Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tall and Creamy Cheesecake

The final recipe for December’s Tuesday with Dorie is Tall and Creamy Cheesecake. It was chosen by Anne Strawberry and can be found on pages 235-237 of Baking From my home to yours. I can describe this cheesecake in one word, Delicious. I wasn’t all that excited about making this recipe but I’m really glad I did. It wasn’t that I don’t like cheesecake, because I do. I think that I just wasn’t in the mood for one more rich dessert and besides I have a perfectly good recipe for cheesecake that I have been using for years and I really didn’t need a new one. Let me say I was wrong on both counts.

I followed the basic recipe with a graham cracker crust. I used half cream and half sour cream. The taste was pure and very creamy. The texture was not as dense as the cheesecake I usually make but I think that I prefer it. The recipe takes a while to prepare with the mixing, baking, cooling and chilling but it was worth the effort. As for the calories, I don’t even want to think about it but I will be making this again.


Leslie said...

I'm with you on not thinking about the calories, but this recipe is so worth it, isn't it? Your cheesecake is so beautiful. What a lovely finish for the TWD year!

Jacque said...

It looks perfect! Good job getting through it even though you weren't enthused.