I always admire the young and talented, especially if they also bake very well because I am such a klutz when it comes to baking. Hannah of Honey & Jam is the uber talented 19 years old from Georgia and a star in baking, food photography, blogging, and writing. Honey & Jam is one of those blogs that I just want to linger all day—a welcoming design with luscious and vivid photography, and I feel like I could smell the sweet aroma of her baked goods whenever I visit her site. She is truly gifted. Honey & Jam bakes us some vanilla cheesecake today. Please welcome Hannah of Honey & Jam to Rasa Malaysia. Now, let’s dig in to those cheesecakes!
Hi Rasa Malaysia readers! I come to you today with one of my very favorite desserts, cheesecake. It’s one of those desserts that connected with so many memories for me, like the years when my little brother was totally obsessed with it, he had to have it every time we went out to eat, and usually ended up licking the plate when he finished! It’s also the dessert I bake every year for my dad’s birthday. It’s delicious, rich and creamy, and pretty easy!
This is the most basic cheesecake recipe you can work with, but with a couple of touches that kick it up a bit. Firstly, start with really good ingredients, especially the cream cheese. That’s the only way you’re going to get a really fabulous cheesecake. Also, considering making your own graham crackers! It sounds like a lot of work, but it’s totally worth it. I made my own for the first time for this recipe, and it really added a lot of great flavor…
What’s great about cheesecake is you can top it with pretty much anything, fresh fruit, caramel, chocolate shavings, or my favorite, jam. I topped one a traditional cherry and the other with scrumptious orange-elderflower marmalade. Have fun with it!