Sunday, December 20, 2009

Baking FAIL

I utterly failed at making a cheesecake last night. And this is the most simple incarnation of a cheesecake out there. Simple, but delicious, you'd like to think it's impossible to mess up. But I found a way. It was more of a cheesecake custard, despite being baked for 40 minutes. I am still at a loss to explain how I messed it up- I've even made it before! I guess there are worse things than having an excuse to make another cheesecake.

New York Style Cheesecake
From Kristin

Graham Cracker Crust:
 Crush 1 package of graham crackers. Mix with 1/2 stick of melted butter and sugar to taste. Press into pie dish.

 2 8oz. pkgs cream cheese
2 eggs
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix ingredients together and bake at 350 for 25 min or until set & golden brown on top.

I realize there are lots of ways to make cheesecake, but does any one see anything inherently wrong with this recipe? I've made it before and it worked great!


  1. Every cheesecake I've ever made required at least a hand mixer to get some air and fluff into the mix, but other than that I don't notice any thing that seems off...

    I think December food fails are just waiting for us out there to make the month a bit more challening!

  2. i messed up home made granola yesterday. that's a very hard one to do. i love that you even write about your failings

  3. oh man cake fail. You just had to keep it in the oven longer! cheesecakes take a lonnnnng time to cook. I think I've had mine in there for 1 hr 10 minutes before!

  4. it's hard to imagine cheesecake tasting bad, no matter what consistency it is!