Saturday, January 5, 2008

Caramel Toffee Cheesecake



To be completely honest, I have yet to have ever made a cheesecake. Cheesecake is a very rich dessert and I don't have it very often, but, when I do have it, when I bite in to that creamy, decadent texture that cheesecake has; I'm in heaven. I don't even know if words can necessarily describe just how delicious a cheesecake is.

I remember the first cheesecake I ever had was a Caramel Cheesecake. I believe I was at the Cheesecake Factory when I had it and I was about 8 years old. I think they may have put a bit to much sugar because I was jumping off the way after I had and was a bit wee hyper. My parents weren't to happy with how hyper I became. But, I do remember that it was so, so, so, sooo good though.

So, remember how delicious the Caramel Cheesecake was, I wanted to make something like that. But, instead, I added toffee chips, which I found was a great addition to the cheesecake. And in the end, my first cheesecake came out so, so good. Better than the Cheesecake Factory's I must say. Though, I think anything homemade is always better than one that you eat out from.




Recipe

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted

2 lbs. cream cheese
2 cups sugar
2 tbsp. flour
4 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup toffee pieces

1 cup sugar
6 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream



Cheesecake


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. For the crust, combine the graham cracker crumbs, 2 tbsp. of sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 10 inch spring form pan. Bake crust for 10 minutes and set aside.

3. For the filling, mix the cream cheese and sugar with a paddle attachment on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Add in the flour on low speed. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides and the bottom after each egg. Add the egg yolks and vanilla. Fold in toffee pieces.

4. Pour the filling into the prepared pan. Wrap aluminum foil around the outside of the pan and bake in a water batch for approximately 1 1/2 hours. A knife inserted should come out clean when cake is done. Chill cake overnight and then top when caramel sauce.



Caramel Sauce

1. Heat sugar on high heat in a heavy-bottomed 2 quart sauce pan. As the sugar begins to melt, stir constantly with a whisk. As soon as the sugar crystals begin to melt (should be dark amber in color), immediately add the butter to the pan. Continue to whisk until butter has melted.

2. Once the butter has melted, take the pan off the heat. Count to three, then add the cream to the pan and continue to whisk to incorporate. Whisk until caramel sauce is smooth. Let cool in pan for a few minutes

23 comments:

GingerbreadGirl03 said...

Yummy!The look is great!
It make me feel hungry.

Ginger ~♥

Megan said...

Oh My!!!
I really wish I had a piece of that! Excellant job.

JEP said...

Cheesecake is my all time favorite dessert & yours looks delicious!

VeggieGirl said...

Tarah, that cheesecake of yours is positively breathtaking - so stunningly gorgeous!! the caramel-toffee flavor combination is quite lovely!!

Alysha said...

Tarah - Found your blog after seeing your comment on mine and OMG! I'm trying to lose weight, so I might have to avoid your blog ;) - think I'm drooling. Fantastic photos and yummy eats!

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Deborah said...

Gorgeous!!

Maria said...

I baked your cheesecake at the weekend and it was absolutely gorgeous!!! Many thanks for sharing the recipe. It is up on my blog you would like to take a peek ;o)

Maria
x

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Hayley said...

I just wanted to let you know that I made this cheesecake for my best friend's birthday the other night, and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved it, and I made it exactly how you instructed. Thanks so much!

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