Tuesday, July 15, 2008
No Bake Mini Cheesecakes
As promised, a no oven required recipe. The recipe is from Sherry Yard's Book Desserts By The Yard.... I have to say that I read this cookbook cover to cover. It is well written and very interesting. Sherry shares her career through several gorgeous desserts and personal stories.
In the book, Sherry's cheesecakes are topped with the tiniest wild strawberries. Seriously, I have never seen them anywhere except on magazine covers and in books. I even grew my own strawberries this year in the hopes of topping these cheesecakes with them. Alas, I suspect my strawberries were on the "juice" because they were gigantic.
Instead of the enormous strawberries, I went with rainier cherries. On the bright side, they matched the cupcake liner perfectly. Oh my, I almost forgot! The cheesecakes were divine. I ate four in one day. After the fourth one, I packed up the remaining cheesecakes. And then quickly, sent them to my neighbor because I really wanted to eat another four.
The cheesecakes were a practice run for my friend Shannon's Birthday next week. You see, she is a big fan of the no bake cheesecake. And I was hoping to find a recipe worthy of becoming her "birthday cake". I think, I may have found a winner.