Tall and Creamy Cheesecake (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mini Cheesecakes
Cheesecake! Four ways!

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Anne of AnneStrawberry chose Tall and Creamy Cheesecake on pages 235-237 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. Thanks Anne!!!

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Mini Cheesecakes Mini Cheesecakes
I decided to try different flavors and made 4 mini cheesecakes. The original crust recipe was enough for the 4-inch springforms, but I ended up with a ton of extra batter (probably enough for 1 1/2 or 2 more minis...I still have some in the fridge and need to figure out what to do with it.)

Mini Cheesecakes
I made four different flavors:

1. Meyer lemon juice, zest and lemon extract
2. Mini chocolate chips (1/4 cup) - folded into batter
3. Blueberries (1/4 cup) - folded into batter
4. Raspberries (1/4 cup) - placed between two layers of batter

Mini Cheesecakes
This one is the mini chocolate chips. I baked them for 50 minutes in a water bath, and then let them sit in the water bath for 1 hour (with the oven door slightly ajar).

Mini Cheesecakes

Happy Almost New Year! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and Hanukkah. I spent last Saturday making mochi with my family for the Japanese celebration of New Year...that'll be my next post!

And don't forget to donate to Menu for Hope V by purchasing $10 raffle tickets. You can win great prizes and support a worthy cause. Last day is Dec 31st! There are amazing bloggers and foodies who donated great stuff. So far, they are almost up to $50,000 - and your dollars can send them over the top!

Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers to see their creations. Dorie encouraged playing around with her cheesecake and I know my fellow bakers won't disappoint!!
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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

These are adorably cute and who wouldn't love a personal cheesecake, so fab that you chose different flavors as well..

Marthe said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my, you have been busy: four different flavours! They all sound (and look) amazing!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, cheesecake 4 ways! I need to get some minipans, I can't make something as yummy as this full sized. I can't wait to hear about your Japanese celebration and see the food. Have you ever made a Japanese sponge cake, I'm obsessed with those.

Lady Baker said... [Reply to comment]

oh my God..these look AMAZING and just down right lovely! I'm all for the standard recipe, but seeing some of these just may sway me to try something different next time--I LOVE the idea of the smaller cakes!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Yum I love your mini cheesecakes! I think I would have preferred these little cheesecakes to my one huge one - such great variations!

Danielle said... [Reply to comment]

How cute, I love that you made 4 different cheesecakes. I am so stealing your idea next time I make this recipe!

Beryl said... [Reply to comment]

So delicious and so much variety! I can't wait to make this for New Years Eve.

chocolatechic said... [Reply to comment]

How adorable.

Welcome to our crazy blessed life said... [Reply to comment]

Love the minis! So cute!

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

My kids love mochi, so I am very curious to see how it's made.

You always have such great photos, and 4 cheesecakes? Wow.

You can pass the extra batter my way :)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, they all look wonderful but I love the ones with the fruit. Great job with 4 different flavors!

Kimberly Johnson said... [Reply to comment]

Your mini cheesecakes look fabulous! I have one single mini springform pan and I bought it because it was on clearance. Now I'm thinking I need some more!

Leslie said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, I love the variety of fruits! I bet the Meyer lemon was amazing!

April said... [Reply to comment]

Could those be any more perfect looking? They look delicious too.

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

You really outdid yourself! FOUR ways! I love them all! Nice job this week.

Jamie said... [Reply to comment]

So adorable! They look amazingly delicious!

Isabelle Lambert said... [Reply to comment]

ça sent la gourmandise quand on les fait à 4 différents parfums ! :)

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

so cute! i love the mini-springforms. i wish i would have had more time to experiment with different flavors- yours look delish!

What's for Supper? said... [Reply to comment]

They all look great!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Mini cheesecakes are a great idea, I'd love to try all the flavors!

The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

I love the flowers around the cheesecake! They're so cute!

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

It just proves that everything is better in mini. Your cheesecakes look fantastic!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

All of the flavors sound really good! I love mini springforms, they make the cutest desserts. I am sure you will put the leftover batter to good use :)

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

What a delicate way to serve those cheesecakes: to each their own individual flavor... or perhaps a nice way to share and taste more than one! Beautiful, very creative ...and thoughtful!

PheMom said... [Reply to comment]

So cute! I love all the variety, but I'm sure that my favorite would be the chocolate chip.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Holy cow. I'm so totally down with your variations. Nicely done.

Anne said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, I love all your different flavors and they look too cute! Great job and happy new year!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

oh wow--i sat this week out, but if i make it i'm definitely going to do your lemon version! looks amazing!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

I love what you did! I got a set of mini-springform pans for my birthday, but I had already made the cheesecake. I will have to make it again.
All the flavors look wonderful.
I made the cranberry scones and cranberry muffins you featured a little while ago and we loved them both! THanks for all the great recipes and pictureS!

Christine said... [Reply to comment]

I want the chocolate chip one! All four look delicious great job!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I need to go get more mini-springforms so I can make four next time..great idea. I did chocolate chip too! I hope you had a wonderful christmas and I can't wait for the mochi post.

Sweet as Coco said... [Reply to comment]

OMG! Your cheesecakes look AHHH-Mazing!!! So clean and perfect looking! Mine was a wreck compared to yours ...but still tasted good. I love your flavor combos!

J.L. Danger said... [Reply to comment]

the berries look amazing!

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

I will have you know that I saw that photo on foodgawker and thought - four types and beautiful photography? It had to be you :) All of them sound fantastic!

Carol Peterman/TableFare said... [Reply to comment]

All the variety! They all look so pretty. I am very interested to read your mochi post.

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

I love the minis and I think you are amazing after those 4 variations! They all look great and the lemon one sounds especially tempting! Nice job. And I finally got to try some tonight and I loved it!

Di said... [Reply to comment]

I still need to get some mini pans. I love that you did four different flavors. I'll pass on the blueberry, but the others all sound delicious. =)

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

Great looking minis. What a great way to sample several different flavors. OOOHHH!!! Blueberry!!!!

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

You really went all out! Every one of them looks and sounds perfect.

Tami said... [Reply to comment]

These look scrumptious! What a great idea to make them in individual sizes!

Andrea said... [Reply to comment]

Not that we're voting on the flavor, but that lemon sounds just wonderful. I hope you're having some very happy holidays!

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

OMG woman! You outdid yourself with these mini cheesecakes! 4 diff flavors? You rock. They look absolutely delicious on that white cake stand. Happy New Year!

Kitchen M said... [Reply to comment]

Yummy! They all sound so good!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Peabody said... [Reply to comment]

4 ways! You over achiever you. ;)
I'll take the meyer lemon one please.
Have a happy and healthy 2009!

CB said... [Reply to comment]

I love all the minis! I made minis too but I didn't really change up the flavors. You're so smart! Next time I make it I am totally stealing your idea! I am thinking lemon, orange, and caramel! YUM!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

You overachiever, you! They look great. I vote for the Meyer Lemon!

Patsyk said... [Reply to comment]

I love how cute your little cheesecakes turned out! Beautiful!

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Four? You are ambitious. I felt lucky to have completed one!

Piggy said... [Reply to comment]

I'm drooling all over my laptop now... your mini cheesecakes look so perfect and yummy!! I would love to have the raspberry version! ;-)

Happy new year!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Such beautiful little minis...the berries look like jewels. I really feel like I need to invest in some mini springforms. Have a wonderful 2009!

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

Love, love, love, your four flavors! I just have to get mini springforms, that's all there is to it. This was such a great cheesecake recipe; when I get up my courage to try again, I just may have to make the Meyer lemon variation.

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

WOW, four different flavored cheesecakes, they all look delicious! Have a Happy New Year, Mary!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said... [Reply to comment]

Delightful! These cheesecakes look wonderful!

Happy New Year!



steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

they look so pretty! and i bet each flavor was super-tasty!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Very creative!!!! Thanks for sharing your method! I would love a personal cheescake! YUMYUMYUM!

Lynne Daley said... [Reply to comment]

Great idea to make 4 mini-cheesecakes. I love the different flavors you used.

AmyRuth said... [Reply to comment]

Your 4 Ways Photos are so cute. Makes me hungry for springtime. Love your creative view. Great job

Mari said... [Reply to comment]

Drool, drool, drool! Great flavors and adorable sizes, well done!

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

oh this looks great! i was looking for another cheese cake recipe, something fluffier and not so dense, so this looks promising!!

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