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I have _three_ springform pans.

Of different sizes.

I don't know why I have three springform pans. I remember buying one, and being given one for a wedding gift. Where did the third one come from? And it's a Chef's Magic, that slicky teflon-silicon coating.

Oh well... I guess I don't have to worry about not having enough pans and having to decant the cheesecakes onto plates.
Yeah, three cheesecakes. Two will be chocolate, for sure. Third SHOULD be the key lime cheesecake, but I can't promise anything.

And I'm having BAD reflux today. Grr.


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Apr. 13th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
The third one is the offspring of the other two.
Apr. 13th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
I've wondered about that, but the presence of the coating indicates that it's a mutant.
Apr. 13th, 2006 11:49 am (UTC)
Well, don't all parents want their children to grow up to exceed them?
Apr. 13th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
I have to agree with dvandom, here. The logic is quite obvious.

Besides, it could have skipped a generation.

Apr. 13th, 2006 07:59 am (UTC)
three cheesecakes. Two will be chocolate, for sure. Third SHOULD be the key lime cheesecake,

Yum, yum, and *drool* YUM. ;9

Damn, cheesecake, and it's all so very far away. Hope they all work out well, 'cause it's a crime to make cheesecake and not have people willing to eat it.
Apr. 13th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
Is for the easter vigil post-celebration.
Apr. 13th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
Apr. 13th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
Lemon-ginger cheesecake
I had this at Matt & Chris' Christmas party. It is truly one of the best cheesecakes I have ever had. Gary had three pieces. I am making it for Easter.

2 cups finely ground gingersnap cookies (about 9 ounces)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
2 tablespoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel

Lemon slices (for garnish)

For crust:
Preheat oven to 325°F. Generously butter 10-inch-diameter springform pan with 2 3/4-inch-high sides. Double-wrap outside of pan with heavy-duty foil. Blend ground cookies, sugar, and ginger in processor. Add melted butter and process until moist crumbs form. Press mixture onto bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of prepared pan. Bake until crust sets, about 10 minutes. Cool. Maintain oven temperature.
For filling:
Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy. Beat in sugar, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream and whipping cream, then crystallized ginger, fresh ginger, lemon juice, and lemon peel.

Pour filling into crust. Place springform pan in large roasting pan. Pour enough boiling water into roasting pan to come 1 inch up sides of springform pan. Bake cheesecake until filling is set and golden brown on top (cake will rise slightly above edge of pan), about 1 hour 25 minutes. Turn off oven and prop open oven door with wooden spoon. Let cake stand in oven 1 hour (cake will fall).

Remove springform pan from water bath. Remove foil and cool cheesecake completely on rack. Cover and refrigerate overnight. (Can be prepared ahead and refrigerated 4 days or frozen up to 2 months. Defrost frozen cake overnight in refrigerator.) Release pan sides from cheesecake. Transfer cheesecake to platter. Arrange lemon slices decoratively around cake and serve.

Apr. 13th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Lemon-ginger cheesecake
That's very similar to my key lime cheesecake recipe.

I'll have to try that. I'm considering making one of them with Splenda, probably one of the chocolate ones, just as a kindness to some of the people I know at church who are diabetic, etc.
Apr. 13th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
It's obvious
One of them came as a package of two.
Apr. 13th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
Re: It's obvious
That, I know for sure didn't happen. Nor did we both bring a springform pan to the marriage - I had one but it was horribly rusty so we tossed it.
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