Happy Friday Inside Outers! If you are like me, you might have also gone through the joys of moving on the Boston September 1st cycle. While that can be chaotic and stressful, nothing says housewarming like a home cooked meal in your new place.
Today I decided to try my hand at making a recipe from the Martinos Cookbook, Arvina Grahl’s “World’s Easiest White Chocolate Cheesecake.” Why? Because cheesecake is delicious and ‘World’s easiest’ is on par with my kitchen skills.
The hardest part of preparing this recipe for me was gathering all the ingredients I needed (not because it required a lot – I just didn’t have any of these things on hand!
Once the hard part was over, it was smooth sailing from there. I started out by melting some white chocolate chips over my make-shift double boiler (which consisted of a bowl that was held in place over the only pot I had by a colander). While the chocolate was melting, I quickly crushed up some graham crackers to prepare the crust. By the time I finished that, the chocolate was melted, and it was time to combine the chocolate with the sour cream (in the double boiler). And set this combo aside to cool down for a bit.
To my absolute shock, while I did not have the makings for a double boiler – I did in fact have a lemon zester on hand.
The remaining ingredients I had to mix up was the cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon zest and juice, and vanilla extract.
Once these final ingredients were combined, all that was left to do was combine the white chocolate and sour cream combo with the cream cheese mixture to create the cheesecake filing.
Using the crushed-up graham crackers I prepared earlier, I mixed these with some melted butter and lined the only oven-safe dish I had: my cast iron skillet. I popped the crust into the oven to firm up a bit and then let the crust cool down in the fridge for about an hour. Once the crust was thoroughly cooled, I lined the pan with parchment paper and poured the cheesecake filling into the pan.
Popped that back into the fridge overnight, and here is the final result:
I went ahead and gave it a try—just to see how I made out—
Can confirm – Very rich, creamy and delicious!!
Usually, I’m following procedures to produce data sets, but this time it produced a cheesecake! I don’t have much of an inclination for culinary arts, but thankfully it was a simple enough recipe for me to follow. Next time maybe I’ll pick one that I won’t need to improvise with the cooking implements.