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.