New York Cheesecake

Preparation info
  • Makes one 23 cm cheesecake, about


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

This isn’t a tart, but it does utilise a shortcrust pastry base - my favourite way of preparing a cheesecake. A baked pastry base makes the cheesecake so easy to unmould, even if you use a springform tin and it tastes much better than those biscuit crumb crusts that are so loaded with butter that they never really become firm.



  1. Roll the shortcrust pastry dough to a 24cm disc according to the directions. Slide the piece of rolled dough onto a flexible baking sheet or chopping board. Place the tin on the dough and cut around the base of the tin using a paring knife or small pizza wheel. Remove the scraps and slide the disc of dough into the prepared tin. Press i