Zwieback - need an alternative
I plan to prepare a couple of different cheesecakes for Thanksgiving. Both recipes call for Zwieback-based crusts. I have had the darnedest time trying to track down the biscuits, apparently for good reason as they no longer seem to be made.
Does anyone have a good recipe to replicate Zwieback toast or an alternative recommendation? I know graham crackers are sometimes used as a substitute but I really am not keen on that.
To replicate Zwieback (a crisp twice baked bread usually made with eggs and sugar) you could use a biscotti. My favorite crumb crust for cheesecake is simply finely crushed dried bread crumbs and butter. Toss in a bit of sugar if you want to sweeten it up.
If you're up to something new and different, spray a pan with cooking oil and "dust" it with rice flour, then pour off the excess and par-bake it for about 5 - 7 minutes. Add your filling and back as usual. The resulting crust is extraordinarily thin and crispy.