Sunday, 27 April 2008

Daring Bakers Challenge 2 - Cheesecake Lollipops


So this is my second month as a Daring Baker, and to be honest I think it hasn't gotten off to a very good start!

I intended to make these cheesecake lollipops 2 weeks ago and it didn't happen due to being out on the lash for my birthday. I intended to make them last week and it didn't happen due to extreme illness in the form of a crazy virus!! So this weekend was my last chance - late in the day but thankfully the cheesecake was a breeze to make taking about 50 minutes to do it's thing in the oven and with my history in cheesecakes I wasn't overly positive when it went into the oven but came out very well and is definitely be a recipe I use again as I loved the texture of the finished cake. I'm so glad I didn't have the problems with it some other people did with the cheesecake not setting as this would have most likely ended with me not making a second one and completing the challenge.

After couple of hours in the fridge the cheesecake was ready to form into balls, overnight in the freezer and the balls were ready to cover with chocolate, this is the finished product and as I write this I am STILL singing the Chocolate Salty Balls song from South Park - classy wha??????


So this months challenge was picked by Deborah from Taste and Tell and Elle from Feeding My Enthusiasms and is from a book called from Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey by Jill O’Connor which I've never heard of before but if this recipe is anything to go by the recipes in it are yum and fun!

I haven't given the full recipe as it's on Taste and Tell but I couldn't recommend this enough and if you don't want to make the pops then just try the cake. I made half vanilla and then I added some lemon extract just to change it up, I think I preferred the lemon as it was fresher with the chocolate but the vanilla tasted like ice-cream which was good aswell and the husbag loved.

17 comments:

Dianne said...

Your pops look great!

Tartelette said...

You did a great job on the pops! The decorations are too cute!

Aran said...

I love the first shot. Beautiful!

jen said...

Gorgeous! Glad the mix turned out ok and I bet the lemon worked a treat. But now you've got me humming that tune as well ;-)

My cheesecake is still cooling on the side and will hopefully be posted tommorrow... Getting behind with my homework!

Megan said...

Love the presentaion!
Taking mine to work tommorrow and think I'll take them in like that!
They look great.

Susan said...

Very cute, I'm glad everything came together for you even at the last minute. I agree the cake itself was just wonderful and I will make again for sure.

Jenny said...

They look great, and I'm glad you're feeling better.

Maz@styletreaty said...

They look fab, great present idea for someone special.

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Love the photo's, they look delish.

Deborah said...

It sounds like it's been a crazy month for you - I'm glad you found the time to make these! They turned out great!!

Pamela said...

great looking pops,glad they worked out for you this one was so much fun

cakewardrobe said...

I hope I haven't joined DB too late for more cute recipes like this!!! I'm on next month! Your pops make me wish I joined earlier!! So pretty!

Gabi said...

Sorry you've been having such a rough month xxoo
Your pops turned out great I'm so glad you got to them!

Laurie said...

How pretty they look..especially with that pretty pink bow! I like the name of your site..whenever I see your blog I am reminded of Angelina Ballerina. :)
Ciao!

Jacque said...

Mmmm, glad you got them done, they look delish! I really like the pink-sugared ones.

SweetDesigns said...

Great job, They look fantastic,love your decorations and your pictures!!

Texana said...

Very cute! Love the pink one-- and thanks for putting that song in my head.