Friday, March 27, 2009

Flashback and Foodie Friday



Each Friday, my friend Suzy encourages us to join her in "Flashback Friday". We enjoy looking back at the food we have served, the gardens we tended, and the trips we have taken over the last year or so. I am sharing a delicious cheesecake that I made during the winter, using a recipe that Ann shared.



I love Fridays for many reasons, and always look forward to Foodie Friday where I can get inspiration from the many wonderful cooks out there. To see what else is cooking for Foodie Friday, check out Gollum's blog. Designs by Gollum


If you enjoy cheesecake, you will like this one! Enjoy the weekend.



White Chocolate Cheesecake
Adapted from http://www.dianasdesserts.com
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake recipe

Crust

1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter

Mix together and pat into bottom of a spring form pan lined with Buttered parchment paper. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Filling:
3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese (24 oz. total)
1 cup superfine granulated sugar
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 eggs
1/3 cup heavy cream
6 ounces melted quality white chocolate


Reset oven temperature to 325°F

Melt white chocolate with heavy cream. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.

With an electric mixer beat cream cheese, sugar and flour together until well mixed and smooth. Add vanilla and beat until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until smooth.Add the melted chocolate cream mixture. Stir until smooth.

Pour plain batter over crust.

Wrap foil around the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

Place in a shallow pan and pour in hot water. (Bain Marie)

Bake in preheated 325°F oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from the oven and let cool. When cool refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 or 5 hours.

Drizzle with white chocolate and or Dulce de Leche.
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

9 comments:

  1. This does sounds wonderful, Debbie, and it looks so beautiful too! I love how you did the criss-cross pattern over the cheesecake. I'll bet this would taste wonderful with fresh raspberries - oh, yum!

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  2. Well, this cheesecake sounds wonderful, but I'm sure I'd need to climb 46 peaks to burn off the calories! Nancy

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  3. That cheesecake looks awesome, Debbie!

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  4. Debbie - the cheesecake looks delicious...I don't think it would last long!

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  5. What a stunning cheesecake. The crust looks marvelous, and I can just imagine my fork cutting through all of those lovely layers--the crisscrossed chocolate, the creamy center, and finally, the crunchy-crust. Heaven!

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  6. Beautiful cheesecake, Debbie, and it sounds delicious. I'd imagine that it disappears fast.

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  7. Debbie, that looks sinfully delicious!

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  8. Can't believe I missed this post. It looks so good ;) I don't remember seeing this one before and I will have to try it for a special occasion. The criss cross pattern is stunning!

    no wonder you picked dulce filling in your doughnut ;)

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  9. I haven't been a very good host of Flashback Friday!! I missed both yours and Jayne's somehow until now. This Cheesecake sure does look and sound wonderful Debbie!!! Beautiful presentation too!! Thanks for joining me for the flashback!!!

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