Monday, April 27, 2009

Daring Bakers April Challenge: Cheescake!!

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

Alright, this is my very 1st blog and daring bakers challenge! Being new to the whole blogging scene I'm kind of at loss for words....

This month's challenges was cheesecake, and I love cheesecake. I found it really hard to make up my mind as to flavours but in the end went for lemon and blueberry. I ended up making it for Easter dinner and combined with my Step father's Birthday so I had a good group of people to test it and to my delight there were no left overs!!

Seeing as I've made quite a few cheesecakes in my lifetime I wasn't to worried about the challenge but I must admit I've never used the water bath technique so I was curious to see how the results would differ. I have to a say I was thoroughly impressed!! No cracks, the cake was light, fluffy and delicious! I used vanilla beans in place of extract, I love the flavour you get from them and seeing the little black flecks in the cake. I also used lemon zest and doubled the amount of freshly squeezed lemon juice in the recipe. For the sauce, I used 1 pint of blueberries, 1 lemon zested and juiced, and 2 tablespoons of sugar. I simmered it down until the fruit began to break down slightly and let it cool until I was ready to put it all together!!

I have to say this challenge was fun and Delicious, I will forever use the water bath technique! I'm looking forward to next month's challenge!


tonic said...

Yay! I was eagerly awaiting this post. Your cheesecake looks and sounds great, I'm not surprised it was devoured!!

Jenny said...

Welcome to the Daring Bakers! It has taken me a long time to get through all the posts, sorry about that. I think lemon and blueberry sounds delicious, and love citrus with this recipe. Keep up the baking!

Jenny of JennyBakes

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