Daring Bakers-April ~ Mountain Mama

Monday, April 27, 2009

Daring Bakers-April

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

I think all basic cheesecake tastes the same. It never stops me from devouring a whole recipe mind you, but I've never really had one that stood out in my mind as truly exceptional.

Knowing I would consume the entire cake, I immediately decided this concoction would go straight to my knitting group. Not that 3 bricks of cream cheese and a cup of heavy cream don't sound light but...

The recipe went together easily. The only variation was using gingersnaps rather than graham crackers for the crust. I love gingersnaps.

I wasn't able to chill it in the fridge before serving. This caused the cake to have a fluffy mousse-like texture.

As I did the car swap that heralds Boy's Night Out/Mom's Knitting Night the Businessman eyed the cheescake wistfully and hoped some would come home. But even he had to admit the odds of this dessert surviving an evening among women were slim. The ladies enjoyed it and it was a small group so I managed to bring home a quarter of the pan...of which the Businessman may have gotten a sliver--after it chilled in the fridge.

He declared it the best cheesecake he ever had. I thought it tasted like cheesecake. But the recipe is straightforward so I'll keep it in my bag of tricks.


  1. Whatever, I see that block of Neufchatel. You just couldn't make yourself do the full-fat version, could you?

    And for some reason I am now CRAVING cheesecake even though I rarely eat it. mmmm.

  2. Gingersnaps as crust? That is beyond brilliant. I'm hungry just thinking about it...

  3. You can also make mini cheesecakes in muffin tins and just use one gingersnap in the bottom. Not that I would ever consider making single servings of cheesecake.

  4. The cheesecake sounds great. Another good recipe is a Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake. If you'd like the recipe I'd gladly forward it to you. I usually do these in cupcake form for fall parties.

  5. If you do indeed get the Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake recipe, I'd love to try it!

    And darn it, I had to miss yet another Tuesday night at Lambspun... ;)

  6. Your ginger snap crust sounds really good. This is my first time visiting your blog ... really enjoy the reading!


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