Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Plain Jane Cheesecake – April Daring Bakers

The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge.

This month of April, my thoughts are not so much on the kitchen as they are on my garden. For this Daring Baker challenge I went with a plain Jane cheesecake. No extra embellishments – just the cheesecake with flavoring courtesy of M. Cointreau. This was a wise decision because the plain cheesecake was fantastic -- it had a simple and clear flavor. The texture was the star -- smooth and creamy, almost melting in your mouth. The recipe is a winner -- the baking instructions produced a cheesecake with no cracks or sinkholes. Thanks for the recipe Jenny.

The weather in Saratoga Springs has been amazing for the past few weeks and I've been photographing some of the emerging plants and flowers on my daily walks.


  1. Those flowers look absolutely lovely. Simple is sometimes underrated but when we go back to basics we realise why we always go back to them...simple is best!

  2. I agree: plain cheesecakes are so tasty and delightful that any adding is superfluous.
    I really love the spring photos too!
    On my blog there's a little prize for you, I hope you'll like it!
    Happy week!

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  4. very nice pictures of a plain cheesecake, the best way to make it and eat it!

  5. I'm actually with you on that cheesecake is so perfect without too many flavors---even though my eyes feast on all the other ones that have such fanciful ingredients! But cheesecake, the very basic one is always a sure winner!

  6. The flowers look beautiful and the cheesecake too. Sometimes the creamy deliciousness doesn't need anything else!

    Jenny of JennyBakes