|Image Via Martha Stewart|
It was my first cheesecake and experience with a springform pan. The process was a little more involved than I'm used to, but I got rave reviews. And if I do say so myself, it turned out pretty darn good. Be sure to eat SMALL slices, because this is one rich dessert. Here's mine (as always, not as pretty as Martha's):
I didn't take pictures of the process because I was so busy trying to get everything right, I didn't want to take any focus away and ruin dessert. I added the strawberries to cut through the richness of all that chocolate. Next time, raspberries! I didn't find any chocolate wafer cookies, so I substituted chocolate graham crackers for the crust. It turned out fine. I also made the filling with a hand mixer instead of a food processor.
|I enjoy the two dogs waiting patiently for me to drop them a little morsel. It was actually the strawberries they wanted most. You can see the yummy crust in this picture.|