The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge.
This month we were pretty much invited to let our imaginations run wild – we were given a basic cheesecake recipe and the instructions to get creative! Now, I love cheesecake (who doesn’t?!) and I love margaritas (again, who doesn’t?!), so…I think you can see where I’m going with this…I made a margarita cheesecake!
I think it’s basically a key lime pie, but it does have orange flavoring (though you can’t really taste it) and tequila (um, again, though you can’t really taste it) along with the lime juice and lime zest. Still, it’s a really nice lime cheesecake – it’s super-creamy and not too rich. It’s just the right amount of sweet. If I were to make it again – and I do expect to make this recipe again – I think I would use some orange zest – for some reason, the zests always have more flavor than the liqueurs and extracts.
At any rate, what with the weather finally getting quite nice lately, it’s, if nothing else, a good excuse to have a real magarita. So, yes, quite a successful Daring Bakers challenge!
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