Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cheesecake Pops with the Daring Bakers

First of all, I have to admitt that I'm a convert. I really didn't think much of cheesecake before this last Friday. I have eaten it in cafés occasionaly, but it always seemed somewhat rubbery and not all that interesting. Now I know that it isn't cheesecake I'm not so impressed with, but rather that I did have not very impressing cheesecake. A huge thank you to this months Daring Bakers hostesses, Elle of Feeding My Enthusiasms and Deborah of Taste and Tell, for challenging me to do this! I'm afraid I'm hooked.

Life is terribly busy at the moment, and this in addition to the fact that I feel quite lonely and not really up to baking with D. gone made me think that I wouldn't do this months challenge. But Friday afternoon on my way home I dropped by the grocery store (mainly because I needed to shop something for dinner) and in the end I bought cream cheese and cream (the two ingredients I didn't already have) and made a batch after dinner. I made a tiny batch, dividing the original recipe into five, and then, feeling a bit sorry for myself all alone on a Friday night I ate part of it as soon as it cooled down a bit. (Yum, that's when I realised I've only had bad cheesecake, and felt much better.) Yesterday, I dipped it in chocolate and som chopped pistagios. So, I don't have time for a long post, but this is my afternoon snack yesterday. And yes, I will have to make this again! The recipe, by the way can be found on Deborah's blog, linked above. I know many people had problems with their cheesecake no setting, but I had none at all. On the other hand, I baked my fifth of what was supposed to be one cake for the 45 minutes prescribed... So I can understand that people who went for the whole batch had trouble. Anyway, thank you again to our hostesses, and sorry about my short not very interesting post this month. Too many deadlines... I'll be back in a week with a report from France!

9 comments:

HoneyB said...

I'm glad you tried the challenge and found that you do like cheesecake...AND that it made you feel better :) I think they look yummy with the pistachios!

Enjoy your trip and I'll look forward to reading your blog more!

Jenny said...

How lovely that a DB challenge can change your mind about an entire dessert! I love the pops you made.

Deborah said...

I'm so glad you ended up trying it and finding a cheesecake recipe that you like!! Wonderful job!

Dana McCauley said...

I know everyone is different, but I find cooking - baking especially - so therapeutic. I hope you feel better soon and that, armed with a great sharing recipe like cheesecake, that you'll take the plunge and bake one up again soon and invite some folks over to share it.

Barbara Bakes said...

I have one left over block of cream cheese in the fridge. You've inspired me to cut the recipe down and make it again soon!

L Vanel said...

Splitting this project into steps over several days is a great way to keep it under control. Great job.

Dolores said...

Life is way too short for bad cheesecake... I'm glad you found one that works for you! :) And great job with the challenge, in a sea of spherical pops it's nice to see some square ones.

SweetDesigns said...

Glad you did them and that you now like cheesecake =) They look wonderful!

Sheltie Girl said...

Beautiful job on your pops!

Natalie @ gluten a go go