Visual Diary • NYC Cheesecake

This was my first time making NYC Cheesecake and I am so happy the way it turned out! I heard warnings that it would crack in certain circumstances but I made sure to google all the tips and tricks to prevent that from happening. 

Here are some of the tips I think that helped:

  • 15 minutes at 450 degrees F; 1 hour at 200-250 degrees (adjust depending on your oven)
  • While mixing, scrape the side of bowl to prevent cream cheese streaks
  • Add one ingredient at a time, including each egg
  • Cool in oven, turned off overnight with door closed, refrigerate in the morning for several hours

The base recipe I used was from Smitten Kitchen. I might've made a couple tweaks to their recipe like their temperature recommendations (since I used a teflon springform baking pan where the temperature limit is 450 degrees) and not using orange zest, but it still tastes great! This cheesecake turns out super heavy and dense. 



Visual Diary • Thanksgiving 2015

From today's Thanksgiving meal prep...


Special thanks to my calligrapher friend / Copperplate master, Ben for allowing me to be a recipient of such fine craftmanship. My first custom oblique pen and I must say it's the most comfortable pen to hold.