Cheesecakes are one of my all-time favourite desserts. To me, they’re like a classic finish to a nice dinner meal. I can never bring myself to say no to cheesecakes, regardless of how satiated I feel.
SO last Saturday (when I was still back in SG), my mom and I decided to bake Baileys Irish Coffee Cream CHEESECAKE together. Although my mom cannot cook for nuts, she loves to bake. She bakes from time to time on weekends for parties and for friends. Lately, she has stopped buying commercial bread but instead makes her own bread from scratch. Effort indeed.
We adapted our Irish Coffee Cream cheesecake from Aunty Janet’s original recipe (Aunty Janet is a good friend of mom’s who also loves to bake and has shared many recipes with her).
It’s quite a simple recipe! If a baking noob like me can grasp and follow it, I’m sure you’ll be able too. Oh yes, and I took some pictures along the way for your easy reference. 🙂
Janet’s Irish Coffee Cream Cheesecake Recipe (Makes 3 20cm x 6cm aluminium pans)
- 200 grams shortbread/oreo biscuits (crush them)
- 37.5 grams melted butter (approx less than 1/6 of block)
- 8oz x 3 pcs Philadelphia Cream cheese
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 tbsp plain flour
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa powder
- 1⁄4 cup Baileys Irish Coffee Cream
To make biscuit base:
- Put shortbread biscuits in a plastic bag and crush using a rolling pin or put in a bowl and use a masher. Do not crush until too fine. Do not use a mortar and pestle because oil will ooze out from the biscuits.
- Add hot melted butter to bind the crushed biscuit pieces together. If using Oreo as a base, use less butter.
- To make the crust, press the crushed biscuits evenly onto base of pan, using a masher and a gloved hand.
- Chill in freezer for 20 mins. (If not using immediately, can just put in the lower fridge shelf.)
- Use a skewer to make holes in the crust – this helps to hold the filling together.
To make filling:
- Cream the thawed cream cheese, sugar, cocoa powder and flour. Do not overmix – cake will crack otherwise.
- Make sure that there are no lumps before adding the eggs, one at a time.
- Add the sour cream. Mix well.
- Add Baileys Irish Coffee Cream. Mix well.
- Pour the mixture over the crust.
- Bake in Bain Marie (water bath) at 250 degrees C for 10 mins. Do not open the oven door.
- Reduce heat to 120 degrees C and bake for 60 mins.
- When done, cheesecake will be firm and shrink from all sides of the pan. Do not over-bake.
- Cool the cheesecake in the oven with the door open and oven turned off.
- Cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and chill overnight in the fridge before serving. (Good to place a piece of paper towel over cheesecake, with the plastic wrap on top of the paper. Paper towel helps to absorb moisture.)
Don’t forget to…
- Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.
- Prepare water bath at the same time.
- Let aluminium pan sit on a tray of water. Make sure the pan has no holes!! If using a metal pan and it has seams, wrap pan with aluminium foil at the base.
TA-DA! You are done. Let me know how the cheesecake goes! (PS: It’s worth every calorie.)
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DORÉ by LeTAO in Jakarta
Speaking of cheesecakes, I finally got to check out DORÉ by LeTAO‘s first outlet in Jakarta (Plaza Indonesia)!!! DORÉ is French for “golden” and it is a subsidiary brand of LeTAO from Hokkaido, Japan.
DORÉ’s specialty Fromage Cake (a kind of cheesecake) is AMAZEBALLS. Seriously. It is very soft and creamy, yet light, and it melts in your mouth almost instantly.
I first had a taste of cheesecake heaven when Christian and Sasha sent one whole DORÉ cake to our doorstep last Christmas 2015. Before Agent D could have a go at his second slice, I had already wiped out the entire cake (oops ).
Other than the renown Fromage Cake, DORÉ by LeTAO also sells various cookies and chocolate. The cookies have fancy names like ‘Le Choco Noir’ and ‘Cheddar & Gouda’ (don’t know how to pronounce). I was very tempted to get the ‘Earl Grey’ cookies but self-control held me in.
Anyway, I’m so happy that they finally have a physical outlet here in Jakarta! Going to bed dreaming about their Fromage Cake tonight.
Cheesecakes aside, I got my batik cloth buys (from Yogyakarta) framed today. Can’t wait to see the finished products tomorrow. Will blog about it soon. X
DORÉ by LeTAO
Plaza Indonesia Level 3
M.H. Thamrin Kav.28-30, Central Jakarta