8.24.2010

My very first homemade cheesecake

After posting this last week and ordering cheesecake 3 nights in a row I decided that it would be certainly more economical (and hopefully more fun) to prepare it myself! I excitedly started to browse through recipes (thanks for the suggestions!) but almost all of them seemed to be too complicated, took too long or required a freezer which I don't currently have. Finally I decided to try this recipe. Let's face it, cheesecake squares are not the real thing but for a baking unalphabetic like me, it seemed to be the logical and easy first try. Oh boy....
 Learnings:
- the electric mixer should NOT be substituted for a turmix maschine (I almost destroyed mine)
- you should have an oven where you can set the temperature (I don't)
- you should check on the cheesecake before the whole flat fills with smoke (yep, I burnt it allright)

But afterall it was eatable! :) The strawberry sauce (Which basically was simple frozen berries) almost entirely took the burnt taste away and I'm proud that we have finished the whole cake!:)

Overall I have conculded that I need a proper kitchen before trying to immerse myself in baking! :) Nevertheless (now that I got a taste of it :) I'm itching to try some new (preferably sweet) and simple recipes so I'd love to hear your recommendations babes! :)

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31 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

I will make you a cheescake one day...I probably bake it one or two every few weeks as all our freinds like it:)...

Its a great try! You did well:)
Kisses,sweetie

Happy Tuesday...last full week of summer:(

Diana Mieczan said...

without the it:) hahaha

vicky h. said...

Gabby, you're too funny!! And honestly, I dont even think it looks bad!! I admire you for trying, big baking/cooking projects like that usually scare me off :)

xox Vicky
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ciupa said...

good for you!

Shri said...

I love cheesecake! I'll definitely give it try and make one!
Yours looks yummy! :D

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My Republic of Fashion said...

Yum, I love cheesecake! SarahD:)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i've never attemopted to make cheesecakes - there's so many famous places around me that make em' prob much better then i ever could :o)

Emma said...

I'm intrigued by the idea of your oven without temperature settings. I've never seen one before, although mine might as well be -- nothing turns out as it should.

Regardless, it still looks delicious! Yum. I love dessert.

Emma

Clara said...

lovely blog!!

Pretty Pleased said...

A+ for effort Chef Gabby!!! I'd eat your inaugural cheescake~ I happen to love crispy edges:)
MC
www.prettypleasedblog.com
ps
Your new look is fantastic!!!!!

Jess said...

looks good! you made me hungry now :(


Jess from Taiwan.

Mary said...

I loved reading this! You're hilarious!

I would gobble it all up!

Love your new blog layout!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

kirstyb said...

ooooh i may give cheesecake a try soon xxxxx

katy said...

burning dishes like this is totally part of the learning process! at least it still tasted great!

Kristyn said...

Good for you, chica!

Also, just wanted to say thank you so much for your Budapest suggestions awhile back...I just went this past weekend and I absolutely LOVED it!! What a great city! I kept looking for your stylish self, but no suck luck.

Juliet said...

mmñummm!!
looks fantastic!
xxx darling!

Lindsey Morrison said...

Congrats on your making your first cheesecake! It gets easier.

TOPCOAT said...

Yey for making your first cheesecake! Trust me, it gets easier as you make it more.. :) xx

C'est La Vie said...

well check you out!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

hee hee cute post! i'm not a very good baker at all. it's not really even crossed my mind to attempt a cheesecake - so in my book that makes you a brave lady!

ps - loving the new blog layout. ;)

Fit With Flash said...

eh - it happens. oh well!

Claire said...

Wow go you.. i don't like cheesecake, but Mr D does. It does look hard to do though, you did a good job :)

Melissa Blake said...

oooh, cheesecake! How did you know my weakness?

Chiara said...

I am soooo glad someone can relate to how very difficult it is to cook without being able to see and set an actual temperature in the oven.... I have the same problem and it's constantly a hit or miss.

I have to say it looks delicious.
xoxo

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My Owl Barn said...

This looks scrumptious! Thanks for the baking tips !

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Thanks for the support Ladies!!! :)

Bridget said...

you can't set the temp on your oven!?? thats crazy talk!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

@Bridget I swear! I can of course turn it more up or more down... but i have no idea to what temperature i set it! :) will take a pic just for you! :)

the chirpy bird said...

Gabby this is fabulous! We've all had these moments at least once! Even the most experienced of chefs turns out a doozie every now and then! Don't let that discourage you! But I won't lie, a proper kitchen certainly makes things a heck of a lot easier!
xo tash

Alicia said...

Yum, looks so tasty gabby!!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Whoa... delish!! xo

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