Monday, September 29, 2008
Patsy's birthday - Apple and Brown Sugar Cheesecake
One of my colleagues, Patsy, is going on leave on Tuesday for a number of weeks, and will celebrate her birthday while she is away.
To wish her bon voyage and happy birthday, I made her Dorie Greenspan's Apple and Brown Sugar Cheesecake from Baking: From My Home to Yours. This luscious cheesecake contains brown sugar, apples and cider - an irresistable combination. It also has a gingernut biscuit base, which complements the filling perfectly. I heart this cheesecake.
For the cake topper, I made a rolled fondant disc that I piped on with chocolate and jelly. My mistake was to try and stick it on top of the cake with a dollop of sour cream - this seemed to melt underneath overnight, and made the cake topper go soft.
The other tip that I have is to make sure that your foil "tent" covers the whole cheesecake - you can see a small brown bit on the side of my cheesecake where the tent appears to not quite have covered it during baking.