I was first introduced to this recipe about ten years ago. I was intimidated by the complexity, but my friend that gave me this recipe assured me I could pull this off. I figured I didn’t have anything to lose, and it had to taste good. If all else failed I would still have the Bailey’s. So I gave it a try and it was heaven! My very first cheesecake! Little did I know what it would lead to.
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My very first cheesecake! Little did I know what it would lead to.
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 6 Tbs butter
- 1/4 tsp non-flavored gelatin
- 4 1/2 bricks room temp cream cheese
- 1 2/3 cup sugar
- 5 lg eggs room temp
- 1 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
- 1 Tbs vanilla extract
- 1 cup semisweet Choc chips
- 1/2 pint chilled whipping cream
- 2 Tbs sugar
- 1 tsp instant coffee powder
Preheat oven to 325. Coat 9 inch spring form pan with nonstick vegetable
Oil spray. Wrap outside of pan with a double of aluminum foil. In a bowl
combine crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Press mixture into bottom and up sides of pan. Bake until light brown, about 7 minutes. Maintain oven temp at 325 F
Sprinkle Choc chips over crust or put in batter
Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smoothe. Gradually mix in sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Blend in Baileys and vanilla. Spoon filling into
Prepared crust. Bake until puffed and springy in center and golden brown, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Cool completely before removing springform.
For best results bake the cheesecake in a Bain Marie ( a water bath).
Place the wrapped springform in a roasting pan. Fill the pan with hot water
until the level reaches 3/4 of the way up the side of the springform pan. This will
keep the cheesecake moist and will help prevent the cake from falling in
Beat cream, sugar, and coffee powder until peaks form. Spread mixture over cooled cake. Garnish cheesecake with chocolate curls.
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