Yet Another Food Post, This Time Cheesecake

By Val
@valmnz (12770)
New Zealand
October 11, 2015 3:05pm CST
I know some of you will be thinking I seem rather obsessed with food at the moment, so many of my posts have centred around it. Sorry, this is yet another one. Last night my sister-in-law came over for dinner to celebrate her birthday of a couple of days ago. We didn't have anything fancy, roast chicken and vegetables, plus a cheesecake for dessert. This wasn't just any cheesecake, but a raspberry and white chocolate one, one of my favourite sweet combinations. I wish I could say I'd made the cheesecake myself, but I didn't. It was from the supermarket. I took a bit of a risk here, as my sister-in-law is an expert cheesecake maker. But all turned out fine, it was rather delicious. I know, from reading discussion posts here, that many of you are cheesecake fans. Do you have a favourite flavour? Do you buy them or make them yourself? Or are you really not a cheesecake fan?
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@MALUSE (39180)
• Germany
11 Oct 15
I know that cheesecake is a great speciality in New York. --- Simple cheesecake can be a bit on the dry side. I prefer cheesecake with some kind of fruit, apples or peaches or mandarin orange. Hmmm!
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
11 Oct 15
This one had an amazing raspberry topping. I had some frozen raspberries I was going to thaw, but when I saw the topping I decided to save them for another time.
@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
11 Oct 15
My favorite is baked cheesecake with gooseberry topping
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
11 Oct 15
@Inlemay I've never made a baked one. My sister-in-law and I were talking about this last night. Gooseberries are hard to get here these days.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
13 Oct 15
I love any cheesecake - even plain! I "can" make my own cheesecake, but then I would see all the lovely fattening ingredients and sugary goodness that goes into it . . . so I'd rather buy a cheesecake so I won't feel so guilty!
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
13 Oct 15
That sounds like a pretty good approach to me
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
13 Oct 15
@valmnz I wanted to mention too that the last time we had it was at a popular restaurant called The Cheesecake Factory - for dessert the kids picked out the Snickers cheesecake . . . - it was gone in no time flat!!
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
13 Oct 15
@much2say that sounds like a pretty popular choice for kids
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@LadyDuck (152116)
• Switzerland
12 Oct 15
I like cheesecake as I like many cakes (I have a sweet tooth). I prefer the cheesecake that do not need cooking and I like to top it with fruits, peaches and mangoes are my favorite, I also tried passion fruit and it was delicious.
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
13 Oct 15
I'm sure all your cheesecakes are delicious Anna.
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@LadyDuck (152116)
• Switzerland
13 Oct 15
@valmnz I would love to share with you, while we are chatting in front of a good coffee.
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
13 Oct 15
@LadyDuck wouldn't that be wonderful
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Oct 15
I like to make chocolate pudding cheesecake!
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
11 Oct 15
That does sound rather nice.
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
13 Oct 15
@Jessicalynnt of course, we mustn't forget the whipped cream!
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@amadeo (63975)
• United States
11 Oct 15
No.More of a carrot cake fan.
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
11 Oct 15
You know, I think I'm the only person in the world who doesn't like carrot cake!
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
11 Oct 15
@valmnz Me toooo I dont eat carrot cake at all, dislike it totally so now there are two of us!!
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
13 Oct 15
@Inlemay thanks for that, I no longer feel quite so strange.
• United States
11 Oct 15
sounds like a special meal to me! i aint fond'f white chocolate nothin' i fear - jest too sweet. i adore cheesecakes, my great aunt used to bake the most fabulous'uns 'n a lovely homemade strawberry sauce 'd top it off. i've troubles with dairy these days 'n 've yet to find 'n alternative that suits my taste buds.
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
11 Oct 15
I'm just starting out on using almond milk for that very dairy reason. I also use soy milk as well.
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• United States
11 Oct 15
@valmnz i can't do soy either. i've tried a few recipes usin' the almond milk 'n cashew butter...jest aint quite the same texture, lol.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
11 Oct 15
I am obsessed with food as well. I enjoy reading new healthy recipes and dessert recipes. I am trying to have a healthy diet but I cen't resist a delicious cheesecake. I remember when I was in England, I used to buy the best cheesecake from Marks & Spenser. I was getting the full cake and then I was inviting my flatmates over to share it.
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
11 Oct 15
We freeze ours, after cutting it into segments, and have a bit at a time
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
11 Oct 15
@valmnz Good idea, I would never think about freezing the cheesecake.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
11 Oct 15
you are killing us with your late night (for us that is) food posts - we have to still sleep with those thoughts of cheesecake in our mind, and I have to get up early and make a milktart for the National Ballet examiner at 7 - eeeeek
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
11 Oct 15
So, you're in to bribing the examiner now
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
11 Oct 15
@valmnz My cakes and tarts get GREAT marks which brings the examiners back - in many of the smaller cities the examiners expect the dancers to travel to the BIG cities, they fight over who is coming to Klerksdorp and that goes for the NY and Israeli ones as well. All jokes aside - No its for the National Education Dept - the examiner for the Grade 12 Dance Studies at the school
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@marlina (72696)
• Canada
14 Oct 15
I do enjoy a small piece of raspberry or cherry cheesecake once in a while. Find it very hard to digest.
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
15 Oct 15
I agree, sometimes they are far too rich. One of the problems of getting a little older.
@allknowing (63306)
• India
12 Oct 15
I have never tasted cheese cake. You have now given me food for thought pun meant
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
13 Oct 15
They're reasonably easy to make if you have the ingredients. Recipes are easy to find online I imagine.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct 15
Oh, you lazy girl not making the cheesecake yourself. I am tempted to report you to your sister in law.
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
11 Oct 15
I even showed her the packet it came in