5 Sep 2011

Classic Cheesecake

 { an attempt at German baking}

Before I moved to Germany, I never came across a baked cheesecake. I love blueberry cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake, even tried making a chocolate and raspberry cheesecake ( very nice!), but they are all no-bake-leave-in-the-fridge varieties.

So I really wanted to make a baked cheesecake and after finding what seem to be (and indeed is) a very easy recipe, I gave it a go. Well, I used quark rather than creme cheese – note to self: stick to cream cheese; and I think I could have separated the eggs to give it a more fluffy texture. One thing is for sure, I will make it again, and hopefully one day it will reach the ultimate stage of cheesecakeness (that is not really a word, is it), and also that golden brown colour usually featured in the nice cook books. Some how mine turned a bit more on the brown rather than on the golden side.

Flipping through the pages of the latest issue of Marie Claire Idees definitely added an extra flavour to the cheesecake.

More on food - Lovely Little Daughter usually eats well, but even she has her phases, and sometimes I am not ready with dinner until 6pm, by which time I have a tired toddler and I need something quick and nice for here to eat. So lately she has been dining on cocktail type food, with a lot of colours and always featuring some of her all time favourite foods like olives, feta cheese, bread, tomatoes and eggs…

Wishing you all a lovely Monday!
Irina xx


  1. Hi Irina, your cheesecake looks like it has to be (o.k., it has to be more yellow-golden on top) - and your daughter likes olives, thats great!
    I already have small rests of the cupcake fabric for you. Have a good week!

  2. Irina, that is so nice reading your comment on my work! Thanks!!
    Wow, that is amazing your daughter eats olive, tomato and tha like...Aila (my three-year-old daughter does not like salad very much...
    Cheese cake is my favorite!!! Yours look delicious!!! Let me tell you I have two left hands in the kitchen...:o(

    Well, I wish you all have a wonderful week!!!
    Love, Bela

  3. Your cheesecake looks really yummy! Please tell us if you find the ultimate recipe because we are all on the hunt for that ;)

    And thank you for that great idea with the fingerfood plate. I love that you even spiked one single corn kernel. But my girlie wouldn't eat olives.

    I have also grabbed your button and thank you for grabbing mine :)

    Have a nice day!

  4. Mmmm, I like Cheesecake!

    Greetings, Beertje Zonn

  5. There was a restaurant not far from where I used to live called the "Cheesecake Factory"... ohh, a girl could really do some serious getting off a diet in there. They had every variety of cheesecake and more, not to mention that the menu food was fantastic too. I would have to say that the seasonal pumpkin was my favorite. Gotta say... I'm totally a cheesecake girl.

    P.S. Did you know that cheesecake was voted Germany's favorite cake?

  6. Yummy! I love cheescake, thanks for popping by my blog. I am now gfc following you, Karima :) www.karimascrafts.com

  7. Oh all these look delicious, you're making me hungry!

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  8. Yum I love baked cheesecake! It is one of my favourites. I love the idea of the snack plate for your daughter that looks awesome.

  9. Oh i often do dinner like that in Summer school holidays - with 4 children swimming & running around all day, sometimes they just need a little pick & mix with food - cold meats, boiled eggs, raw vegetables & fruit, it all works!! Your version looks amazing & delicious. Love Posie

  10. Baked cheesecake is one of my absolute favourite desserts and yours look amazing.

    Love the cocktail plate you have made for your little one - great way to encourage nutritious eating.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Weekend Baking!

  11. I burned out a blender motor one time making a cheesecake, but good cheesecake is worth any sacrifice! ;)

  12. I love cheesecakes! My hubby makes a great one.
    There are a lot of different recipes in our household for this cake. I have to reduce my intake a bit coz this cakes have a big amount of fat in them. The more fat the better taste...

  13. Ooooh - I think I'm going to have to try making a cheesecake. This looks yum! And I'm so impressed with your little one's taste... olives and feta, huh? I shouldn't be surprised - my parents introduced my little one to BLUE CHEESE and she really liked it. Thanks for the inspiration - I'm off to find a cheesecake recipe to try out.


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