My Friday Food Flop for today: Fluffy Cheesecake…NOT
My Mom gave me a great recipe for this cheesecake she made that came out so light and high and fluffy, but it called for “whipped topping” — yuck. I knew that using real whipped cream wouldn't give the same results, because it doesn't stay fluffy for long. So I did the only thing I could think of: I asked on Facebook. I posted there, didn't hear anything, and posted again. Still nothing. I was shocked, because normally I get loads of great tips from all of you after posting. (Later I found all sorts of helpful comments on both the first and the second post, so who knows how I screwed that up and missed them.)
I just figured no one knew the answer, so I went back through all of the comments on my How to make real whipped cream post, and someone suggested making your whipped cream hold its shape for recipes better by adding a little gelatin mixed in water. So that's what I tried. As you can see, that flopped. Of course I never learn NOT to try out new recipes on friends, so others had to deal with my flop, too. At least it still tasted good.
I'll show you the recipe I used, and maybe you can tell me how I could make it work next time…
- 2-8 ounce cream cheese softened (I like this cream cheese)
- 1.5 cups coconut sugar
- 2 cups sour cream (I like this pastured sour cream)
- 4 egg yolks (OK, so that wasn't in Mom's recipe, but I wanted some extra nutrition in there.)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix everything together well.
For the whipped cream, follow the directions at this post: How to make real whipped cream. Then combine 1 tsp. gelatin with 4 tsp. water in a pan on the stove and heat just 'til it dissolves. Stir it gently into the whipped cream.
Fold the whipped cream into the cheese mixture.
Pour into a graham cracker crust:
- 20 organic graham crackers
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1.5 sticks of butter (3/4 cup)
Press into your serving pan, I used a 9×13 glass baking dish.
Let chill for at least 4 hours, or in this case, maybe 4 days would've been better to get it to set up. Serve with fresh fruit on top.
Any ideas? (Help!) Do you think some of the Facebook suggestions from the links above might work?
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- I don’t post a food flop every Friday, but now and then I’ll share my latest kitchen bummers, because I certainly have plenty.