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1 tablespoon unsalted butter,
1/4 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
2 pounds cream cheese,
8 ounces mascarpone,
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate,
3 tablespoons brandy
2 tablespoons instant espresso
1 package Pepperidge Farm
1 tablespoon Kahlúa
1 tablespoon Crème de Cacao
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325
Line bottom of 9-inch springform pan with foil, tuck foil
pan bottom, assemble pan, then pull foil around side of pan.
the bottom and sides with butter. Sprinkle crumbs over bottom. Tilt
pan in all directions to coat it evenly with crumbs. Cover pan under-
sides with sheet of heavy-duty foil and set in large
kettle of water to boil for water bath.
Using electric mixer,
beat cream cheese, mascarpone, sugar and vanilla
until mixture is smooth.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until just incorporated
and scraping down after each addition. Transfer half of
the batter to a medium
bowl. Add the melted chocolate to
medium bowl; stir until well
Stir the brandy and espresso
powder in a small bowl until espresso
dissolves. Stir espresso mixture into
batter remaining in large bowl.
Pour chocolate batter (medium bowl) onto the prepared crust. Bake
chocolate layer just begins to set,
about 20 minutes.
Make a layer of
Bordeaux cookies on top of chocolate cheesecake
layer. Sprinkle generously
with a mixture of Kahlúa and Crème de
Cacao. Carefully spoon the espresso batter over
the cookie layer.
Set roasting pan on oven rack and pour enough boiling water
about halfway up side of the springform pan. Bake in water bath for
approximately 1 hour, until sides puff
slightly and center is softly set
but still appears moist. Turn oven off.
Allow cheesecake to cool in
the oven with oven door ajar for 1 hour longer.
Remove springform pan from water bath and set
on wire rack; cool
temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
This cheesecake is extremely rich
delicious! But as
Julia Child said,
“An imaginary shelf labeled INDULGENCES is a good idea.
It contains…French butter-cream fillings, gooey chocolate cakes,
and all those lovely items that demand disciplined rationing…
They are for special occasions, and when that occasion comes we
can enjoy every mouthful.”
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