of the tin?

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    That's superb!

    Love me some cheesecake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Can't green you again so soon. Nice recipe, well executed, with fantastic looking result.

    Just a question, though. The base looks really thick in the final photo yet in the first pic it seemed to be a base only with no sides, maybe 10mm thick, tops. What is the thickness of your bikky base and do you mould it up the sides of the tin?
    The base is between 5-10 millimetres. What you're seeing on the side is caused by the butter that's greased the tin, which slightly caramelises the cheesecake when baked.

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    Nice, PAG...

    Different twist on a traditional New York-style with a meringue topping.

    Well done!!


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    Aye, that looks like a fine job.

    Any tips on the best royal wedding vid. on you tube?

    Looking for one that shows off the best hats.

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    I think "vid" doesn't need the ".", albeit it's an abbreviation. It distracts and is unneccessary at a time and with an audience that fully realise what "vid" means.

    Just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Aye, that looks like a fine job.

    Any tips on the best royal wedding vid. on you tube?

    Looking for one that shows off the best hats.
    Not really, and certainly not in your preferred hat colour, i.e. brown.

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    Good job

    Do you deliver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Good job

    Do you deliver?
    According to M'Sahib, yes.

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    Sweet

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