I love to have a few recipes I can rely on when I need to make something in a hurry. A baked cheesecake is one of my standbys.......and everyone thinks I have been slaving all day.
I am working on bringing you my truly easy baked cheesecake recipe which is quick to prepare and you can serve it with so many variations it need never taste exactly the same! Because most people love cheese cake it is an excellent choice to take as a contribution to a shared meal.
Every country seems to have a different variation on their traditional cheesecake. Some are baked, others unbaked.They use a wide variety of cheeses from cream cheese, ricotta,quark, marscapone, cottage cheese, and other traditional cheeses, while in Sweden they use rennet
Some cheese cakes are very light in texture, while others are denser. This is usually to do with the cheese used and an unbaked cheesecake it totally different in flavour, texture
Then there are variations in the base. A crushed biscuit base is great and you can vary the flavours merely by using different biscuits. In winter I sometimes line a dish with pastry and with added berries this makes a nice winter dessert
Personally I much prefer the rich flavours of a baked cheese cake which goes so well with berries and fresh fruit, or is equally delicious with just plain vanilla or lemon flavours.
You can decorate a cheesecake with beautifully arranged fruit or berries......serve with cream or yoghurt and can't go wrong when you want a decadent cake or dessert to please family and friends.
I'll let you know when I have posted.
Brought up baking from a young age I love to make delicious cakes to share with family and friends. Much like my mother, I can be one of those cooks who measure by "eye" rather than with a measure, and invariably add in or take out ingredients depending on what is in my cupboard. However, I do also appreciate the need to follow a recipe exactly for best results, as the "pour it in" method is really for those who have done a lot of baking over many years. I use this method for new recipes. So come share my recipes and learn some baking skills if you are not confident.