|Staring at a picture of cheesecake, hoping for a little taste.|
I used the vanilla cheesecake recipe from my William-Sonoma Desserts book. I am absolutely in love with this book, everything I have made from it has been fairly simple with amazing and delicious results.
Ingredients for the Crust:
1 1/2 Cups graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 Cup unsalted, melted butter
Ingredients for the Filling:
4 Packages cream cheese at room temp.
2 Tbsp plain flour
1/4 Tsp salt
1 1/4 Cups sugar
1/2 Cup sour cream
1Tbsp vanilla extract
3 Large eggs
Start by making the crust. Preheat the oven to 400*F and lightly grease a 9in spring-form pan. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Stir so that all the crumbs get evenly moist. Pour into the spring-form pan and press evenly onto the bottom and up the sides. Bake the crust until lightly golden - about 10min - then set aside to cool slightly while you make the filling
|I was using a 10in pan so the crust didn't go all the way up the sides, but it held together wonderfully.|
|The filling is very light.|
|The center didn't collapse!|
|The crust held up fairly well too.|
After that, my dad came home and was devastated that he would have to wait an entire 24 hours until he could eat the cake. Then, just to add insult to injury, the boy (who dubbed himself "The Duke of Deliciousness") and myself made a second cake that day for his brother's birthday on Tuesday. My dad could not believe there were two good looking cakes in the house that he was not allowed to eat.
Finally, Tuesday night at 9pm rolled around and the cake was ready to be served.
After one taste of the cake there were no hard feelings for having to wait to taste the cheesecake. It was very creamy and got eaten promptly. It has been a nice treat and my own little "reward" for making it through the first couple days of a new job.
Finally, I would like to give a huge "Thank You!" to Kristy@My Little Space for giving me this wonderful award.
I am very appreciative that she was thoughtful enough to think of me and my new blog. Because I am so new I am going to hold onto this award and pass it on later!