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.

Cheesecake:
 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!

6 comments:

  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!

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  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

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  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!

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

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