Many, many moons ago I visited New Orleans. During that stay I bought a fundraiser cookbook off of a nice lady I met :).
I LOVE this cookbook! It is about a million years old, a bit stained, a bit tattered, but it is still one of my favorite. Everything in there is SIMPLE :).
Everyone one in my house has a birthday cake favorite. Yesterday was my husband's birthday, and he wanted cheesecake.
Here is the recipe, hold on to your buttons!
3 large packages of soft cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 pint sour cream
1 box zwieback or ginger snap crumbs
Cream cheese and add 3/4 cups of sugar and eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Pour into greased spring pan lined with zwieback on bottom. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Whip 1 pint sour cream 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar and pour over cake. Return to same oven for another 10 minutes. Put in refrigerator for a least 3 hours and chill before serving.
The original recipe says 2 hours chilling, but you will see in my pictures that 2 hours just does not set the cheesecake enough. Over night is what I usually do, but I was not on schedule yesterday and we could not wait any longer to dig in :).
Serve with strawberry sauce, or like us, plum sauce (that is actually supposed to be jam, but it did not set. Tastes fabulous!!)