Monday, March 28, 2011

oreo cheesecake: an empty stomach filled


Tired and hungry. Two things I am feeling at the moment. Too lazy to get up and make something to eat, but too hungry to just sit here. Oh the dilemma!

I know what you're thinking; is she serious? Yeah, well, I don't take well to hunger. Food pretty much dominates my life so I take eating quite seriously. As a patissiere, it may seem as though I eat sweets all the time, but I actually prefer healthy food for the most part. But I have to admit that it's tough resisting desserts as times. Normally when I make something, I try to scale the recipe down or give most of it away to my family and friends. Besides, I think it's more fun when others  also get to enjoy the sweetnesses of life. Nothing compares to the feeling of getting other people fat. (Jokes!...or not)


So when a friend asked me to make him an Oreo cheesecake, I was over joyed because Oreos are definitely my favorite store-bought cookie. 

Whaaaat? I like store-bought stuff? Oh yes, I am no snob when it comes to food. I'll admit it, I love junk food. Now, that doesn't mean I eat it all the time. No no, just for when I have those really intense cravings.

Anyway, back to the cheesecake. As I was making it, there was a little bit of extra batter so I decided to make a mini cheesecake with it. Well, as soon as my family found out about this, I was obligated to bring it to them. Let me tell you that cheesecake is no joke in our family. It is hailed as some sort of god. So incidentally, I was left with a tiny piece. And it. was. good. Mmmm.

This post is featured on Cupcake Apothecary: A themed baker's Sunday and Something Swanky: Sweets with Thursday 


Oreo Cheesecake

I like my cheesecakes to be rich and dense, so if you're like me, you will most likely enjoy this recipe!

Ingredients 

1 pkg. (350 g or 550 g if you want more) Oreo cookies, divided
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 pkgs. (8-oz. - 250 g) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Extra Oreo cookies, for garnish

Procedure

Preheat oven to 325 F. Finely crush about 15-20 cookies and coarsely chop about 10 cookies; set aside. Mix finely crushed cookie crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Press on bottom of a 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and sugar at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat only until just incorporated (beating the eggs too much is what makes the surface crack). Add sour cream and vanilla and beat for 30 seconds and then fold in chopped cookies. Spread mixture onto prepared crust. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until set. (If necessary to prevent top from browning, tent with foil for the last 15 to 20 minutes of baking). If it's really wobbly, it's not ready; if it's only slightly wobbly (one ripple), it's ready - it will set as it cools. Turn off heat and leave to cool completely in oven. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or preferably overnight before serving.

Run a hot knife around the side to remove from pan. If necessary, level off top with a serrated knife. Spread chocolate glaze and garnish with Oreo halves or as desired.

Chocolate glaze

Ingredients

1/2 cup (125 ml) heavy cream
1/8 cup (25 g) sugar
1 tbsp (25 g) butter
1/8 cup (25 g) corn syrup
125 g bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

Procedure
Place chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Heat the cream, sugar, butter and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat until just simmering and pour over chocolate. Mix until smooth. Pour immediately over cake and spread with an offset spatula. Do not wait too long before spreading on cake otherwise the glaze with start to seize and leave ugly lines. Like any sort of glaze or ganache, the more you stir, the more it will thicken so be weary.

 

36 comments:

  1. Congrats! You were featured on this weeks A Themed Baker's Sunday! All the treats looked so delicious I wasn't able to rank them this week. Hope you come back for next week's theme which is Cakes! It starts tomorrow and ends next Saturday night! See ya!
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/05/themed-bakers-sunday-6.html
    Alyssa

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  2. This looks absolutely incredible! And you take the most amazing photos!! I'd LOVE for you to think this to my sweet treats party this weekend. Hope to see you there,
    Ashton
    www.somethingswanky.com

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  3. I'm featuring these on Something Swanky tomorrow! Grab a featured button! And don't forget to swing by the party!!
    Ashton
    www.somethingswanky.com

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  4. Just saw this on Something Swanky and had to come by and show some love! Not only does your picture make my mouth water, but I'm book marking this recipe for a later date! :)

    Katie from Katie's Cucina

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  5. Oh I am in love! Your picture looks amazing and I can't wait to make this :)

    The Farm Girl

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  6. I think I just gained 10 pounds looking at that! It looks amazing! I love the chocolate drizzling over. Your photography is beautiful, I'm looking forward to checking out the rest of your site! All of your desserts look so pretty... I am your newest follower :)

    Check out my blog and follow back if you like!

    http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com

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  7. These look so delicious!! I am your new follower! I will definitely be trying some of your recipes.. :) Also if you want to check out my blog it is For-The-Love-Of.blogspot.com I am new to this, but I am excited to share recipes, crafts, and make-up. If you would want to follow also that would be wonderful!!

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  8. What a wonderful recipe! I love Oreo's and this recipe seems to take the taste sensation a step further. I can't wait to try it!

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  9. Congrats again! You were featured in A Themed Baker's Sunday Best of 2011!! There is a button you can pick up at my blog for being featured. Please come back this Sunday where the theme will be Citrus's! Looking forward to seeing you!
    Cupcake Apothecary


    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/search/label/A%20Themed%20Bakers%20Sunday

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  10. Oh, for the love of Oreos! You've caught the attention of great bakers everywhere! Congratulations on being included in the Sweet Sixteen Collection this week!

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    1. Thanks! Oreos are my favorite for sure :)

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  11. Hi

    Your Oreo Cheesecake looks really good! I would like to try out your recipe but this will be my virgin attempt.. :P I need to check with you though, what type of butter did you use? salted/unsalted? and is it ok to use the microwave to melt the butter?

    Thanks!!

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    1. Hi! I used unsalted butter. Sorry, should have mentioned that. Normally in baking you would always use unsalted butter unless otherwise stated. And yes, you can use the microwave to melt the butter. Just do it in intervals. If you like, you can follow the baking directions from this recipe: http://bitesofsweetness.blogspot.ca/2012/03/so-lovely-lavender-glazed-cheesecake.html

      I found that it had a great texture and baking the cheesecake over a water bath resulted in even baking! Have fun!

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    2. Hi Lisa,

      I tried your recipe last weekend and the cake was really nice! My boyfriend liked it alot too :P Thanks alot for sharing the recipe and your kind help with the baking instructions! They seem more useful than some other baking books! :D

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  12. I made this for a cheesecake recipe swap (but exchanged Golden Oreos for the chocolate ones). Great recipe...thanks for posting!

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  13. Just came across this on Pinterest. My daughter requested either an Oreo pie or cheesecake for her 23rd bday dinner. How cool that I can give her both with this recipe, thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to cook this and get her surprise reaction from getting her two favorite desserts combined.

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    1. Hi there! I hope she enjoys it. Oreos are certainly one of my favorite cookies :)

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  14. I just want you to know that I made this recipe last night and my coworkers absolutely loved it today! Great job! It has received great reviews!

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    1. Hi Taylor! Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm really glad your co-workers liked it!

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  15. Do you recommend using the "water bath" for this recipe? I noticed you did for other cheesecake recipes but it wasn't mentioned here.

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    1. Hi Kristine! When I made this recipe I hadn't tried the water bath method yet, but now that I have, I certainly recommend it!

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  16. Hi! I'm going to be baking this cheesecake today for Christmas tomorrow. Does it matter when I put the ganache on? Will it be ok if I put it on today and it's refrigerated until tomorrow? Thanks !

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    1. Hi! It's probably best to refrigerate the cheesecake completely overnight or about 4-5 hours to let it set before decorating. The ganache needs to be spread out so it will be difficult if the cheesecake is still wobbly.

      Merry Christmas!

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  17. I am wondering the same thing about the ganache. Any help would be appreciated. :)
    Thanks!

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  18. I acutally made this cake today was so excited to make it didnt turnout exact like the pic but doesnt look that bad i guess haha

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  19. What does divided mean? Like take the cream out of the cookies? Or divide the amount?
    Thanks Kristina

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    1. Hi Kristina!

      Sorry, I guess I should have been a little clearer! Finely crush about 20 cookies (you can crush them whole or just the cookie part). These will be for the crust. Then coarsely crush about 10 whole cookies to fold into the batter.

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  20. I have been asked to make an oreo cheesecake grooms cake for a wedding in July 2014. About how many would this serve?

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  21. This would serve about 10-15 portions. Wedding cake portions are normally a bit smaller however.

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  22. When you say "add sour cream and vanilla and fold in chopped cookies" do you mean fold in all those ingredients or beat the sour cream and vanilla before folding in the cookies?

    Thanks,
    Angela

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    1. Hi Angela!

      You can beat in the sour cream and vanilla and then fold in the cookies separately so they don't get crushed.

      Thanks!

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  23. Awesome, thanks so much!

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  24. I made your cheese cake today. As I am looking at your pictures, I am totally confused as to why your individual pictures of the cheese cake do not have the Oreo crust bottom? Did it not come out of the pan? Did you cut it off or where did the Oreo base go in your pictures with just the slices of cheese cake?

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    1. Hi there,

      You are totally right to be confused! I made the cheesecake for a friend who ordered it but I had a bit of batter left (but no cookie crumbs) so I made a mini cake in a 6" pan. Since the other one was for an order, I couldn't cut it to take pictures. Sorry about the confusion!

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