This week I wanted to get more into the baking aspect of baking and decided I wanted to take a go at cheese cake! Cheese cake has always been my favorite desert and I was ready to finally figure out how to make it. I though it was going to be challenging so I gave myself a little longer than usual to finish it. In reality it was super easy to make. The worst part was waiting the 6 hours till I could eat it.
All Recipes is such a great website! it even gives us the ability to see the rough estimated times of prep, bake, and finished product. It actually took me about 20 mins longer than the initial prep time on the site, but it can be expect for someone like me who is not as experienced at baking. First you’ll need to preheat the oven and get your ingredients mixed and put together. You’ll start with the crust of your cheese cake which is a mix of gram crackers butter and sugar. You will then for the crust in the pan and begin the cake filling. You will mix cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and cream of tarter. Which you will then pour on top of the crust. You’ll then bake it in your preheated oven for 50 minutes. After 50 minutes you’ll take it out and let it cool on the counter for 5 minutes. While its cooling make a almost frosting like coat with a mix of sour cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. You will then apply it to the cheese cake and stick it back in the oven for another 5 minutes. After that you will let it set and cool to room temperature, after which you will let it cool in a refrigerate for at least six hours before serving.
Baking is really becoming rewarding for me. Not only do I get snacks for the week, but I’ve also learned a lot since I started this ILP. I feel like I am learning and applying what I am learning into my life right away. Baking is something I
will continue to do even after this class is over.
Cheese cake is remotely easy to make, its just not one of those pastries you can make and eat right away (like most). The instructions are clear and easy to follow, but it is still a pastry and you need to be precise with your measurements and temperatures. It does take time to bake and cool but its all worth it in the end.