June 06, 2004

Mom's Cheesecake

While we're debating the true nature of cheesecake, here's the cheesecake my mom makes:

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup melted butter

1/2 cup sugar

Mix together. Press to bottom and sides of springform pan. Chill for 1 hour.

3 x 8 oz. packages of cream cheese at room temperature mixed with 1 1/2 cups of sugar.

Add 4 egg yolks, beat until creamy, mix in 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat 4 egg whites until stiff, but not dry.

Fold egg whites into cheese mixture, pour over crumbs and bake 1.5 hours at 225 degrees.


Try it – I guarantee you'll like it.

Posted by richard at June 6, 2004 12:05 AM

There's war in Iraq and you're posting about Cheesecake!!! Mmmm, cheesecake . . . It actually sounds pretty good. I'd like to try it, but what on earth is a springform pan?

Posted by: Mike F. at June 6, 2004 11:33 AM

Stop — stop! You had me at "graham cracker crumbs."

Posted by: Brad A. at June 6, 2004 12:28 PM

We can't let the terrorists win. We must continue to eat our decadent Western deserts.

But seriously, this cheesecake is one of those things that makes you giggle when you eat it. Those little fried cinnamon rolls with icing that we make in the summer are also in that category.

Posted by: richard at June 6, 2004 12:51 PM

Just two days ago I was lecturing a group of law students about the virtues of fried cinnamon rolls. This over a megaplatter of calamari at lunch (see Phutatorius for the full expose/confession of what I ate this week).

Posted by: Brad A. at June 6, 2004 01:36 PM

It is pretty good cheesecake, but it was a secret recipe.

Posted by: Dickv at June 7, 2004 10:25 PM

Okay, at the end of the month I will change all of the amounts so that it's useless to all the recipe thieves out there.

Posted by: richard at June 7, 2004 10:54 PM