I made a cheesecake. I climbed the mountain, and conquered. For the last five years, I’ve tried a multitude of recipes and different ways to make cheesecake, hoping that each one will be the best one. They’ve all failed. The no bake cheesecake was promptly distributed amongst my 4 dogs who were going crazy with the smell, the quick and easy 6 ingredient one was manfully eaten and never mentioned again, and I don’t even want to talk about the others.
The recipes that seemed worth attempting all included using a water bath, which is by far the most intimidating thing I’ve ever done. If you know me (and you should by now), you’ll know that I’m inordinately clumsy. Over the last few weeks, I’ve cut myself in three different places on my hands, burnt my fingers on my shiny new frying pan, sliced a finger on glass and dropped countless knives a hairs breadth away from my toes. Pouring boiling hot water into a pan and then gently easing it into an oven is something I should not do without supervision!
Being a Parsi, we get 2 birthdays. One is of course the day we’re born, and the other is the day we’re born according to the Parsi calendar. Double presents, double the fuss, double the cake. My Parsi birthday was on the same day as my husband’s grandmums birthday, so I decided to bake her (us) something using some sweet and sharp flavours.
It was time to test my new kitchen and hopefully improved skills out. I found a relatively easy looking recipe online, which didn’t include using a gargantum amount of cream cheese and decided to go for it. The results were surprisingly yummy, if I do say so myself.
|Assemble your ingredients|
|Like the branding shot?|
|Biscuit crumb, Ready to be devoured!|
|Doesn't that look awesome?|
|Scrape down the sides of the bowl|
|Have you seen my awesome new bookstand?|
Set the cheesecake pan on a large piece of aluminum foil and fold up the sides around it. Place the cake pan in a large roasting pan.
|Ready to pour captain|
|On its way into the oven|
|Eat your yummy dinner while you wait|
|Super excited to see it looking so yellow|
|Oh happy day|
|Pretty fretty cheesecake|
|Halfway through decorating|
|Couldn't resist a close up|