Monday, April 27, 2009

daring baker's basic cheesecake



   This months challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey's infamous cheesecake as the challenge.  I have made cheesecake plenty of times and this recipe was an easy delight and turned out just as delicious!  I thought I would continue  my love of lemon and add a drizzle of dark chocolate.  I love these two flavors combined.  I wanted to make a tangy lemon drizzle... but I find lately I haven't had much time to do anything.  Busy, busy!  ... So hence why I didn't get a chance to be creative.  :(

Check out Jenny's blog for the sweet recipe here.

For the chocolate drizzle:

Melt 100g of 70% chocolate or higher in a double broiler.  
You could even add some flavoring to the chocolate like- butter rum or amaretto for some extra tasty deliciousness.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!


24 comments:

Nico said...

I like it, lemon and chocolate fantastic!

Elra said...

Such an immaculate presentation. You are really talented Ash, love how you drizzle the chocolate.
Cheers,
elra

Miette said...

Wow, Ash! Very nice job! You're very talented for baking and making amazing pictures! Love to watch your cheesecake : it looks so perfect!

Cheers,

Miette.

MeetaK said...

Ash this looks amazing- love the delicate flavors! gorgeous!

Erin said...

Beautiful pictures! Your cheesecake looks like it turned out perfectly, and the lemon/dark chocolate combo is a tasty one!

Arlette said...

Very nice and elegant cake.
great job!!!

Lauren said...

Mmm, your cheesecake looks amazing!! I love your photos =D.

Amanda said...

I love dark chocolate. And I guess I shouldn't be surprised since your blog title gives it away, but the photography really is fantastic. The composition is gorgeous. :)

MsGourmet said...

Lovely cheesecake and gorgeous photos!

Amanda said...

re: Twilight

The movie was so bad in a good way. It was very lifetime movie, but, yes, I too have been wooed by Edward's "velvety" voice. :) Here's to hoping the sequel is just as disastrous!

Elyse said...

Mmm, the cheesecake looks great. I love the lemon flavor--it's so refreshing for spring. And that chocolate drizzle is the perfect counterpart to the citrus. Deeelish!

gine said...

mmmm ... that cheesecake looks delicious, yum :)! XOXO

steph- whisk/spoon said...

that is certainly beautiful!

nicole said...

Very nice! Your photography is beautiful, and the cheesecake looks very tempting!

Bridgett said...

Gorgeous photos! This cheesecake looks divine.

Eileen said...

Loved looking through your website. Wonderful photos. Many recipes I want to try.

Lucy said...

Ooh your cheesecake turned out wonderfully! Stunning photos :)

Helene said...

You have a great blog and beautiful pictures.

Ash said...

thanks all!!!

apparentlyjessy said...

Gosh it looks delicious, and I am definitely loving the bright yellow and pale blue combination!

Memória said...

Your pictures are lovely and refreshing.

Chef Chuck said...

Count me in, Cheesecake, Where!!
Lemonnnn! Great photo's :)

Elk said...

nice looking cheesecake... but really I just wanted to say how beautiful the photos of this are. the dark brown woods and chocolate really complete the zesty yellow. Perfect composition in both cooking and styling

Jenny said...

Yum, I love dark chocolate with lemon, and citrus is so beautiful in this creamy cheesecake. Nicely done!

Jenny of JennyBakes