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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

First Effort Of My Card Party...



Is that a cheesecake you want to meet, or what? White batter was flavored with vanilla and almond extract, Dark was same, except the addition of baking chocolate and snick more sugar....Swirled through to create a pattern( and I have done better!) the cheesecake is tasty, light, and after drizzled with caramel sauce, is really quite delectable! Cheesecake seems intimidating, until you you learn how easy it is! Spring form pans- thicker metal(aluminum) the better.. basic recipe is half a box of graham cracker crumbs, mixed with 1 stick of softened butter and 1/2 cup of sugar..baked in a spring-form pan for 10 min. at 340F...4-8oz. of cream cheese, 4 eggs, 1/-1/4 cup sugar, 2oz. of flour, and 6oz. of sour cream, mixed until it is smooth. add vanilla and almond extract.. Pour white filling onto crust, then pour chocolate mix into it and design, and bake for an hour at 290F.. Turn off oven and leave cheesecake in oven another 30 min... Top with caramel before serving, and enjoy the compliments!
Oh yeah, the night before, we had skinless chix breast and fresh cob corn..not a photo op moment, but ate great!

30 comments:

Denise said...

They both look good to me.

doggybloggy said...

I would love to see a slice of that cheesecake - I bet it looks really cool!

K said...

Sounds fanastic.

Mona said...

OOH~ That is sheer torture! To have it in front and yet cannot have it!

Everything looks soooooo YUM!!!!!!

Kate said...

My brother used to make a s'mores cheesecake and then he promptly lost the recipe. I still ask for it, but he's not doing anything about it.

Donna-FFW said...

Loving the swirls. Caramel sauce must make it all the better.

Jen said...

It does sound quite easy. I've never made cheesecake, I should give this one a shot. It looks great!

TavoLini said...

one looks so healthy...I think I'd have to go with the cheesecake ;)

I'm with Doggy--I want to see a slice of that cake with the caramel on it!!

buffalodick said...

Denise- Thanks! That cheescake recipe can be flavored about any way you want..
DogB- I'll try to remember when serving to get a photo.. used a brulee torch on caramel at the cook off I was in- neat tool in the kitchen!
K- I used to use melted chocolate, but it would re-harden when cooled!
Mona- I know how you like cheesecake!
Kate That recipe I used can be the base of any cheesecake you want to make, but I don't cook much with marshmallows, so I don't know about S'more flavored!
Donna- If you take time(which I never seem to!), you can create a lot of different patterns..
Jen- Buy a springform pan and try it!
Tavolini- I'll try for a photo when served!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I bet that cheesecake would look even better if a slice were on a plate in front of me right now! YUM!

buffalodick said...

Katherine- No cracks in a cheescake makes me happy- the flavor is a given! Love to serve you a piece...the caramel takes it to another level!

starbender said...

My 2 most favorite things---Cheesecake---&---Carmel. ...and you have them both on one... (;

Hit 40 said...

Yummy! And you shared a recipe! Nice.

I hope you took the other players for some $$ Is your technique to make them tired with too many carbohydrates to let down their guard??

buffalodick said...

starB- Gotta love those flavors..
Hit forty- Anything that works...

Scarlet said...

It doesn't get more sinful than THAT! I love the idea of using almond extract (haven't done that in 20 years) and topping the cheesecake with caramel.

You sure know how to flirt with food!!

Chris said...

I'm not a sweets person, so I was more interested in the corn and chicken. Damn, BD, those look perfectly ready to eat!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I have a springform pan that's begging to be used...thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious!! :)

Chef E said...

Hubby loves cheesecake and I do not mind it with chocolate attached...I also would love to see a cameo piece, I bet its art on the tongue!

buffalodick said...

Scarlet- Almond extract is a light way to make a number of baked goods taste better!
Chris- I've begun to use Lawry's Poultry Seasoning, and it's all you need for quick chicken..
Stacy- My first set of spring forms were too thin...spent more money and got good ones!
Chef- I'll try to remember a photo!

JihadGene said...

My eyeballs locked-in on that gorgeous corn!!!

buffalodick said...

Gene- Michigan in summer= sweet corn!

Akelamalu said...

The cheesecake sound easy to make and looks delicious!

buffalodick said...

Ake- Cheesecakes are easy! When I am intimidated by cooking something new, after I'm done I ask myself: "What were you afaid of, you weren't disarming a bomb.."

Jason said...

I've always been such a wuss about making my own cheesecake crust, but I guess now, I have no excuse!

buffalodick said...

Jason- Welcome to the blog! Be sure to pack the crust mixture down onto the springform pan. I use the bottom of a drinking glass- works great!

Jeanne said...

Mmmmmmmmm.

blueviolet said...

If it's really that easy then why is there a myth floating around EVERYWHERE that cheesecake is very difficult to make? Come on now, you're lyin'. You know we can't make one that'll come out that way.

Dana said...

Cheesecake ... oh dear cheesecake ...

MarmiteToasty said...

Oh my Oh my, cheesecake that sticks to the roof of ones mouth is me most favourite pudding :)

Dam you man, I always get so hungry for scrummy things when I come here :)

x

buffalodick said...

Jeanne- Post about the card party and food coming this morning!
BlueViolet- Wecome! I admit I've been making them a long time, but they really are easy!
Marmy- This one was not over-flavored, creamy, and with the caramel sauce- people loved it!