We’re on the second half of my 12 day baking count down with this third post from Round #2!
I make this about 3 or 4 times a year and I’m certain I’ve posted one on here previously, but really there can never be too much Cheesecake!
I took this picture after I took the Birthday Cake Pic … Looks like I forgot to move the little arrow! Well, there is no going back now! We only move forward =p
The recipe, and most recipes do, called for a Graham Cracker Crust. Ya, well … my only package of Graham Crackers didn’t smell right so I tossed it! Thankfully, I had just picked up a giant box of Oreos at Costco two weeks ago and decided to substitute those =)
Mixing together the melted butter and the Oreos was a lot of fun! I was worried I didn’t have enough Oreo in there but it turned out to be perfect! Covered the whole pie pan!
I beat the crap out of the Cheesecake ingredients. I’ve made plenty a Cheesecake that had had some lumps and I don’t mind them but I wanted to try and not have any this time …
See what I mean about having enough crust? It fit perfectly!
Now, here is where my story goes a bit awry … I wanted to try and let the Cheesecake cool in the oven … this is not how I usually do it! I usually pull it out and cover it with a lid then let it cook on the counter for like 2 hours before chilling (just like my Aunt told me!) … Instead I left it in the oven … I probably still should have covered it and I should have turned off the oven sooner … so … it’s over done! =(
The black crust was terrifying by the way … I totally forgot I had used Oreos …
So, the point was to avoid the giant crack in the middle … Instead this is the biggest crack I’ve ever had in a Cheesecake … Well, I tried something new and it didn’t work out how I liked … I won’t know for certain if the Cheese Cake is edible until later when we cut into it but I’m not really that hopeful right now …
One last pic of what a presumably over cooked Cheesecake looks like … *sigh*
Tomorrow will be the last post for round two and it will be my Birthday Cake! The Cake is already made and in the fridge but I’m waiting until I have “Cut Open” picture before posting it! 5 More posts until Christmas! =)