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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:33 PM

Cheesecake

I've started playing around with making cheese and thought it would be fun to make a cheesecake using my homemade cream cheese. I'm happy with the results and think next time I'll also make the graham crackers for the crust.

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Reply Cheesecake (Original post)
mindem Feb 2019 OP
spooky3 Feb 2019 #1
mindem Feb 2019 #2
spooky3 Feb 2019 #3
msongs Feb 2019 #4
mindem Feb 2019 #7
dweller Feb 2019 #15
msdogi Feb 2019 #19
Me. Feb 2019 #5
mindem Feb 2019 #11
Freddie Feb 2019 #16
Me. Feb 2019 #18
dem in texas Feb 2019 #22
Me. Feb 2019 #24
mindem Feb 2019 #20
dem in texas Feb 2019 #23
Polly Hennessey Feb 2019 #6
mindem Feb 2019 #8
KT2000 Feb 2019 #10
mindem Feb 2019 #12
KT2000 Feb 2019 #13
KT2000 Feb 2019 #9
beveeheart Feb 2019 #14
Luciferous Feb 2019 #17
The empressof all Feb 2019 #21
locks Feb 2019 #25

Response to mindem (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:36 PM

1. Wow, that looks great--is making your own cc hard? Nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:39 PM

2. Not hard at all

There is really only about a half hour of labor involved, then a lot of hurry up and wait.

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Response to mindem (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:42 PM

3. Thanks! Nt

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Response to mindem (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:45 PM

4. home made graham crackers sound tricky nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:50 PM

7. I've looked at several recipes for graham crackers

and it seems pretty doable. Plus, I enjoy making things overly complicated - stress is fun.

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Response to mindem (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:38 AM

15. once made banana pudding from scratch

vanilla wafers and all .. big hit with the staff I fed it to, wasn't too tough to make the cookies at all
best part was watching them watch me... "watcha makin"
vanilla wafers
"what fer "
nana puddin ...
"oooh can I have some"
when it's ready

then step by step assembling the dish and letting it sit 24 hrs
all the while watching them watching me and drooling 😜

then whipping up a cinnamon meringue and toasting it under a broiler before serving ... the staff went into estatic, orgasmic trembling rantings..

so simple 🙄

✌🏼️

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Response to mindem (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 02:20 PM

19. really good cracker recipe

I make these with coconut sugar to use as crust for cheesecake, they are worth the effort, much better than commercial crackers
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/graham-crackers-recipe-1943365

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Response to mindem (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:48 PM

5. I Have Letely Discovered Saltine Pie Crusts

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Response to Me. (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

11. Thanks for the link

I'll have to give the recipe a whirl. I do some competitive pie contests and I'm always looking for some new twists.

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Response to Me. (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:15 AM

16. Atlantic Beach Pie

[link:http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/atlantic-beach-pie/490404|
A tart lemon filling with whipped cream and a saltine crust. Tart/sweet/salty and absolutely divine. Easy too.
Saltine crust would be heavenly with a chocolate cream pie...hmmm.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:16 PM

18. THat's Very Similiar To The North Carolina Lemon Pie I Made

with the crust. Also did a banana cream. And you're right...the combo of sweet, salty and tart is to die for.

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Response to Me. (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:09 PM

22. Atlantic Beach Pie is a North Carolina recipe

The pie originated at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, old timers believed you needed to eat something with lemon in it after a big fish dinner.

I have made this recipe quite a few times and the saltine cracker crusts is what's makes it so good, plus the flaked sea salt on top.

I have though it would be good to use the saltine crusts in other pies, think about chocolate!

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #22)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:05 PM

24. Interesting

It works on other open-faced pies well as the interplay between salty/sweet is very pleasing to the palate.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 02:27 PM

20. That looks good

I bet Key Lime Pie would be great with this kind of crust.

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Response to mindem (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:12 PM

23. Yes, it is almost like key lime pie

I made it once with limes. It was good, but the lemon was better.

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Response to mindem (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:50 PM

6. I'm impressed.

It looks delicious 😋. Am in awe of people who make their own stuff. Plus, I love the plate.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:55 PM

8. I have quite a pile of plates

and platters and other props I use for my food shots, this one is one of my favorites. I can't remember where I got it.

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Response to mindem (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:57 PM

10. are you close to Canada?

Their thrift stores are loaded with china - the old stuff like your plate.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:01 AM

12. Not too far away

I live in North Central Minnesota, near Itasca State Park.

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Response to mindem (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:06 AM

13. Great - if you ever get up there

check it out. I bet you would be amazed. I saw lots at the Salvation Army store.

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Response to mindem (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:55 PM

9. Gorgeous!

Do you deliver??

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Response to mindem (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:18 AM

14. I've probably made over 200 cheesecakes in my lifetime, but never once

thought to make my own cream cheese. Your cheesecake looks very nice and I agree about the plate. It's lovely.

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Response to mindem (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:20 AM

17. That looks good, and the plate is beautiful!

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Response to mindem (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:18 PM

21. I've been playing a bit with savory cheesecakes.

So far the best has been a goat cheese cake with a ritz cracker crust topped with Pesto, chopped pinenuts and Pomegranate arils. I tried a goat cheese sweet potato one over the Thanksgiving holiday which was just ok. I use the basic instant pot cheesecake recipe and sub out the cream cheese with goat cheese and leave out the sugar. I found mixing it in the Vitamix cuts down the grainy texture you can find in goat cheese and leaving out the sugar did not impact the texture at all. I'm thinking I might want to try one with Velveeta and jalapenos topped with roasted tomatoes. Queso cheesecake? I don't care much for blue cheese but it also could work mixed into cream cheese. Endless possibilities

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Response to mindem (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:27 PM

25. My family always made cheesecake crust

from zweiback (baby teething toast) and the cheesecake recipe on the box. I think many grocers stopped selling zweiback because children were choking on the toasts. But it's always been my favorite cheesecake.

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