DB#18 or How Murphy's Law didn't apply!
"Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong". April has been packed with extra activities at work, new projects, a tennis tournament around the corner and a full planning for a trip to East Europe - all scheduled for a long time. Where was I going to fix Cheesecake Pops? From the beginning of the month, I waited for the opportunity (that eventually never came) to complete this month DB challenge... 16 hours before the posting deadline, a Saturday at 8 am, I sneaked out of bed, kissed my sweet love who turned to the other side with some unintelligible complains and moved to my kitchen to bake a cheesecake. Not even my cat cared to join me in my crazy crusade. Don't ask me how I've done it... I recall little from this step or anything else before my shower whilst the cheesecake was in the oven. When my coffee kicked in, the cheesecake looked great, golden and puffy!! I now had 5 hours before driving out of town. Considering the recipe previewed over 6 hours, plus time to mold, dip, garnish and freeze, I'd need several miracles to complete this on time...
I like to have a contingency plan. Not that I plan to use it but it gives me extra confidence to know that I always have a way out of unexpected issues. No, not this time. Any little bump on the way would have ruined everything. And in a multi step recipe that is expected to happen. For this one I've beaten the odds: the cheesecake pops recipe worked like a charm! Thank you so much Deborah and Elle for such an adorable challenge - you girls rock!!
I'm really sorry there was no extra miracle to allow me to add some fancy confetti or coloured ribbons or to make pretty photos. However, I'm more than happy with my completed challenge of a perfect recipe to welcome the spring and celebrate the new Daring Bakers forum! Go check out our bakery that Ivonne and Lisa, the brilliant minds behind this huge group, created for all of us!