maandag 29 december 2008

TWD: Tall and Creamy Cheesecake

Yeah, I'm back!!! Been busy baking the last couple of days: some cookies for friends and family and the TWD Tall and Creamy Cheesecake for my family and me to enjoy on Second Christmasday.

The Tall and Creamy Cheesecake was picked by Anne of Anne Strawberry and what a great pick it was! We all loved it!! A whole kilo of creamcheese went into this cheesecake so it was quite heavy, but it still tasted very light!
I used 1 cup cream and 1/3 cup sour cream. When the cake was ready to go into the oven I found out that my springform wouldn't fit into the other pan, so I had to bake the cheesecake without a waterbath. I still baked it for 1 1/2 hours and it looked great!!
Since I had half a cake leftover I took it to work yesterday, my coworkers also enjoyed it!
I must say this was the best cheesecake I ever ate!! Yum!!!
Dad's verdict: 8,5 out of 10

Next to come are:
  • Triple Chocolate Cookies for CEiMB (28/12), hosted by The Feast Within
  • Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze
  • Cinnamon Bun Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze
  • Chocolate Cherry-Almond Biscotti for CEiMB (1/1), hosted by Enjoying My Favorite
  • French Pear Tart for TWD (6/1), hosted by Dorie Greenspan
  • Fried Rice with Scallions, Edamame, and Tofu for CEiMB (8/1) hosted by Running with Food
  • Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins for TWD (13/1), hosted by Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake
  • Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary and Chocolate for CEiMB (15/1) hosted by Beckett Bakes It
  • Berry Surprise Cake for TWD (20/1) hosted by Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen

P.S. Those of you still wanting to join TWD: the group is opened to new members till January 1st, in honor of the 1 year anniversary. If you would like to join TWD, check out the website before then!!

33 opmerkingen:

pinkstripes zei

I loved this recipe. I, too, took it to work. Everyone loved it.

What's for Supper? zei

We really enjoyed this cheesecake at our house too. DELICIOUS! I can't wait to make it again with key limes.

HoneyB zei

I will definitely use this recipe as my base in the future. We loved it also! Great job!!

The Food Librarian zei

This is crazy tall and beautiful! Mine didn't brown on top, but I made 4 minis. It was all delicious!

Steph zei

I loved the cheesecake too! It was so yummy. I like how yours is actually tall, mine was more like a mini..haha

n.o.e zei

Your cheesecake is so tall and beautiful. I'm really glad to know it works without the water bath, since that gave me such a headache!
Great job.

Engineer Baker zei

That looks wonderful! But yikes - the list of things-to-bake is a little overwhelming. It's got me worrying... :)

Liz zei

The cheesecake sounds great! I took a pass on this one since I'm with a bunch of cheesecake-haters, but I'm looking forward to making it in the future when it will be appreciated!

Marie zei

I love your Cheesecake! It looks perfect! Well done! I love, love, LOVED this recipe. It's my new favourite! MIne didn't get all browned on top either.

Peggy zei

Yep, yours looks a lot like mine. I can't wait to taste mine. It is still refrigerating. Maybe I'll have a slice for breakfast this morning. I bet yours was delicious!

Pamela zei

No water bath and it still looks that fabulous? Great job!! It looks really delicious and it was obviously enjoyed by everyone. Way to go.

ostwestwind zei

Great looking cake!

Best wishes for 2009!

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Lady Baker zei

wow! yours truly came out 'tall'! Mine came as far as how high it grew! :) Yours looks perfect!

Jacque zei

Awesome! Looks like your dad really enjoyed it.

I usually don't use a waterbath and its' fine.

Sara zei

Wow, your cheesecake looks perfect. I need to try this recipe!

chocolatechic zei

Yours looks wonderful.

This was such a fabulous cheese cake.

Christine zei

I am so glad to know that the cheesecake comes out beautifully without the water bath! Looks delicious!

Katrina zei

Looks great and YUM! Mine turned out great, too, despite a little sinking in the cake. Still tasted great! Glad you liked it.
Happy New Year!

Anne zei

I love the dad rating, that's awesome. It looks absolutely wonderful! Have a happy new year!

Leslie zei

Your cheesecake looks amazing! Glad you didn't have any problems not using a water bath. Sharing is definitely the way to go with a big dessert like this one.

PheMom zei

We loved it too and thought it was the best cheesecake! It is tough finding pans to fit and work for water baths sometimes, but if you don't mind tht pretty golden look then all is good with the world. Great job!

Kimberly Johnson zei

Your cheesecake looks so tall and beautiful! Great job!

Jamie zei

I am glad you enjoyed's indeed tall! I cannot wait to read about your lemon cookies! YUM

rainbowbrown zei

Yum! Good thing Dad liked it!

TeaLady zei

Looks great to me. Glad y'all liked it.

CB zei

Adorable picture of your dad! I also loved this cheesecake. So freaking good. In fact my hubs has repeatedly asked me to make it again. I really wanna try the orange variation now!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

kim zei

it looks wonderful, glad you enjoyed it so much! it really is tall!

natalia zei

Ciao ! Your cheesecakes looks so good even without the bath !! I wish you a beautiful new year !!

Amanda zei

Looks wonderful! I loved it too : )

mangomissives zei

This was an excelltnt recipe that will have a place in my dessert repetoire!

AmyRuth zei

I think your cheesecake is the tallest ever! Great job and so glad you liked it. I loved it as well. I thought it was a really simple awesome cheesecake.

Cakelaw zei

Yum! Your cheesecake looks great! That kilo of cream cheese is scary - I had to shut my eyes on that one.

LyB zei

It looks fabulous, even without the water bath. I thought this was the best cheesecake ever too. :)