Thursday 7 August 2014

Key Lime Classic Cheesecake Tutorial Video Recipe 青柠经典芝士蛋糕 (中英食谱视频教程 )

Last Wednesday was my birthday. I didn't plan to bake a cake for myself initially as I wanted to chill and relax on that special day. However there was a sudden urge to bake that morning as I was craving for baked cheesecake! I immediately took out Carol's baking book and adpated her Lemon cheesecake (which I had bookmarked and on my to-bake list) to bake myself a Key Lime Cheesecake since I still had some Key Limes left after baking the Key Lime Meringue Tart  for my blog's 1st anniversary the week before.
I quickly got down to baking it and chilling it before setting off for my birthday lunch treat from my best friend, Grace at Daniel Boulud Bistro (a nice french restaurant by celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud) located at Marina Bay Sands. Came home around evening to decorate it with some whipping cream and fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Love the cake for its great taste! 

Both of us were really filled up with the above 6 courses! The DB signature sirlon burger  filled with braised short ribs and Foie Gras served on Parmesan bun is a must try! 

This tutorial video is done using an iphone with one hand filming and taking photos while working with the other.  

Key Lime Classic Cheesecake 
(recipe adapted from 胡涓涓’s‘烘焙新手必备的第一本书’)

Recipe食谱 :(for an 8 inch round mould with removable base 8吋分离式圆模1个  )

A: Base Crust

Digestive Biscuits 70g  (I used 110g, about 8 pieces)
Unsalted Butter 35g (I used 40g)
1.5 tbsp caster sugar (I omitted) 


消化饼干 70g (我用110g, 大概8片)
细砂糖1.5大匙 (我没放)

Method 步骤:

1. Use double boiling method to melt unsalted butter.  (I melt the butter directly over my Brandt induction hob.) 

1。将无盐奶油隔水加热融化。 (我直接在Brandt电磁炉上溶化。) 

2. Put the digestive biscuits in a plastic bag, use a rolling pin to crush it up finely before adding sugar. (I used my U-blender to blend it to get a finer texture and have omitted the sugar.) 


3. Mix the melted butter and crushed digestive biscuits together.


4. Pour the biscuit crumbs into the cake pan, press firmly onto the base of the pan. 

4.将混合好的饼干碎倒入蛋糕模中,利用一个平底的容器将饼干碎压实。   (一定要确实压紧, 脱模才不会松散掉)

5. Bake in a preheated oven 120 degrees Celcius for 10 minutes before taking out to cool down. (Do not remove the biscuit base crust from the pan.) (I selected the traditional function for my Brandt oven)


B: Cheesecake 

a - cake batter: 
450g cream cheese 
20g caster sugar 
4 egg yolks 
50g heavy whipping cream (I used whipping cream of 38% dairy fat)
40g unsalted butter 
40g low gluten flour (I used top flour, can be replaced by cake flour) 
Zest from 1 lemon (I used key lime zest)
Juice from half a lemon (I used juice from one key lime)  
1 tablespoon Cointreau  (I omitted it) 

b - meringue part: 

4 egg whites 
1 teaspoon lemon juice (I used key lime juice) 
60g caster sugar


a - 面糊部份:

奶油乳酪 450g
细砂糖 20g
蛋黄 4个
动物性鲜奶油 50g
柠檬皮屑 1个 (我用青柠屑)
柠檬汁半颗 我用1颗青柠汁)
君度橙酒1大匙 (我没放)

b -蛋白霜部份:

蛋白 4个
柠檬汁 1茶匙 我用青柠汁)
细砂糖 60g 

Preparation 事前准备工作:

1. Cream cheese softened slightly at room temperature or softened using a microwave oven, cut into small pieces. 

2. Separate the egg whites and yolks carefully, ensuring that the egg whites do not have any traces of egg yolk or in contact with water or oil. (Suggest that you separate the eggs in a smaller bowl first, ensure no traces of egg yolk is found in the egg white before transferring to a bigger stainless steel mixing bowl. The slightest trace of egg yolk will cause the meringue to be unsuccessful. )

2。从冰箱取出将蛋黄蛋白小心分开。蛋白不可以沾到蛋黄,水份及油脂。 (建议分鸡蛋的时候都先分在一个小碗中,确定没有沾到蛋黄才放入钢盆中,不然只要一颗沾到蛋黄,全部的蛋白就打不起来了)

3. Sift the low-gluten flour.


4. Melt the butter using bain-marie method or microwave oven.


5. Extract the juice and zest from the lemon. (I used key lime)


Method 步骤:

1. Use an electric mixer to mix the cream cheese and sugar together until light and fluffy.  


2. Add the followings in this order - egg yolk, whipping cream, low-gluten flour, lemon/key lime zest, lemon/key lime juice, Cointreau, unsalted butter. (mix each addition of ingredient well before adding the next ingredient.) 

2。依序将鸡蛋黄,动物性鲜奶油,低筋面粉,柠檬皮,柠檬汁,君度橙酒,    无盐奶油加入奶油乳酪中搅拌均匀。(每一次都要搅拌均匀才加下一样。)

3. Use an electric mixer, beat the egg whites in medium speed, add in the lemon juice and half amount of sugar at foamy stage. Add the other half amount of sugar at soft peak stage and using high speed to beat till stiff peak. 


4. Use a silicon spatula to fold the meringue into the cream cheese mixture until well combined. 


5. Pour the mixture into the cake pan wrapped with two layers of aluminium foil on the exterior base.  


6. Place the cake pan on a bigger baking pan/tray, fill up the bigger tray with hot water, avoid adding more water in between baking as the opening of oven door may caused the cake to collapse due to changes in temperature. 

6。模子放放入大烤盘, 大烤盘中尽量倒满热水,避免中途加水而开烤箱使得冷空气进入让蛋糕塌陷。

7. Bake in preheated oven 180 degrees Celcius for 10 minutes before lowering the temperature to 140 degrees Celcius and bake for another 60 minutes. Use a skewer to test, cake is done when skewer comes out with slight crumbs instead of watery batter.

7。放入已经预热至180度c的烤箱中烘烤10分钟,然后将炉温调到140度C继续烘烤60分钟。竹签测试只要沾黏的状况不是液体就表示熟了, 有一些散的组织沾粘是正常的

8. Remove from oven, cooled down completely before chilling the refrigerator for 3~4 hours before unmoulding it. 


9. After chilled, use a small flat knife, run around the edges of the cake pan for easier unmoulding. 


10. Use a long blade thin knife, heat it over the fire on the gas store to cut the cake neatly. (Clean the knife before heating over the fire after cutting each piece. )

10。切的时候用一把稍微宽长的薄刀, 在瓦斯炉上加热后再切才会切的整齐。(每切一刀都要将刀擦干净再加热才切。)

Personal Notes 小笔记:

There are some slight cracks on the surface of the cake after baking, will lower the temperature to 150 degrees the next time when I bake this cake. 蛋糕表面稍微有些裂,下次再做,会把温度调低到150摄氏度。

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe

This post is also linked to the event Cook Your Books #15 organised by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours

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DomesticGoddessWannabe said...

Cheryl, this is one stunning cake! And i love lime, so the cake is a bit sng sng. YUMMY!

Karen Luvswesavory said...

Well ....Happy belated birthday Cheryl. Lovely classic cheesecake!

kitchen flavours said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
That is one gorgeous cake! I have not baked a cheesecake in ages.
And lucky you, got to dine at Daniel Boulud's!
Thanks for sharing with CYB!

Susanne Ng said...

Happy belated birthday! So pretty!

Baking Taitai said...

Thanks Diana, the key lime also added fragrance to the cake and the sweetness is just right!

Baking Taitai said...

Thanks Joyce, yes very blessed to dine at DB, nice ambience and great food!

Baking Taitai said...

Thanks Susanne! Pretty cake or pretty me? Hahaha!!! ;p

LY's Kitchen Ventures said...

Would love a slice of this! Beautiful! :)

MiMi Bakery House said...

Cheryl..maybe I had wished you before, but nevermind...Happy Birthday, Belated one, again...hehehe...
I don't want to watch video... I liked a "real" slice of Key Lime Cheesecake plz... But maybe all gone le..

May you always be in good health, happiness & baked more lovely cakes ^^

Baking Taitai said...

Thanks sis!

Baking Taitai said...

Thanks Charmaine for your lovely wishes! Hehe... all gone by the 2nd day, encore from my little piggy! ;p

MiMi Bakery House said...

You make one for me..tomo i gg west area...:P

Baking Taitai said...

Charmaine, next time ok? This long weekend I am spending my national day holidays at RWS. :)

lena said...

happy belated birthday to you, cheryl! i can imagine how difficult it can be shooting the video with one hand and the other hand working on the cake....and the video is great!

Bakericious said...

Happy belated birthday to you Cheryl! thanks for the video clip, the cake is pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl

Happy Belated Birthday to you! You cakes and breads always look so yummy!
And thanks for the video. You make cake baking look so easy.
I have a tall order from my girl to make her a cake for her birthday next weekend.
How do I make that whipping cream topping?


Jozelyn Ng said...

Happy belated birthday Cheryl!

向日葵葵 ~ Sunflower Grace said...

Cheryl, Hppy Belated Birthday to you.
I like the way you deco the cake. Nice cake!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you, what a nice cake you have prepared here.

Baking Taitai said...

Thanks Lena!

Baking Taitai said...

Hi Audrey, I got the Topping cream from Phoon Huat and whipped it up.

Baking Taitai said...

Thanks Jozelyn!

Baking Taitai said...

Thanks Grace!

Baking Taitai said...

Thanks Sonia!