Baked Vanilla Cheesecake

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Modern Classics

Modern Classics

By Frances Bissell

Published 2000

  • About

This cheesecake recipe is an old-fashioned one, baked in a shortcrust rather than on a biscuit crumb base. I learned it from Mary Ann, who was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nigeria when I was a VSO there. It appeared on many party tables whenever we could find and afford the dairy products.



Roll out the pastry, and use it to line a cake tin, baking dish, flan ring or other suitable container capable of holding a volume of about a litre (32 oz..

Place the container on a baking sheet, as this will conduct heat right through the pastry, which holds a rather dense mixture.