Ben D’s New York Cheesecake from
  • Cooking Time: 40 min
  • Servings: One cheesecake
  • Preparation Time: 30 min
  • 1 ¾ cups finely ground graham crackers crumbs (homogeneous mix)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts (heterogeneous mix)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (homogeneous mix)
  • ½ cup melted butter (homogeneous mix)
  • 3 eggs (heterogeneous mix)
  • 2 packages (8 oz.) of softened cream cheese (homogeneous mix)
  • 1 cup white sugar (pure substance)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (pure substance)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (homogeneous mix)
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract (homogeneous mix)
  • 3 cups sour cream (homogeneous mix)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs, walnuts, cinnamon and melted butter together. Press on bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan.
  3. Combine 3 well-beaten eggs, cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla and almond extract. Beat until smooth. Blend in the sour cream and pour into the crumb crust.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 35 minutes or just till set. Cool. Chill well, about 4 or 5 hours. Filling will be soft. May be served as is or topped with your favorite fruit topping or glaze.
The reason I chose this recipe is because it was cheesecake, and I like cheesecake, it was also the most trust-worthy link/recipe I found. A physical change would be mixing the ground up graham crackers, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, and the melted butter, another physical change would be the cake changing temperatures in the oven. Some chemical changes would be the browning of the cake in the oven (temperature change), and it becoming a solid. Submitted by: "Ben D"