{TWD} A Scrumptious Cheesecake to End the Year!

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What a great way to end the year! A perfectly simple cheesecake. This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was a Tall and Creamy Cheesecake: A Basic. Cheesecake is always a big hit in my house and P was counting down the days until I made it. Apparently there are some people out there who hate cheesecake, but no such thing exists in my family. 😛

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Thanks to Anne of AnneStrawberry for choosing this wonderful treat. You can get the recipe from her blog or from the book: Baking…From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

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I made a few changes. Instead of the traditional graham cracker crust I used Marias, a cookie with vanilla flavoring, and added shredded coconut to it. I can’t seem to get out of the tropical state of mind. 😛

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I didn’t make any changes to the cheesecake batter. The recipe gave us the option of using heavy cream, sour cream, or a combination of both. I used only heavy cream because that’s what I had at home and didn’t have to buy another ingredient.

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I don’t have 9-inch springform pan and unlike my usual self I did not feel like running to the store for one. I used my 8-inch pan and had enough to fill my mini-springform pan with crust and a ramekin without the crust.

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The cheesecake was pure decadence. It definitely was tall and creamy. I loved it!

(I apologize for the pictures this week–I was a bit rushed and didn’t have time to ‘pose’ my cake. 😛 )

Ice Cream Flavor of the Week: Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

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Or as P says: “the pure taste of cheesecake distilled into ice cream goodness”. 😛 Another recipe from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop as I’m trying to churn my way through the book.

Although P loved this ice cream, I thought it tasted too much like cheesecake. I think it needed some sort of texture like graham crackers or tart crust blended in.

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