This is going to be brief.
Birthday CHEESECAKE wasn’t the success it needed to be. I blame the pressure. And possibly the hypocrisy.
Maybe I’m being too hard on myself. Maybe it’s just a case of Too-Good-To-Be-True.
On one hand we have Apple Crisp. On the other we have CHEESECAKE. I tried to make them get along. Maybe I was wrong in assuming they would. It’s kind of like setting up friends. Just because they’re perfect on paper doesn’t mean they’ll work in real life – no matter how many times you’ve thought about all the double-dating…
You’ll note that this isn’t a RECIPE post. I just am not ready to share. This CHEESECAKE is currently still in the trial phase. I may try to improve it. I also may banish it to the land of You’ve-Disappointed-Me-&-I’m-Pouting.
The jury is still out.
Shortened Version of Events
- GOAL: CHEESECAKE with Apple-Crisp topping as the crust
- started out great
- Mom’s KitchenAid mixer was making my YEAR
- photos were looking promising
- I was gearing up for a blog post of UBER-TASTIC success!!
- was going to leave the crust unbaked, the same way you do the graham cracker crust
- last minute change of heart – baked it for 10 minutes
- CHEESECAKE came out looking picture perfect
- it was, until I went to cut it
- couldn’t cut it
- crust was like chewy concrete
- messy, messy, struggling, messy
- but still yummy
- MORE FAILURE: candied apples looked like bacon and I learned the valuable lesson as there is such a thing as TOO MUCH BUTTER
- You can’t win’em all.
- Apples that look like bacon is NEVER a good thing.
- Birthday cheesecake is a pressure-ridden present.
- Two YUMs do not necessarily make YUM YUMs…
- MUST get a KitchenAid mixer. MUST.