Sunday, April 27, 2008

April 2008 Daring Bakers Challenge- Cheesecake Pops

With warmer weather finally making its way into Maine, I was hoping this month’s challenge wouldn’t tempt my sweet tooth too much, as I have been trying to cut back on sweets lately. This hope came true since I am one of the rare individuals who isn’t a big fan of cheesecake. These treats would not go to waste though because between my family and my book club meeting this week I knew I would have plenty of people to polish them off!

This was my first time making cheesecake and working with a water bath. Everything went well while I was making the cake. Although, I nearly poured too much water into the roasting pan and flooded my cake, but I manage to get the right amount eventually.


I had to bake the cake a bit longer than the recipe said in order for it to be golden and firm. I was a little nervous since I don’t really know what a good cheesecake should look like!

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After it was cool I scooped out 40 balls and put them back into the freezer. I snagged a sample of the cheesecake before I refroze it and, I must say it was pretty tasty in my, not so expert opinion! :)

After the pops were frozen I went to work melting the chocolate. As I was dipping the pops I was worried I would not have enough chocolate. In the end, I had chocolate leftover so I could have dipped them a little deeper. I decorated with some colorful sprinkles. Back in the freezer to chill and await the review of my cheesecake connoisseur husband to arrive home!

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The final review of everyone who tasted these was that they were cute, fun and delicious! Once again, thanks for the fun and for helping me expand my baking resume! Until next time!

- Sarah


Lis said...

I'm glad they went over so well - Yay! And yeah, I think even if someone is not a fan of cheesecake, they'd have to agree that this is a pretty darned tasty one! Love the sprinkles!


Bumblebutton said...

Super cute! Coating them completely put them over the top in richness--I think your half dips look perfect!

Susan said...

I'd definitely agree with the "cute, fun, delicious" consensus! I'm glad you found this tasty even as a non-fan.

Sandicita said...

Great job! Did your pops hang on to the sticks w/ just being half-dipped? they look wonderful.

Deborah said...

They look wonderful - and the fact that they taste great makes it even better! Great job!

Sheltie Girl said...

Your pops look so fun. I delighted that everyone liked them.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Sarah said...

Most of the stayed on the sticks okay. If they had been fully dipped I am sure it would have helped. Even the ones that fell off were a popable treat!