Tuesday, December 29, 2009

TWD::Low & Lush Chocolate Cheesecake

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I think I'm in {LOVE}. My love's name...Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake! Oh yes! This was truly a home-run treat for me today. It was fast and easy and the results were even better. I couldn't believe how EASY this cheesecake was to make. Seriously, I'm surprised! In my mind I keep thinking cheesecake = difficult. The only hard part about making a cheesecake is planning ahead for the cooling time...which I didn't do.


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So, as I'm going about my day today I realized, "AACK! I've got Tuesday's with Dorie to bake for today!" I promptly started on the preparations for this dessert. It took me probably 30 minutes total of work and prep and 40 to bake and the rest was cooling/drooling time.

Thankfully, I live in UT where it's SO cold outside right now and I can use my porch as my extended fridge/freezer as needed. Yes, I'm one of "those" people. Come'on, don't "knock it till you've tried it"!

Oh boy! I was also worried about the chocolate in this recipe since Dorie calls for 4oz. of bittersweet chocolate. In the past, I've found the bittersweet TOO chocolaty for me, but in this particular recipe the bittersweet flavor is sublime! I was trying to compare this to another dessert and the closest I can think of is a chocolate cream pie, but much more dense like a mousse and much richer in flavor...similar concept, right!? Regardless, if you need to take a dessert anywhere and want to impress your guests, THIS is the one to bring. Minimal effort with MAXIMUM results and flavor! Seriously SOOOOOO YUMMY!!! Definitely a do-again and such a perfect dessert to end 2009!

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If you'd like to make this yourself, head on over to the Tea Lady's site Tea and Scones as our host for this recipe and snag a copy. OR you can check out other TWD bloggers at the TWD Blogroll.

8 comments:

  1. Wow...that does look delish! And I sure love cheesecake. I must try this!

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  2. Great job getting it done. And I do the same thing, but I use the cold garage (top of the deep freeze) as my winter refrigerator. I love that! Every now and then I put stuff out on the deck, too.
    Your cheesecake looks extra creamy! The only thing I thought was that there wasn't enough chocolate flavor and I wish I'd put ganache on top or something.
    Happy New Year!

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  3. Yours turned out so pretty! And, never defend your UT ways - we all do it :)

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  4. This looks absolutely mouthwatering!! I could really eat this one up :D

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  5. Hey, I looked on the host site to get this recipe since it looks....FABULOUS. She had just scanned the recipe out of the book to post it on there. It is not readable. I think clicked on 10 other TWD sites and only Katrina had it on there and she didn't have the recipe :(. What can I do to get the recipe my good friend? :)

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  6. Your cheesecake looks dreamily creamy! Living in Texas, I have maybe 3 days I can use the garage as a refrigerator. So I pay big bucks for running second fridge in hot garage. You are blessed in that way.

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  7. Your cheesecake looks luscious. Glad you liked it.

    Thanks for baking with me this week.

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  8. Hahahaha! "Extended freezer" :D I'm right there with you sometimes - especially for cooling cookie sheets in between batches.

    Anyway, if it makes you feel better, I made this cheesecake two weeks ago... and didn't even know what day of the week it was and still haven't had a chance to post it yet. It was terrificly yummy!

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