Tuesday, December 30, 2008

TWD: Tall & Creamy Cheesecake

Cheesecake is hands down one of my favorite desserts. Not only are cheesecakes delicious... but they're so simple and inexpensive to make and yet... when you make one from scratch and take it somewhere... people act like you're a baking genius. Seriously... you want to make something easy, cheap, and something that can be done ahead of time that will knock people's socks off?? Cheesecake is your answer.

I was excited that Anne of Anne Strawberry chose Dorie's Basic cheesecake recipe Tall and Creamy Cheesecake for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie, because I love trying out new recipes.

My previous go-to recipe for Cheesecake was a Tyler Florence recipe. It's foolproof. I've made it 100 times... with splenda, with sugar, with a water bath, without a waterbath. Seriously folks you can't mess this cheesecake up. It's light and fluffy with a little tang from the sour cream and lemon and it's white and crack-proof on top. A gorgeous, delicious cheesecake.

But, move over Tyler... there's a new cheesecake in town. Dorie's cheesecake is texturally my favorite cheesecake. It's cheesecake how I like it... soft and creamy, but not gooey (as I find cheesecake factory's cheesecakes to be). I think after making a few cheesecakes now... that I prefer cheesecakes with more heavy cream than sour cream. I think the cream is what makes for a browned top, but I don't mind that. I'll take flavor over looks any day. This recipe calls for both, but you can choose to omit one and use entirely the other, or a mixture of sour cream and cream. I used a mixture. Some sour cream and some heavy cream.

This cheesecake is dynamite and will definitely be my cheesecake recipe from now on.

16 comments:

HoneyB said...

I agree! I was very happy with my cheesecake and I loved the texture. I even loved how it LOOKED. :)

Engineer Baker said...

I actually really like the browned top. I used all sour cream (love the tang), but the browned top was nonexistent. Yours looks awesome, so I'm glad it replaced your previous go-to recipe :)

Megan said...

I have always used the exact same Tyler recipe and I agree, it's foolproof. I found Dorie's recipe a little more fluffy than Tyler's but otherwise I think they are both awesome.

Happy New Year!

Danielle said...

Your cake came out great! I am not a huge fan of plain cheescake I am going to have to make this with chocolate and try it.

chocolatechic said...

This was the best cheesecake ever!

Yours looks wonderful.

Anne said...

That looks wonderful! I'm glad you liked it and will have to compare to Tyler's recipe. Happy new year!

Leslie said...

So glad this made you happier than your go-to recipe! I thought it was a keeper, too!

Sarah said...

looks perfect...great job!

Amanda said...

Ditto for a dynamite recipe! It was out of this world! I did 1 cup cream and 1/3 sour cream and agree the cream is what brings the wonderful texture. Yum yum! Won't try another recipe. This one is perfect.

Christine said...

Your cheesecake looks wonderful!

Spike said...

that looks perfectly browned on top. this was an amazing recipe

rainbowbrown said...

Lovely! I dug this one as well.

Jacque said...

I agree... cheesecake is a crowd pleaser and makes you look like a baking queen.

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

AmyRuth said...

Nice job....neat observation on the browning top and the sour cream/heavy cream. I used mostly sour cream and a little heavy cream by default because I had only 1 cup of sour cream on hand. Anyway, great job.
Happy 2009
AmyRuth

juju73 said...

Your cheesecake is beautiful...I am SO sorry that I sat this one out!!!!

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