Friday, December 05, 2008
It was FIL's b-day yesterday. Can't remember which one. But it was an insanely young one for a dude with a 35yo son and 5 grandkids. (NO, they aren't all mine!)
I was on cheesecake duty, and I made this one. Though, I just used the ingredients as a guideline, and didn't use eggs, but subbed with milk and cornstarch (2TB milk and 2tsp cornstarch, per egg). And then mixed in the innards of a couple of mighty shriveled lilikois (passionfruits) languishing in the fruit bowl. But it came out pretty damn yummy. After I had to wash the cream cheese in a colander to remove the several cup's worth of fine Italian salt that exploded into the bowl, all over the counter, all over the floor, all over me, when the stupid salt container FAILED while I tipped out a bit into my hand, though. Ugh. That would not have been nice. And then we topped it with fresh mango, and canned lilikoi in syrup. Yuuummmm.
The artistically close up shot is to disguise the fact that it is a pathetically small slice, leftover from last night, looking a bit worse for wear. We ate all the rest. Couldn't help ourselves. :p
Note: If you decide to make this really yummy cheesecake yourself, take note that the butter measurement for the crust is down in the topping list, and the milk for the filling is also down in the topping list. Gave me a few moments of confusion, they did. And take note that you REALLY don't need much of it to start feeling sick. :p