Tuesday, December 30, 2008

TWD: Tall and Creamy Cheesecake


When I saw that the last recipe for December was a cheesecake recipe I was both excited and nervous. I've never made a cheesecake before, even though it is something that I've always wanted to try. So I was very happy to see this recipe, because I knew it would be the kick I needed to finally make this awesome treat.

I was so inspired by this recipe and how great it sounded that we decided to make one for each of our parents for Christmas, since my dad and Doug's mom are cheesecake fans. This was so good that all of our parents absolutely raved about it. This has a nice creamy texture and a light sweet taste to it. And it's really actually very easy to make (trust me, I've made it three times now counting the one I just made for us to keep). The most time consuming aspect of this is the baking and cooling periods. This recipe also freezes really well, when we made the cakes for our parents we kept them in the freezer for a couple of days to make sure they stayed fresh and they were perfect.


I think this is a great recipe for someone who is new to cheesecakes, it's simple to follow and tastes great. I will definitely be trying more cheesecakes in different flavors in the future, so stay tuned!

This recipe was picked by Anne of AnneStrawberry, check out this great blog.

This recipe is from Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, pages 235-237.

10 comments:

Maci said...

I still haven't tried mine, I can't wait! Three Cheesecakes!! Geesh, you need to start cooking for Sara Lee now =]

Christine said...

So glad that everyone enjoyed the cheesecake. This does make a wonderful gift and yours looks great!

chocolatechic said...

OH, yours looks great.

I loved this cheesecake.

Joelen said...

Once you make cheesecake for the first time, you'll easily want to try other recipes and mix ins for additional flavors! :)

That Girl said...

I love how well cheesecake freezes! We have some in our freezer right now!

mybakingheart said...

I love it! You should try it with the cinnamon - it's SO yummy!! :)

Engineer Baker said...

And the world of cheesecakes shall open unto you, and you shall gain 20 pounds... Wait, what? :P Beautiful looking cheesecake!

Rebecca said...

So glad you got to spread the cheesecake love around over the holidays!

Leslie said...

Aren't you sweet making one to give both parents! I'm glad to hear it freezes well. I loved it and plan to make some of the delicious variations I've seen.

AmyRuth said...

Yep I agree its a great dessert and an easy recipe. Great job and sweet to share the love.
Good job
AmyRuth