CK, When I was a kid my Mom purchased, one volume at a time, the Woman's Day Encyclopedia of cooking at our local supermarket. Other kids read comics and teen magazines, I read these from cover to cover. The recipe for Lindy's cheese cake was in one of the volumes. I do use less zest than the recipe calls for and only the lemon and I have also cut the recipe in half before and made it in a glass deep dish pie plate. My Mom, who generally never eats the crust on anything always ate every bit of this cookie crust. For anyone who makes this recipe, I apologize ahead of time as I do tend to tweak things I make and my tweaks may not be in this recipe. Lindy’s NY Style Cheesecake Filling:
2-1/2 pounds cream cheese (5 (8-ounce packages)
1-3/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons flour.
1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
Pinch of vanilla bean (inside pulp) or 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup heavy cream Cookie dough crust:
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon gated lemon rind
Pinch vanilla bean (inside pulp)
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup butter
Make the crust: Combine flour, sugar, lemon rind and vanilla, make a well in center and add egg yolk and butter. Work together quickly with hands until well blended.
Wrap in waxed paper and chill thoroughly in refrigerator for about one hour.
RoIl out 1/8-inch thick and place over oiled bottom of a 9-inch spring form cake pan. Trim off the dough by running a rolling pin over sharp edge.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake 20 minutes or until light gold. Cool. Butter sides of cake form and place over base. Roll remaining dough 1/8 inch thick and cut to fit the sides of the oiled band.
Make the filling: Combine cheese, sugar, flour, grated orange and lemon rind and vanilla.
Add eggs and egg yolks, one at a time, stirring lightly after each addition. Stir in cream.
Assemble the cheesecake: Preheat oven to 550 degrees. Fill form with cheese mixture.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 200 degrees and continue baking one hour.
Cool before cutting.