måndag 31 augusti 2009

I found an old recipe

well, not old at all compared with some of the recipes you can find at Gutenberg, but rather old to be a recipe for microwave cookery. It's a recipe from 1977 for a cheesecake made in the microwave oven. It has a slightly different texture than a traditionally baked cheesecake – not quite as smooth. As I see it, the advantage with making it in the microwave oven is that I ended up with only two bowls and one spoon to clean. I'm usually not in a hurry to get things done – but if your guests will arrive within four hours and you'd like to serve a cheesecake this is quite handy.
The first day we ate it with black currants, the second day we brought it on a picnic and ate it we blueberries picked just before we sat down to eat.

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter
mix crumbs and butter. Press over bottom and up sides of an 8- or 9-inch pie plate. Cook on High 1½ - 2 minutes.

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 eggs, well beaten
1/4 cup raw sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1½ cups dairy sour cream

In a large bowl, stir cream cheese until smooth. Stir in eggs, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in sour cream. Cook on low 10 to 12 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Pour into baked crust. Cook on low 5 minutes or until center is set.
Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours.

2 kommentarer:

  1. I love cheesecake! And fresh fruit. When you say "low" do you mean half power with the microwave?

    I may miss your posts again for a while since tomorrow I fly to Germany for nearly two weeks, with my daughter, sil, and grandson Nathan for a family wedding. Nathan is 4 years old and is going to be in the wedding as a blumenkinder......I doubt I will have a lot of internet access during this time! I'll miss your blog!

  2. Kristi,
    Well, I guessed about low and high - as my oven obviously is different than the one in the cook book. I think I used a bit less than half power.
    How nice to be able to go to Germany! You have to tell me about it when you're back. If the weather behaves it can be the perfect time to go there - especially if your going to the south part of the country.
    Have a grand time!