Alice is

a recipe hoarder

NY Cheesecake

Crust 85g melted butter 140g fine digestive crumbed 1tbsp sugar

Filling 900g cream cheese 250g golden caster 3tbsp plain flour 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract lemon zest 3 large eggs, plus 1 yolk 284ml carton sour cream

topping 142ml soured cream 1tbsp golden caster 2tsp lemon juice

  1. Middle shelf - lined cake tin. Parchment. Melt butter and digestives. Bake for 10 mins.
  2. Beat cheese until creamy. Gradually add sugar, flour, pinch salt.
  3. Whisk in vanilla, lemon zest and juice. Whisk in eggs and yolk one at a time. Add 3/4 carton sour cream. Whisk but don’t overbeat. Smooth light and airy. Brush sides of tin with melted butter. Add filling. Bake 10mins @ 180°. Reduce to 90°. 25 mins. Must wobble.

These are some recipes collected over the years in kitchens. They are mainly in note form, hence rough, and often scribbled down like a madwoman. Contact me if it’s all too confusing!