"DOMO ARIGATO" to pepsakoy .
i fell upon her recipe while searching for and interesting cheesecake. and, i might add, this is an interesting cheesecake. it's not really a cheesecake at all. it has hardly any cream cheese (125g. - approx 1/3 c.?). the recipe sounded kind of involved and i'm not a master when it comes to folding in eggwhites and bain marie's let alone anything with the word "souffle" in it...so i thought i would challenge myself to this one. pepsakoy's recipe explains every step so i decided to jump in yesterday.
this cake is actually quite a bit easier than i thought, just sounds like alot of trouble. there are a few other recipes out there like this one at Dianna's Desserts .
i think i might just try this one next time just to see if it does have more volume.
i am pleased to say my little challenge was fun. mostly because i always feel i succeed if my end result looks like the recipe (photo of full cake is what most others look like)
WELL.....i thought this little plain looking cake needed something. don't get me wrong...it's a beautiful thing, and it was even better the next morning, but for a full-on dessert it needs something. i chose to make a light orange glaze (more like a sauce, it turns out).
my glaze was...
1/2 c powdered sugar
1/8 c. melted butter
1 T. lemon juice
scant 2 T orange juice
about 2 T. orange zest
i let that sit for a bit too long so i popped it in the microwave for about 15 sec.
i think this totaly intensified the orange flavor...and color
i must say...the glaze changed the whole cake..
made it asbsolutely fabulous.
now, as you can see, it looks like a fancy dessert to go along with it's fancy name...