27.4.08

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!

18 comments:

Aran said...

I love the nuts on it. No need for fancy anything. They look great and I bet they taste better than sprinkles!

Brilynn said...

Well done on getting the challenge complete despite everything you have going on!

Pixie said...

Excellent and I think your photos look great- love how it's just popping out at me!

Deborah said...

Now that's dedication! Your pops look gorgeous. I just hope you had time to enjoy them!!

~Amber~ said...

Excellent looking cheesecake pops! Great job on a successful challenge.

Barbara said...

Great minds think alike, I also used nuts, and coconut for my toppings. Great job!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Way to go! High fives for getting the challenge done and in such marvelous fashion. They look great!

culinography said...

Seems many of us were time challenged this month. Glad you found a little time, Suzana... these are gorgeous!

Jenny said...

They look great! Lovely photography too.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Glad you were able to complete the challenge. Your pops look lovely. Well done!

L Vanel said...

This was a very forgiving recipe, and that's one of my criteria for a keeper! I'm glad you got your pops our on time, they look just great.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great job getting everything done and decorated in time! The nuts would have been the perfect choice!

cookworm said...

Glad you were able to squeeze these in this month! They look great. Have a fun trip!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Way to just move it along. Don't need any fancy stuff with these, they look gorgeous with just chocolates and a little nuts and they tasted great! Up at the crack of day, you must be a DB!!

Jaime said...

wow, i can't believe you got them done is so little time!!! they look great! i feel the same way you did though - wish i had more time to decorate them with other assorted topping and ribbons etc. oh well, next time! :)

Texana said...

I think nuts and chocolate are perfect--elegant and delicious. Good job.

Dolores said...

How wonderful that the planets aligned, the baking gods conspired and you were able to get this challenge done in time. I think it was one of the most fun challenges we've had. Great job!

Sheltie Girl said...

Your pops are beautiful! Have fun in Europe.

Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go