Prep time:
20 minutes
Cooking time:
1 hour
Chilling/ Freezing Time:
2 hours
Level of Difficulty:
CircoTherm® and FullSteam


200 g shredded wheatmeal biscuits, finely crushed
90 g butter, melted
3 x 250 g packets cream cheese, at room temperature
220 g caster sugar
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
2 tsp lemon juice
3 large eggs
1 egg yolk
250 ml sour cream

A decadent New York style cheesecake with a rich creamy filling cooked with FullSteam.


Preheat the oven on CircoTherm® at 160°C. Grease and line the base of a deep sided 23cm springform cake tin.


Mix the crushed biscuits with the melted butter, stir to combine and then press evenly into the base of the prepared cake tin.


Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and allow the base to cool while you prepare the filling.

In a large electric mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese for 2 minutes. Continue beating on a low speed and add the sugar, salt and cornflour. Add the vanilla, lemon rind, lemon juice, eggs, egg yolk and sour cream and beat until smooth and creamy. Remember not to use a whisk as this will incorporate too much air.


Pour the mixture onto the prepared base and cover the cheesecake with a piece of aluminium foil. Place the cheesecake into the oven, select FullSteam 100°C and cook cheesecake for 1 hour. Remove foil and check the cheesecake has just set.


Allow cheesecake to stand at room temperature for 20 minutes, cover and then refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

For further inspiration here are 5 ways to decorate your cheesecake.

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This recipe is prepared with NEFF’s FullSteam. We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. All eggs are 55–60 g, unless specified.

Authors Bio:

As a trained Home Economist and Chef, Fransje knows that good cooking comes from confidence in the kitchen. With 27 years of industry experience, Fransje can help you decode the appliance manual and share some delicious dishes.

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