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Water Grill cheesecake

Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12
Water Grill cheesecake
(Jamie Rector / For the Times)

Ginger cornmeal crust

1

Heat the oven to 325 degrees.

2

Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat to a creamy consistency. Once the mixture is smooth, add the flour, cornmeal and ginger, and mix to combine. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

3

Bake until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Cheesecake batter

1

Place the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla bean seeds in the bowl of an electric mixer and cream until smooth. Beat in the eggs and egg white, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla extract, lemon juice, creme fraiche and cream and mix well.

2

Pour into the baked crust and bake until the center is set, 50 to 55 minutes.

3

Refrigerate the cheesecake 2 to 4 hours before removing it from the pan.

Ginger berry sauce

1

Set aside half of the blackberries and half of the raspberries.

2

Combine the remaining blackberries and raspberries, the sugar and the ginger in a saucepan. Cook on low to medium heat until the berries have released all their juices, about 15 minutes.

3

Strain through a fine strainer, pressing down with a wooden spoon, and return the liquid to the saucepan, discarding the solids. Cook until the sauce is reduced by two-thirds. Drizzle the sauce over the chilled cheesecake and garnish with the reserved berries.

From Wonyee Tom. At the restaurant, these are served as individual-sized cakes.

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