Sunday, April 27, 2008

April's Cheesecake Popsicles! by Les Daring Bakers

As promised yesterday...
The Daring Bakers' Cheesecake Popsicles.
This delicious treat is proudly brought to you by Elle of Feeding My Enthusiasms (whose blog has a lovely fable about the whole experience), Deborah of Taste and Tell and the letter Q.
Check out one of their blogs for the recipe.
Désolée les filles, je n'ai pas le temps de traduire en Français cette fois-ci. Raison (en Anglais) à la fin de ce billet.

I'll let you guess the makeup of these little treats. Hint: if you say cheesecake and chocolate you're smokin' hot. It's Vanilla-flavored cheesecake (I didn't have time to be original this time, reason unveiled at the end of this post). This is a fantastic recipe, much better than most cheesecakes I've had. I may try it with a tad less sugar and half light cream cheese next time just as a cheesecake.
I think this is a perfect kind of party treat for kids' parties. The next time I have one to plan for, I will definitely make some of these.

The only thing I didn't do was add vegetable shortening to the chocolate so it set pretty fast which meant I had to move pretty quickly. Oh and I couldn't find lollipop sticks so at first I used cut straws, which were clearly not sturdy enough once capped by a cheesecake ball, so there are cut bamboo skewers inside the straws to stabilize the whole thing. Thanks to A. for saving me on that one by showing up with bamboo skewers just as I pulled them out of the freezer to coat them in chocolate.
And yes, what you see beading on them is water unfortunately, that was quicker than I expected. Sorry the pictures don't look so great because of it.

Decorations were whatever I had handy in the kitchen so mini crunchy chocolate balls, mini white chocolate chips, chocolate flakes, multi chocolate sprinkles, party bead sprinkles, and at the end I ran out of chocolate coating so I swirled it as decoratively as I could on the remaining cheesecake balls (if there be tasters who did not want chocolate coating, 'twould be perfect for them).
And now my dear friends, I must run off. Um, I'm getting married at the end of next month, that's the reason why I'm not around these days and have to be so short. In fact, I may just be able to post one more time before it happens and I probably won't be doing the DB Challenge next month. You understand don't you... Thanks for stopping by as always and check out the other Daring Bakers' Popsicle posts!

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17 comments:

Elle said...

You always do such beautiful posts...worth waiting for.

chrismacd1 said...

Your pops look beautiful! They came out so round, i am jealous!

Tartelette said...

Great pops Hilda! They all look sowonderful and stylish!

Meeta said...

Tres chic my dearest one. You run off and get married. But I have to say i am missing ya!!

Elle said...

Knew these would be lovely...and they are!

Hilda,Congratulations on your upcoming nuptuals! Wishing you and your intended every happiness!! I'm sure missing a few challenges is OK for such a wonderful reason.

wmpe said...

What cute cheesecake pops. I agree with you on the sugar. Many wedding blessings to you. Wendy

Barbara said...

They look so delicious!

marion - il en faut peu pour ... said...

ma très chère Hilda, je suis heureuse que les challenges mensuels nous permettent d'avoir de tes nouvelles :)
Je te souhaite plein de bonheur pour cette journée et pour celles qui suivront :)
Je t'embrasse fort !

Texana said...

How gorgeous. Looks delish!

Dolores said...

I think your pops turned out gorgeous... and that the bit of condensation adds to their photographic appeal. I love how you made what's perceived as a kid's treat with absolute adult appeal!

Jj said...

Your pops look wonderful - great pictures, too!

Heather said...

Cheesecake popsicles sound like the perfect serving size of cheesecake to me!

Jeanne said...

I remember this chalenge too ( not that I have ever attempted to do one! Love your pops :)

Kat said...

Now I want cheesecake

Sari said...

I love these tiny cheesecakes pops! So cute.

Ted said...

Leaving a comment for Haiti.

Anonymous said...

comment comment. thanks for the good work.

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