Back on track...I hope! :) We were allowed to switch up the weeks this month but I happened to make this and post it on the week it was supposed to be on. That is a feat in and of itself lately! Thank you to Anne from Anne Strawberry for picking out this delicious recipe. Go check out her peppermint bark cheesecake. You can also find the recipe on her site or you can buy the book, Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. Next weeks recipe was chosen by the author herself!
My husband is not a fan of cheesecake so I knew if I made this it would have to go somewhere else. Our friends Dana and Jeromy invited us over for Christmas dinner and I knew that would be an opportune time to try it out. This was my very first experience with a water bath and I must say it was much easier than I expected.
I never can just leave well enough alone and have to play around with the recipe a bit. I melted some semisweet and bittersweet chocolate and added it in. Plus I put a layer of Heath toffee bits on top of the graham cracker crust. Oh yeah, and I used cinnamon graham crackers since that is what I had in the house.
I did not have a hair dryer to warm the sides of the pan so it came out a little bit ugly but it tasted good!! Sorry about the lousy pictures. One of these days maybe I will learn to cut and take pictures in the daylight so that they come out better. Tastespotting here I come!
My kiddos LOVED this. That surprised me since my daughter is a lot like my husband in the cheesecake department. But, I let her "be my taster" so she really liked it. She even asked me this morning to leave a slice for her and little brother to share later today. I brought the rest in to work to share the love. So far a couple of people have tasted it and I am getting favorable results. Yeah! :) This was not a difficult recipe and I will definitely make it again!