Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Baileys Irish Cheesecake

 Hello Everybody!
Yesterday was my moms birthday(HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!) and for the last couple of years I have her the classic NY Cheesecake. But this year we both wanted to try something a little different, Exhibit A


Not being a big cheesecake fan myself, I really don't make them very often. So I was a bit worried about how it would turn out. But thankfully everything turned out nicely:) I hope you find this recipe helpful.

Ingredients:

Crust:
2 Cups graham cracker crumbs
1 Stick Butter, melted
3 Tablespoons sugar

Filling:

4 (8oz) packages cream cheese, room temperature
11/4 cup sugar
4 Large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 plus 2 Tablespoons Bailey's Irish Cream
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Topping:
11/2 Cup whipping cream
3 Tablespoon powdered sugar
4 teaspoons Bailey's Irish Cream
What To Do:
Preheat oven to 350f. Butter a 9-inch spring form pan, set aside.
To make the crust: In a medium bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and the sugar until the crumbs are moistened and hold together when pressed. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan, and up the sides and the pan about an inch and a half.


You can the use bottom of a glass to compact out the crumbs.
Place the crust in the oven, and bake for five minutes.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
To Make Filling: In a large mixing bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth, add the sugar and the vanilla blend until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beat until combined. Add the Bailey's and the heavy cream, beat until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as you go.
Pour the cream cheese mixture into the prepared crust. Smooth out the top and knock on the counter a few times to get rid of any bubbles.
Place in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the edges are firm and the middle is still jiggles a little. Remove from oven, and take a sharp knife go around the edges of the pan. Cool completely before removing from pan. Refrigerate for 5 hours up to overnight.
For Topping:
Before serving.
In a mixing bowl beat the whipping cream until is just starts to thicken, then add the Bailey's, vanilla and the powdered sugar. Beat until the cream mixture is a stiff whipped cream consistency. spread on top the cheesecake, and serve.
Voila! I hope you like the recipe.
Have a great day.
Anna.

The original recipe is here