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Sunday, 27 April 2008

Cheesecake Pops – Daring Bakers April o8



Hosting this month’s event is Elle from Feeding My Enthusiasms and Deborah from Taste and Tell. Thank you Elle and Deborah for hosting D.B. this month.

They selected a fun recipe for the Daring Bakers of ‘Cheesecake Pops’, from a tempting little book called Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey by Jill O’Connor. They both explained that they wanted to pick something that each Daring Baker could put their own stamp onto. They both kindly gave a little leeway of adding flavouring to the cheesecake and the chocolate dipping could be of any kind of chocolate with the addition of sprinkles and ribbons if we so wished. The shapes of the cheesecake pops could be of any kind as long as they weighed 50g (2 oz) each. There are various techniques and stages being used in making these pops, making and baking a cheesecake in a bain-marie, forming the cheesecake into desired shapes, tempering chocolate and dipping chocolate and working with it before it freezes to add sprinkles on.



The challenge for me was finding little lollipop sticks and I ended up having to use plastic straws because the wooden lollipop sticks were way too large to use that I had brought. Not having little children anymore to eat my cheesecake pops I halved the whole recipe without any problems. How do halve an egg I hear you say for the cheesecake, I simply lightly whisked an egg into a cup and only used half. I made approximately 22 cheesecake pops in all with doing this.


The cheesecake mixture I made in my Kitchen Aid mixer and poured this into a deep enough metal baking tin and placed into a bain-marie to bake in the oven. The cheesecake itself is very creamy, light and defiantly delicious. It was then left to cool and wrapped overnight in cling film and placed into the fridge to work into 50g (2 oz) shapes the next day. I decided to keep the shapes round and placed my straws into the centre ready to freeze for a couple of hours before covering with the tempered chocolate and sprinkles. Once the chocolate was coating the cheesecake shapes I had to work quickly to add the sprinkles before the chocolate set to a hard crackle.

I truly enjoyed making my cheesecake pops and with using various techniques in each step it was fun, fun, fun!! If I am being honest on taste here, I am sure young children will adore them and find them fun to eat however, I really enjoyed the cheesecake element but adding the chocolate coating, I did find them quite sickly to eat after one bite.

44 comments:

Kelly-Jane said...

Well done Rosie, they are beautiful :)

Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

Yummmm...your cheesecake pops look great!!!

Deborah said...

Your pops are beautiful! And I agree with you - the cheesecake was delicious, but the chocolate overpowered it a bit. Great job on this month's challenge!

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Wow they don't look only delicious but also funny!
They really are perfect. You a real "daring baker" honey!
have a good sunday
Silvia

Pixie said...

Lovely little ribbons around the pops Rosie, job well done!

Bellini Valli said...

You executed the challenge beautifully Rosie. With your cake baking talents I new it would be a breeze for you:D

Nickki said...

Wow Rosie, they look yummy! My kids would love these. I wouldn't say no to one either! xx

glamah16 said...

Rosie you make it seem so effortless.:-)Beautiful work as always.

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a wonderful job on your challenge. Your pops turned out beautifully.

Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go

Bumblebutton said...

Very cute, and yes, very sweet!! Great job.

Kristen said...

Love the cheesecake pops! They look scrumptious. I loved eating the cheesecake by itself too.

farida said...

Rosie, your pops are cute:)) Wasn't it fun making them? I had a lot of fun, although mine look somewhat sloppy:))

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Rosie they are so cute...my kids would love them!

Gretchen Noelle said...

These are just adorable. I had to use straws as well! Great job!

Julia said...

They look so sweet Rosie! I did this one too - it's my first ever DB challenge!

Julia said...

They're so cute Rosie. I did this too - it's my first ever DB challenge!

Namratha said...

Perfectly done Rosie :)They look so pretty!

Gloria said...

Rosie, I like them a lot!!! so beauty!!! xxxGloria

Grace said...

do i spy a duck-shaped sprinkle? i see one that looks like a cat, and yet another that looks like a butterfly? either i'm imagining things (which is not unlikely) or you have the coolest sprinkles i've ever seen! :)

Uma said...

wow, those pops are mouth-watering, Rosie! Lovely.

Elle said...

Your pops are so pretty! Glad you enjoyed the challenge. The cheesecake is a nice onw and I was only able to eat one with the coating on...very rich, but good. Great job on the challenge!

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Very pretty indeed Rosie...love your sprinkles & the perfect look the pops have! BEAUTIFUL my dear XOXOXO!

maybelles mom said...

I agree these were a little sweet after a while. but i did love your birdie sprinkles.

Cakelaw said...

Very cute pops Rosie- my favourite is the one with the duckie sprinkles.

Emiline said...

Cute! I love the little drinking straws.

Lunch Buckets said...

Where on earth does everyone get those cute shaped sprinkles? I think I'm going to have to do some googling tonight!

Margaret said...

These cheesecake pops look really colourful. They look fun too - I love the sprinkles.

Maria said...

Rosie they look great, well done!

Maria
x

Rosie said...

Many, many thanks for all your lovely comments :) This was such a fun D.B. Challenge.

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Awe thanks Maria :)

Hugs Rosie x

Half Baked said...

Cute pops!! I argee with you the chocolate made them a little too sweet. But it was fun to make them:)

Rosie said...

Hi Half baked, they were such fun I agree to make :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Donna said...

You've been Very busy!! Beautiful!!hughugs

Rosie said...

Ahhhh thanks Donna you are such a sweetie hugshugs Rosie x

Katie B. said...

I love all of your different sprinkles! Lovely pops!

Rosie said...

Many thanks Katie :)

Best wishes Rosie x

KayKat said...

I'm the same, they were fun to make but just too rich and heavy!

But they sure were fun to make, weren't they?

Mehgan said...

Oh, your pops look to-die-for!

Kevin said...

Your pops look good! This was a fun and tasty challenge.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your pops look very pretty! Great job!

Cheers,

Rosa

Barbara said...

I agree the cheesecake was by itself very tasty but being a chocoholic, I loved it being covered in the stuff.

Your pops look beautiful!

Ruth Elkin said...

Your pops turned out really well! Love the different sprinkles you used.

I also used straws for mine.

Jerri said...

oh, how cute! i love these. well done, Rosie!

Rosie said...

Thank you everyone you are so kind :)

Best wishes Rosie x