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                     Nancy’s Best Chocolate Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : <NDooley@president-po.president.uiowa.edu >
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Crust:
    1      C.            sifted flour
      1/4  C.            granulated sugar
      1/2  C.            butter, very soft (semi-melted)
    1                    egg yolk, lightly beaten
      1/4  tsp.          vanilla
                         Filling:
    3      8-oz. pkg.    cream cheese, softened
    1 1/2  C.            sugar
    2      T.            flour
      1/8  tsp.          salt
    4                    eggs, lightly beaten
    4      oz            semisweet chocolate, melted
      1/4  C.            sour cream
    1      tsp.          vanilla
                         Top:
    2      squares       semi-sweet chocolate
    2      T.            butter.  Drizzle in
           design on to  cheesecake.  Chill till trim sets.  Makes 
           .  Store in   frigerator.
 
       Combine dry ingredients and cut in butter until well mixed.  Add egg
  yolk and vanilla and blend thoroughly.
 
       Dust fingers with flour and pat dough onto bottom and about 1 up on
  sides of 10 cheesecake pan.  (I use 10 Kaiser springform pan with
  non-stick finish.)
 
  Filling:
       Beat cream cheese in large mixer bowl until smooth and creamy.
  Combine dry ingredients; stir into cream cheese mixture.  Add eggs and
  beat just until combined (do not overbeat).  Stir in the chocolate, sour
  cream and vanilla, mixing until combined.  Pour into crust-lined pan.
 
       Bake in 325 degrees for 60-70 minutes or until center appears set or
  cracks.  Remove from oven and cool 15 minutes.  Run spatula around edge of
  pan to loosen cheesecake.  Cool 30 minutes more.  Remove sides of pan,
  cover and chill at least 2 hours.
 
  Top:
       Melt semisweet chocolate and butter.  Drizzle in
  lattice design on top cheesecake.  Chill till trim sets.  Makes 12
  servings.  Store in refrigerator.
 
  Note:  The crust can be used for any cheesecake; if it’s used on a New
  York-style or plain cheesecake, I add 1 tsp. grated orange or lemon zest.
  Also, a chocolate crust can be used for the above filling:  1 1/2 C.
  finely crushed chocolate wafers mixed with 6 T. melted butter.  Mix and
  pat into pan.
 
                    
 
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