Interesting Daring Kitchen conversation about the name of this cheesecake:
Daring Baker (DB) 1: Are you sure you mean infamous and not famous? Infamous means "having a reputation of the worst kind: notoriously evil'! Big Grin"
DB2: Ha, you haven't met my friend Abbey. *grin*
Me: Then if Abbey is the infamous one, shouldn't it be called "Infamous Abbey's Cheesecake"? The cheesecake is not the infamous one, unless you are personifying it.
DB3: hahaha. I love the vocabulary battle!
So yeah, I still don't quite understand why this cheesecake is being referred to as infamous, but that is the name! haha
The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge.
This was my first Daring Kitchen challenge, and I was hoping to get something more difficult and new like the lasagne from last month. At least I got to try another cheesecake recipe! Also, I was afforded the opportunity to jazz up a plain cheesecake, which aside from strawberry toppings or glazes, was something I had never done before. This was the first time I'd ever used a real piping bag, as opposed to a Ziploc bag. So, I will need to practice a lot more to get it perfect.
Since I already have a go-to cheesecake, I was sort of doubting that this cheesecake was going to knock my socks off.
I decided to spruce it up by making it a key lime cheesecake. It was good, but not great. In fact, I gave almost the entire cheesecake to my neighbor/colleague. If I had never been exposed to Greenspan's Tall and Creamy Cheesecake, I think I would have really enjoyed this cheesecake, though. It was creamy, and the crust was really good. I doubled the crust and halved the filling because I love graham crackers!
As you can see, I didn't put much effort into decorating it because we are nearing the end of the semester, and I have way too many other things to do. Aside from adding 1/4 cup of key lime juice and some lime zest, I followed the recipe exactly. You may get the full recipe here.
Thanks, Jenny! Be sure to check out the other Daring Bakers results: Daring Bakers Blogroll