Strawberry Cheesecake with Oreo CrustMonday, February 09, 2015
Since John and I have been together he's begged me to make him his favorite dessert - cheesecake.
And every Valentine's or birthday I'd just buy one...because I don't like cheesecake and I don't like making things I won't eat.
But this year, I finally decided to indulge him.
And it turned out great.
Happy Valentine's Day!
I used Barbara Bakes's recipe which you can find on her website.
I have an old-school, circa 1950s, hand-mixer that I found at a thrift store a while back. It's never let me down.
Until this cheesecake. The four, FOUR!, packages of cream cheese were just too much for it and its little motor just couldn't handle it. It started smoking and I was scared that I had just wasted all that money on a cake I couldn't finish.
But as John suggested, I threw it in our Ninja blender with the dough attachment and it worked that way. Phew.
Barbara's recipe shows you how to make the frozen strawberry glaze, which I tried but my glaze never thinned enough. I was scared if I kept heating it up that it would reduce to nothing and if I added water I'd end up with gross-watery strawberries. I left it as it is and spread it on top of the cheesecake, like a jam, and placed the fresh strawberries on top.
John looooved it. I have to say that I cut myself a sliver and didn't hate it either. Though if that's just because of my toil and labor over it or the tons of cream cheese and eggs I don't know.
It's probably the latter.