Monday, April 27, 2009

Daring Bakers April Challenge - Cheesecake

The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge.

I love cheesecake. I always have and always will. This love affair started many years ago. When I was younger we would shop at a grocery store now called Michael-Angelo's. The bakery was situated in the back of the store and sometimes my mom would let us choose something to take home. This is a big deal because it did not happen often. I repeatedly chose a slice of cheesecake. There were only three flavours and I regularly chose the chocolate swirl. I loved its cold creaminess and never tired of it.

Fast forward to this month's challenge. I was so happy to be making cheesecake! I decided to make mine with an Oreo crust and broken Oreos stirred into the filling. Simple but delicious. The cheesecake was luscious and infused with vanilla. It wasn't too sweet or firm and the mini versions I made were the perfect serving. Everyone loved them and the recipe is definitely a keeper. If you haven't made cheesecake before and would like to try, make muffin-sized ones. They're less daunting and if you have a big enough pan to fit your muffin tin into you can still do a water bath.

Thanks Jenny for a sublime challenge!

10 comments:

Sara said...

This looks so yummy! I love the mini version...so cute! :)

The Benny's said...

Yummm Bite size cheesecakes!

Elissa said...

The texture of these looks perfect and the chocolate look so good!

Mama Bear said...

Ohhh yummy. Great job!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

breadchick said...

mini cookie cheesecakes! Oh yum.

CookiePie said...

Oreos + cheesecake = YUM!!!!

Katie said...

Awww mini cheesecakes are so cute. Love the oreo addition.

Jenny said...

I like mini cheesecakes. Then I can eat more than one. :-)

Jenny said...

Sounds delicious. I love when a recipe has the power to trigger a memory. Thanks for being a part of the April Daring Baker's Challenge!

Jenny of JennyBakes