Tuesday, 30 December 2008

TWD: Tall and Creamy Cheesecake


I think my cheesecake deserves an award for being the ugliest cheesecake ever! To divert your attention away from the ugly cheesecake, I've placed some nice looking strawberries as garnish, does that work? ;-)

I made only 1/4 portion of the recipe because I have to bake all the recipes picked for the month of January within these two weeks and then I'll be back to Singapore for a month (yay!). I made a lemon version and all I got was a mini 2.5-inch cheesecake. Anyway, it was definitely overbaked, as the top of the cake was in dark brown color. Taste wise, well, as I'm not a big fan of cheesecake, it tasted ok for me, not overly dense and heavy. Hubby liked it a lot though, and he thought the cheesecake looked ok too, until I showed him the picture from the cookbook... and then he laughed out loud. Hmm...

Head over to Anne's blog if you want to give the recipe a try!

In the mean time, here's wishing all of you, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

25 Comments:

juju73 said...

I don't think your cheesecake is ugly! It looks beautiful and very simply garnished. I love it!

Happy New Year!!!

Karen said...

I don['t think your cheesecake is ugly at all! I do love the strawberries on it though! :)

Y said...

Hmm.. those strawberries must be doing their job, because I don't think the cheesecake looks ugly at all! :P But the fact that your husband laughed after seeing the original picture, makes me curious as to what it's mean to look like..

Rachel said...

I don't think it's ugly at all! Looks good to me!

Christine said...

I don't think it is ugly at all! My cheesecake would win the ugly award!

Engineer Baker said...

I swear the one in the book is a different recipe - everyone's seems to have browned a lot. And it's just so cute! I am such a sucker for minis :)

rainbowbrown said...

Well you did a swell job gussying it up because it looks wonderful.

vibi said...

OH! How jealous I am... for you flaunt those strawberries under our frozen, runny, siberian noses!

This looks so fresh and happy, it almost makes you forget each slice is 3 quazillion calories! LOL

Absolutely perfect, Piggy!

Even on the other side of the world and right smack in the middle of hot and dreamy weather, I'm sure you guys still get a new years day...! LOL So have a very happy one, wishing you many reasons to smile, laugh and be happy throughout 2009!

n.o.e said...

Your mini is adorable! I made 3/4 recipe, and mine browned a bunch also. It sure is good, though, so creamy and almost fluffy. Great job!
Nancy

didally said...

I don't think it looks ugly at all. Looks cute in a mini version. Taste is probably more important, yah?

Happy New Year!! Have a great 2009 ahead.

Stardust said...

No! It doesn't look ugly to me, in fact it looks moist and yummilicious.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Piggy! May 2009 be a great one for us!!

A little about me ... said...

We says it is ugly har? I think it is the authentic cheesecake look.

Tracey said...

I don't think your cheesecake is ugly at all! Great job!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Without the whipped cream coverup, my cheesecake suffered from the uglies. Yours, notsomuch. You always do an amazing job, this time is no different! Happy New Year!

Jacque said...

What matters is how it tastes anyway, huh?

I think it's perfectly adorable

The Food Librarian said...

That ain't ugly! It's yummy!!! Happy New Year!!!

pigpigscorner said...

I would want a piece of it =) Happy New Year!

Marthe said...

That's no ugly cheesecake, there's not a crack in sight!!!

Food.Baby said...

I think mine was uglier - yours looks adorable! And strawberries make just about everything better :)

Cathy x. said...

hi piggy! i hope you don't mind me calling you piggy. nice blog! found you through y :P peach jam looks yummy, i might have to have a play around with that one next!

aileen :: motu said...

i echoed all the others! it's not ugly at all! and i am sure it tastes yummy!
happy new year to you! have fun and enjoy your stay in singapore!

daphne said...

It's rustic! Not ugly at all. Don't worry, you havent topped mine for being the uglist- I used chocolate to cover it! haahaha. Happy New year to u too!! Here is another great year of blogging!

mycookinghut said...

Cheesecake!! Yum... again, this is another cake that I havent had for a long long time! I remember one of my relatives bought cheesecake to my family whenever she visited us when I was young and I love it.
Happy New Year to you!!

TeaLady said...

That is one pretty cheese cake. Nice job.

chumpman said...

It's not ugly at all, it's very cute though. It might doesn't like as good as those in bakery but I can definately tell it's homemade, the feeling of home, sweet home ^-^