Tuesday, December 23, 2008
TWD: Tall and Creamy Lime Cheesecake
Thankfully, this month we were allowed to switch the order of our baking assignments. I had an opportunity to make dessert for my Tuesday quilt group, so I chose the cheesecake as the perfect dessert. Plus, I had all the ingredients on hand. (I had been collecting cream cheese for a short while.) To jazz it up a bit, I picked some limes off the tree. I love limes, and they added just the right amount of flavor to the cheesecake.
I was glad that I had my super Kitchen Aid, though, since there was so much filling. My regular-sized KA would have struggled, I'm sure. I wrapped the springform pan snugly with 2 sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil to protect against leaks. I did have to bake it longer than the recipe stated, so I went by appearance rather than time. The end result was just right.
I really liked everything about this cheesecake, especially the flavor and texture, and so did my friends. In fact, after it was gone, I really missed having my evening sliver for dessert! Another good feature is its versatility. It truly is a basic recipe, allowing for many flavor combinations.
Thanks to Anne of AnneStrawberry for a delicious choice for December. When you check the TWD blogroll, you may find a variety of desserts this week, but all will be delicious. Happy Holidays to everyone!