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 below) and I think it turned out fine. I seriously couldn't find anything to put my pan down in. Oh well...just another reason to go out and find a roaster!! =]
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.