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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Irish Cream Cheesecake

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  ...well, one day late.

And I know I haven't been updating as frequently as usual but I have good excuses! I promise! There has been a lot going on around here. First of all, Chris and I got married on March 4th!!!  

See, I said I had a good excuse!

And then we took a week long honeymoon in Mexico (Playa del Carmen)...

Sunrise over the ocean!

Chichen Itza

Cenote for swimming

So yeah... very busy.

But now that St. Patty's (or Paddy's) day has come and gone, I'd like to share this recipe that I made for a party yesterday. It was a big hit, not too difficult to make, and I think you'll enjoy it as well!

Irish Cream Cheesecake

1 1/2 cup (or more) of crushed oreos
2 Tbs butter, melted
4 packages (32 oz. total) of cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
3 Tbs flour
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. Irish Liquor
4 eggs

First preheat the oven to 325 and mix the butter with the crushed oreo cookies. Pat them into the bottom of a spring-form pan. I recommend you put parchment paper on the bottom so that its easy to remove the cake at the end. Bake for 10 minues.

 Next, beat the sugar and the cream cheese together until well blended. Add the sour cream and liquor, mixing well. Add the eggs, one at a time, on low, until just blended. Pour the mix over the crust. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes, or until the center is almost set (should look a little wobbly). Cool and remove the rim. Refrigerate afterwards.

As you can see, the top of my cake cracked. I think next time I'm going to try baking it in a water bath. To do that, put the cheesecake pan in a larger dish. Place it in the oven and add an inch or two of hot water. This allows the eggs to cook more evenly, and hopefully your cake wont crack. No big deal either way. It tastes the same (which is what matters).

Afterwards, you can use a stencil and colored sugar to make shamrocks on the top. Just do this shortly before serving otherwise the moisture in the cheesecake will cause the sugar to melt and it won't look as nice.

I hope you had a great St. Patty's day!

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