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[–][deleted] 6 insightful - 5 fun6 insightful - 4 fun7 insightful - 5 fun -  (2 children)

There are countless recipes on the internet. Many more DIY videos on YouTube. Learn something new....expand your mind and waistline all at once. It never ceases to amaze that gals who can learn the intricacies of putting on their warpaint, and gladly waste an hour getting that makeup just right, but immediately turn into jello when faced with doing up a simple recipe. Same for guys...you can take all damn day tearing apart a car engine, and putting it back together, but following a recipe is too complex for you?

[–]fschmidt[S] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

I think you are right. I work most of the time but I talked to my daughter and she agreed to take on this project.

[–]goobandit 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I produced an outstanding cheesecake last Christmas using the Martha Stewart New York Cheesecake recipe. It was huge (10” springform pan and about 3” tall) and required most of the giant Costco brick of Philadelphia cream cheese!

[–]trident765 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

It's not cheesecake, but when I crave a fatty dessert with a cheesecake crust, I usually go for Edward's Chocolate Creme Pie, which I get from my grocery store. It is pretty good in my opinion.

[–]TheAmeliaMay 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

It has to be home-made — or at least make it from a package; all the pre-made crap tastes terrible.

[–]Basghetti 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (3 children)

I just made homemade ice cream with it, so I should hope so.

I thought cheesecake was a very jewish dessert. Do you not live in an area where there's decent bakeries that make it well?

[–]Node 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

Homemade cheesecake ice cream? Dang, I'll be over in a couple hours!

[–]Basghetti 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

It made quite abit, so you'd be welcome to it. There were a few more things than just cheesecake, to be fair. I just looked up a few base recipes, decided on doing 1 and 1/2 C whole milk, 1 and 1/2C heavy cream, 3/4 C cane sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp allspice, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, maybe 1/2 tbsp lemon zest, ** 2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tbsp peach preserves, a pinch of salt, and a diced up slice of cheesecake that had a few berries on top. It tastes pretty amazing, and is probably a blue billion calories per serving. If you have an ice cream maker or attachment for your mixer, you should try it.

This was the first time using the attachment, and when pouring the mix in it snatched my silicone whisk. I panicked, turned it up higher by accident, and then off-- the whisk was mangled but whole. Kitchen adventures.

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[–]Node 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

When I had homemade ice cream there, it was after turning the crank on the ice cream maker until it couldn't be turned anymore. Later, there was one that ran on electricity, and we had to burn off the calories in other ways.

Sounds pretty tasty. I've needed to minimize my sugar intake, but forget that.

The summer fog has been in for the last few weeks (68 F today), but starting tomorrow temps will soar into the mid to high 70s for a couple weeks. Sounds like ice cream weather to me...

No line on whisks, but imo this is one of the best spatulas/turners you can find. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000CCY1T?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&ref_=chk_typ_imgToDp&th=1

[–]jykylsin2034 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (3 children)

Either try Pellman's cheesecake, or try making your own

[–]fschmidt[S] 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (2 children)

https://www.pellmanfoods.com/Content/gallery.asp?G=1&Image=11

Made with margarine? What kind of a degenerate would put margarine in a cheesecake?

[–]Node 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

margarine in a cheesecake?

Does it help that they added BUTTER FLAVOR to the margarine? (j/k)

https://www.pellmanfoods.com/Uploads/Kosher-Certificate.pdf

Have we found the culprit?

https://lancasteronline.com/obituaries/ruth-a-pellman/article_91a6332a-f5d5-5783-b829-8b66cf92de69.html

She was a member of Hinkletown Mennonite Church where she taught children's Sunday School classes for many years. More recently, she and Bill attended and are members of Blossom Hill Mennonite Church.

But margarine? My guess is after the alzheimer's got them, the new people running the company 'adjusted' the recipes to be more profitable.

Remember when margarine used to come with that little dye pack inside the package? If you wanted it to visually resemble butter, you broke the dye pack and massaged the package until yellow-orange dye was mixed throughout.

[–]Basghetti 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

CREAM CHEESE (PASTEURIZED CULTURED MILK AND CREAM, SALT, XANTHAN, CAROB BEAN, AND/OR GUAR GUMS), GRANULATED SUGAR, EGGS, SOUR CREAM (GRADE A CULTURED CREAM), GRAHAM CRUMB (WHEAT FLOUR, WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, SUGAR, SOYBEAN OIL, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, SALT, SODIUM BICARBONATE), MARGARINE (PALM AND SOYBEAN OIL, WATER, SALT, MONO DIGLYCERIDES, SOY LECITHIN, SODIUM BENZOATE, NATURAL  BUTTER FLAVOR, ANNATTO, VITAMIN A PALMITATE), NATURAL & ARTIFICIAL VANILLA (WATER, SUGAR, ALCOHOL, PURE VANILLA EXTRACT, CARAMEL COLOR, ETHYL VANILLIN), POTASSIUM SORBATE AS A PRESERVATIVE, SOY LECITHIN

This should be a sin. Possibly a criminal offense.

[–]Node 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Cheesecake is still around, but cheesepie might be on the endangered list. Haven't seen that since 1978.

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah... And here i am lazy af with TWO big books full of recipes from both mothers of mine. Cooking is applied chemistry but mostly i eat cheese. When there isn't somebody interested in all those recipes around. Maybe when i get older i'll find joy in baking or cooking. Like the little small tree (or there) who (obviously) needs a friend.

[–]Questionable 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (4 children)

Or... You are losing your sense of taste. Cheesecake is Cheesecake. There ain't a lot to it.

[–]fschmidt[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

You poor soul, you have never eaten good cheesecake.

[–]Questionable 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

Says the person who can neither find, nor make one of the most basic deserts on the planet. And has lost their sense of taste.

[–]fschmidt[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

You poor soul, not only have you never eaten good cheesecake, but you also lack a brain.

[–]Questionable 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

You poor soul, not only do you think it's OK to insult people you don't know. I don't like you.

[–]IkeConn 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

It is easy to find but you'll pay for it.

[–]fschmidt[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Cost is no problem.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

One regret I have in my life is not collecting recipes from my exes and stuff along the way. My ex's Sicilian cheesecake was the best.

[–]Node 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

They're all on the internet somewhere.

https://www.google.com/search?q=traditional+sicilian+cheesecake+recipe

Oh man, just look at those. Pretend you had like 30 Sicilian exes and try them all.