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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