Sunday, April 26, 2009

Daring Baker Challenge- April

Cheesecake! Seriously, I know. Could this possibly be more up my alley??
The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge.

The plan was to take a basic cheesecake recipe that was given and turn it into a show stopper. My drug of choice for this particular challenge was inspired by my hubby... Oreos.
I'm not a huge Oreo person, and neither is Phil but he'll have it blended into ice cream and whatnot. Blended into cheesecake Oreos become soft and pretty easy to cut through.
I'm no stranger to baking cheesecake. I actually just made my favorite dark chocolate version for Easter. This one I had problems with, which is why I'm not attaching the recipe here. It was a much thinner batter then any other cheesecake I've made which didn't post any pan leaking problems because of the way I did my crust. However, when I took it out at what should have been the perfect temperature, it cracked like the Grand Canyon. Might have been the recipe, might have been the fact that I added heavy cookie chunks to the top, I'm not sure. Good news is that it still tasted absolutely delicious even though it's appearance was a bit lacking. We just finished off the last two leftover pieces last night and are so sad to see it all done. Hopefully the boys and I can go pick some strawberries soon and make some pie or cobbler. Yum!


Memoria said...

I made homemade Oreos the other day (they're gone now!). I wish I would have made an Oreo cheesecake with them like you did! I will have to try that out with my preferred cheesecake!

Good job!!

ice tea: sugar high said...

Great minds think alike =). I made a cookies and cream cheesecake too. They're the best!