Way back in March, I wrote a post about my food bucket list. It consists of foods/recipes that I either want to make or want to eat for the first time. I have not done a good job keeping you up to date on how that is going. I do have a few things to cross off, but I will save that for another post as a summary. However, one of the things on the list that I wanted to make from scratch for the first time is cheesecake. And I finally did it! My summer was quickly coming to an end and I was determined to make it before I had to go back to work.
I decided to make Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake from the cookbook Sally’s Baking Addiction. The kids were at daycare for the day so it was the perfect opportunity to make a recipe where I had to devote time to it.
I didn’t find the process of making the actual cheesecake difficult. But it was the water bath and fear of over-baking that intimidated me.
It came out great! There was one small crack on the top but that was it. I was very pleased!
And now, could I slice it OK? And how would it taste??
When I cut into it, nothing collapsed or oozed out! And, the cheesecake tastes so good! I wish I had some hot fudge and whipped cream prepared to jazz up this slice for you. But at least you can see the actual cheesecake and how amazing it looks! 🙂
So there was no way Matt and I would eat this cheesecake by ourselves before it would go bad. Of course I froze it! I sliced it all up and did a flash freeze. Once the slices were frozen enough to handle, I wrapped each piece individually and put them in a freezer bag.
Now, when we need dessert, I just take a couple of slices out about an hour ahead of time.
I have so much confidence in making real cheesecake now, I can’t wait to make another one. Now that it is fall, I’m thinking pumpkin or something with apples! And, I have successfully crossed something off my bucket list, which is just as exciting :).