Happy Birthday to the Foodie Boyfriend!
The Foodie Boyfriend,
who may or may not be Irish,
celebrates his birthday today.
The Foodie Daughter decided to make him
a cheesecake for his special day.
she decided on a recipe for New York Cheesecake
from Emeril (Bam!).
Her mise en place includes:
the zest of one lemon
the zest of one orange
1-1/2 teaspoons good vanilla extract
1 teaspoon whiskey
1/2 cup sour cream
2-1/2 pounds cream cheese
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons flour
2 egg yolks
A pre-made graham cracker crust
The Foodie Daughter began by mixing together
the cream cheese,
and lemon and orange zests.
I was out of the house and the Foodie Daughter
was too busy mixing ingredients to take pictures.
But here is the finished filling.
The Foodie Boyfriend helps assemble the cheesecake.
The oven was preheated to 375 degrees.
The oven was then turned down to 350 degrees
and the cheesecake baked for 1-1/2 hours.
Good thing we got more graham cracker crusts.
Still more filling left?
with the remaining filling.
The foil stuck to the top of the cheesecake.
the strawberry sauce.
1 pint of fresh strawberries
combined with 2/3 cup sugar,
1 cup water,
1 teaspoon lemon zest
and 2 tablespoons whiskey.
to make the sauce.*
*See, even the Foodie Daughter
can't follow a recipe exactly.
I am so proud.