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Kosher Cheesecake Contest – Shavout 2016

A few years ago, we shared with you how to make the Neopolitian Striped cheesecake by the Overtime Cook as featured in Whisk / Ami Magazine. This year, we bring to you a kosher cheesecake decorating contest that took place at AJ Madison and was sponsored by Whisk / Ami Magazine. Lilac and Creeme provided the dozens of amazing cheesecakes which were decorated by each lady. Stay tuned to find out which of the top 5 contestants won!

Music: “Kelt” by Yisroel Tzvi @ LittleBoxRecords

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How to Bake Kosher Neapolitan Striped Cheesecake for Shavout

As Shavuot approaches, we decided to experiment and see if we can make an out-of-the-box wacky cheesecake for all the husbands who stay up the whole night learning Torah. What better way to do so than to combine the three primary ice cream flavors into one delicious Neapolitan pie?

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1 1/2 chosen Graham cracker crumbs

1/4 cups sugar

6 tablespoons butter

STRAWBERRY LAYER 

1 8 oz cream cheese unwhipped

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup strawberry puree. ( blended frozen strawberries)

1 teaspoon strawberry extract (optional)

CHOCOLATE LAYER 

1 8 oz cream cheese unwhipped

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup flour

VANILLA LAYER 

2 eggs

1 8 oz cream cheese unwhipped

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup +2 tablespoons flour

1-preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9” spring form pan with parchment paper

2-prepare the crust. In a small bowl combine crackers sugar and melted butter (sand texture) press along the bottom and up the sides of prepared pan. Press a round measuring cup along the edge to smooth it out. Place crust in freezer while preparing the batter.

3- Batter- in a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for strawberry layer. Whisk until smooth.set aside. Repeat to make chocolate and vanilla

4- remove crust from freezer, place small scoop ( about 2-4 T) of vanilla batter in the center of crust

5- next, place a scoop of chocolate batter in center of vanilla. This causes vanilla to spread out. Next place scoop of strawberry in center of chocolate. Repeat with remaining batter, alternating between the colors

6-bake for 65 mins. To prevent cracks, turn off oven heat and leave cheesecake in the oven to cool slowly for at least an hour.

Note: if you dont want to make crust, divide the batter between 2 store bought crust pies and BAKE for 40 to 45 mins

We saw the recipe by Overtime Cook  in Whisk – an AMI publication – and yes, we called and they gave us permission to post the recipe.

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