Miguel Maestre’s daughter joins him in the kitchen for this phenomenal Basque Burnt Cheesecake

She’s his little helper!

It’s no secret that Miguel Maestre loves to cook with simple ingredients and seasonal produce, and he often gets his kids involved in the kitchen too.

With help from his daughter Claudia, the chef and The Living Room co-host has created a phenomenal Basque Burnt Cheesecake. Find the full recipe below.




Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan-forced). Grease a 23 cm springform tin and line with crushed baking paper, extending it 2 cm over the edge.


Beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in the sugar, then the cream.


Pour the batter into the prepared tin and tap gently on the bench to remove any air bubbles. Rest for 5 minutes, then bake for 55 minutes or until the top is dark brown and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Switch off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside to cool to room temperature. (This is important– if you try to remove the cheesecake from the tin while its still warm it may collapse.)


Remove the cheesecake from the tin and serve. It will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 1–2 days, but bring it back to room temperature before serving.

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