Monday, 27 April 2009

Daring Bakers: Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake

Part of the fun of the Daring Bakers is that each month hundreds (thousands?) of people around the blogging globe are cooking up the same recipe in the same manner, and that one day a month the blogosphere is assaulted with impossible numbers of pictures of lasagnas, cinnamon buns, and yule logs - looking slightly different, but otherwise the same underneath. This month, though, we were tasked by Jenny from Jenny Bakes with being creative and inventing our own twist to a basic cheesecake recipe. So today, there will be hundreds (thousands?) of cheesecakes to look at and, like snowflakes, each will be different. Where has my Daring Baker security gone?

Cheesecake is known to be fabulous with fruits on it, but I didn't want to be predictable; why play it safe when you can go risky and fail? And fail is what I came close to doing. I made my cheesecake with a nutella swirl and hazelnuts on top. The swirl looked lovely, the hazelnuts were a crunchy top to complement the slightly-crunchy base, but the overall effect was to create a very, very sweet slice of cake with the nutella elbowing the cheesecake out of the pole position in the flavor race.

I was making my cheesecake to bring around to a friend's Greek Easter celebration. She also happens to be pregnant with twins and has had an incredible sweet tooth throughout the pregnancy, even if she's also been sick after nearly every meal/snack/sweet treat she's eaten. So though my oh-so-sweet cheesecake wasn't going to change to world of cheesecake eating as we know it, it went down very well with the woman eating for 3 sugar-hungry people.


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

10 comments:

Elra said...

Very pretty marble cheesecake. Delicious!

newlyweds said...

How beautiful and I am sure your friend truly enjoyed it. I know if someone would have brought me a homemade fabulous cheesecake when I was pregnant with my twins, I would have been in heaven. Your a great friend.

Hattyw said...

Deeelicious looking cheescake! Good strategy making it for someone with a healthy appetite!

Helen said...

Well even if it was too sweet it looks amazing! At least your friend enjoyed it :)

nicole said...

I'm sure your friend loved this. It looks so good!

Jenny said...

It looks pretty and I could have used you when I was pregnant.

Cinnamonda said...

Great choice for topping!

Greetings,
Tiina

Jenny said...

I think the nutella version sounds delicious. Don't be afraid of being too ordinary if you try this recipe again; personally I love it with citrus elements to it. You have a lucky friend. Thanks for being a part of the April Daring Baker's Challenge!

Jenny of JennyBakes

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Jenny Tan said...

Your friend is so lucky. It looks really delicious.