Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake

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.

slice 3

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.

whole cheesecake 2

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??

slice 1

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.

cheesecake slices          slices wrapped up

Now, when we need dessert, I just take a couple of slices out about an hour ahead of time.

slice 2

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 :).

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