Saturday, January 2, 2010
While I realize that it isn't Tuesday anymore, here I am finally posting my Chocolate Cheesecake from this past week's recipe choice by the lovely Tea Lady at Tea and Scones for Tuesdays with Dorie. The silly thing about being late is my reason why. I actually made this and had the pictures all ready about two weeks ago. I literally just lost track of the days this week and Tuesday came and went without my even realizing it. One of the interesting things about working from home and having my son out of school right now is that I just can't seem to keep anything straight.
So, here we are, its Saturday, and I'm late, late, late. Which I hate. Oh well, I guess this is why there is that saying about being better late than never.
I really enjoyed this cheesecake and actually had it for dessert on my wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago. I decided to make the hot fudge sauce Dorie suggests in the introduction notes, using her recipe in the back of the book. I also swapped out the graham cracker crust for an Oreo crust and topped each serving with a little whipped cream as well for good measure. Since I didn't have anywhere to take the cheesecake, and no need to eat an entire one by myself since my hubs isn't a fan (he had Huckleberry Pie for his anniversary dessert) I halved the recipe and made two small 4-inch cheesecakes. It is nice that Dorie says the cheesecake keeps well in the freezer too - now I have another one waiting for me when the mood strikes.
The surprising thing for me about cheesecake is that I still prefer closer to the 'original' (like the Toffee Cheesecake I made last year) instead of a chocolate cheesecake. I'm not sure why. When I do need a great recipe for a chocolate version though, this one will definitely be first in line.