Monday, December 29, 2008

TWD: Tall and Creamy Cheesecake


The last TWD of 2008 and my favorite dessert of all time! So I was so excited to see the line up for December and this being on there. Anne from AnneStrawberry picked this recipe and I have her to thank for me having my last piece or pieces of cheesecake before the new year, you know when the diet kicks in...(well sort of diet...hehe) So here is why it was so amazing making this cheesecake this time...for Christmas...you ready...I got a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer!! Well me and Jason got it, but he doesn't bake, so it's mine all mine! Muwahahaha...well I do have to bake him goodies with it. So it was extra fun to make it! Well, that is, before we thought it was a "defect".

Here is the story...I got all excited and cleaned my attachments, because this was my first night I was going to be baking with my new baby. I started out making Snickerdoodles for Jason, because that is his favorite cookie and I told him that would be the first thing I make with the new mixer. (so he could benefit ya know??) So I was mixing and mixing and it started to make this funny noise, the paddle was scraping the bowl really bad. I made Jason come in there to check it out, we checked the troubleshooting part in the "owners manual" and tried to figure out why it wasn't working! I was starting to freak out in the nicest way possible. Well, we decided, that was it, we were going to have to take it back. So I cleaned everything up and thought of the bright idea to get on thenest.com and ask my cooking gals. Thanks to nestie nital and nestie moreace01, I would have returned a perfectly good mixer! So I went on to make just the Cheesecake and will make the Snickerdoodles tomorrow night!

One thing I didn't like about this recipe is that you had to put it in some kind of roaster that this little chicky doesn't have. So I skipped the water part and cooked it like I cooked my Pumpkin Cheesecake (posted belo
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It's 10:44 and I have just pulled my Cheesecake out of the Oven. I am going to stay up just a little while longer for it to cool and then put it in the fridge.

16 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Ooo, shiny pretty new KA! What a wonderful gift, I'm sure you'll use it a lot (especially with TWD). Can't wait to see the final result!

Joelen said...

That's one pretty mixer you got! I love that color - so industrial :) And your apron is adorable too!!

Anne said...

What a fun Christmas present! I love the part about it being for both of you (which is really for you). "We" got a food processor for Christmas this year, haha. I love your apron, by the way, and can't wait to see more things coming from your new toy!

Christine said...

Love your new KA! Can't wait to see the cheesecake!

Katrina said...

That picture of it mixing in your cool new Kitchen Aid looks good. Can't wait to see the pictures. I'll bet it tastes great!
Happy New Year!

Danielle said...

Yippie for you I love my Kitchen Aid mixer!
I cant wait to see the finished product.

PheMom said...

Congrats on your new KA. They rock and make life so much easier.

Kayla said...

Yay for the KA!!!
The cheesecake looks great!

TeaLady said...

Aren't those stand mixers wonderful. I wonder how I got along without one until about 6 months ago when hubby got me one.

And they definitely make the baking better. Great job on the cheesecake. Looks tasty.

pinkstripes said...

cograts on the new mixer! this was the perfect recipe to break it in!


Happy New Year!

Leslie said...

Congrats on the new KA! Can't wait to see your finished cheesecake and hear what you thought of it!

Jacque said...

LOL, I got that same model Kitchenaid and I couldn't figure out why the beater was scraping the bottom either. I was so bummed at first, but then figured it out. Whew! Congrats on your new mixer :)

Your cheesecake looks wonderful.

Amanda said...

You got the same exact mixer for Christmas that I got for Christmas! I loved this cheesecake too, congrats on your gift!

mangomissives said...

congrats on your new stand mixer! I hope to get one soon. Your apron matches your blog design!

Katie said...

Congrats on your new mixer!!!

LyB said...

Congrats on the KA, I got mine a few Christmases ago and haven't stopped using it since! :) Your cheesecake looks fabulous.