The New York cheesecake is traditionally served without garnish. Fruit, jams and other are a recent addition.
Personally I prefer them without anything else. It preserves its wonderful mixed aroma of egg yolk, cream cheese and sour cream.
This smooth and rich tasting cake can be easily made with low fat cream cheese using exactly the same recipe. Enjoy this classic!
When making crust pastry, you need to limit the formation of gluten. This will help minimize dough contraction when baking. Tips are: limit kneading, use cold butter, refrigerate before and after rolling dough. Some chefs knife-pulse the dough mixture in a food processor until they have something like bread crumbs.
Ready to slice and serve!
Tools used: Whisk, hand mixer, silicone spatula, measuring spoons, wooden spatula, sieve.