Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Tall & Creamy Cheesecake

I didn't actually get to eat any of this cheesecake. I made it as a gift for my co-worker (the one who says she can't cook) for Christmas Eve. I've made cheesecake before but it's always an intensive process. There are a lot of steps involved that aren't hard but that take a lot of time, mostly waiting. I made this cheesecake last Tuesday night so I could take it to her on Wednesday. Well I didn't even start it until I got home from my Tuesday night knitting group, so it was almost 10:00PM before I even got it in the oven. Then it had to cook for 1.5 hours and then cool and it took forever. And I was exhausted by the time it was done. My Springform pan wasn't as tall as the recipe called for but I went with it anyway. Again, actually putting the ingredients together isn't difficult it's just the waiting that's hard (especially when it's late and all you want to do is go to sleep).
The cheesecake turned out well, although the top did crack and it wasn't a picture perfect looking cheesecake. Even though it wouldn't have won any beauty contests the recipient said it was delicious and she and her family enjoyed it. My husband has already requested I make another one for us but this time I'll be making it before 9:00PM at night.
The cheesecake recipe was chosen by Anne of AnneStrawberry, go read her blog, it's full of great recipes! Thanks again Anne!

11 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

Starting after 10 pm?! Wow! What a great friend you are! :) Looks great. My little ones didn't brown on top but I wasn't sure how long to bake them. Looks yummy!!

Anne said...

I'm glad it turned out despite your late start! I do the same thing sometimes and regret it later when I read through the whole recipe! I hope you had a great Christmas and happy new year too!

Christine said...

Wow what a late night! I bet your co-worker loved the cheesecake!

Engineer Baker said...

Don't you hate when that happens? I find myself stuck in the kitchen late at night like that way too often. But hopefully it was all worth it - it definitely looks like it!

TeaLady said...

It's the taste that counts and this one is yummy!! Hope you like it when you get to finally taste it. Does take a long time, tho'.

pinkstripes said...

I'm sorry you didn't get to try it. It was absolutely delicious!

Happy New Year!

rainbowbrown said...

I started mine at about 9 pm, but luckily I had a film on to cover up the waiting time. I think it looks great and I do indeed suggest making another for yourself and husband.

Leslie said...

As long as it tastes great, looks are unimportant! I'm glad your friend liked it (and it sounds like your husband has great taste, too!)

juju73 said...

Your cheesecake looks wonderful! Bravo!

Emily said...

OMG, cheesecake. I made one once and forgot to put sugar in it, so that was the end of that.

It looks amazing.

Jacque said...

Yes, this definitely isn't a recipe to start at night. I'm glad it was well liked.