The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge.
At first glance, the April Daring Baker challenge appeared deceptively simple – just bake a cheesecake.
Ah, but this is the Daring Bakers, where there is always a twist.
The fine print stated that our challenge was to create a cheesecake with a personal spin, using the basic recipe as our foundation. If you happen to check out the cheesecake for the other Daring Bakers, you will find an infinite number of variations, both in size and flavors.
For my cheesecake, I chose to use the natural bounty of my backyard, which at this time of year is primarily citrus.
I created a Neapolitan Citrus Cheesecake with one layer each of blood orange, lime, and lemon. Instead of the usual graham cracker crust, I prepared one consisting of ground almonds. The topping was simply a glaze of Blood Orange Marmalade.
My goal was to make a light, fresh cheesecake instead of one heavy with darker ingredients, and I was pleased with the final result.
For the recipe, take a look at Jenny's blog.