Monday, January 23, 2017

C is for Cheese Cake

ABC Wednesday
January 25th, 2017
The letter is C, for Cheese Cake

Ginger Pear Cheese Cake

I have made this cheese cake, and it is delicious

but then I am a great lover of ginger!

If you are too, here is the recipe.....

You will need 

one and a quarter cups of crushed ginger cookies
A quarter cup of butter, melted
one can of pear halves, patted dry
three packages of cream cheese, softened
(250 g each)
three eggs
three quarters of a cup of sliced almonds, toasted.

Mix the cookie crumbs and the butter and press them into the bottom
of a springform pan

Arrange the pear halves over the crust

Beat the cream cheese and the sugar until well blended,
add the eggs, one at a time
mixing on low speed after each addition

Bake forty-five to fifty minutes in a 350 degree oven
(until the centre is almost set)
Run a knife around the rim of the pan to loosen the cake
then cool it completely.

Refrigerate the cake
and before you serve it
sprinkle it with almonds!

an aside.....

Those of you who go back a ways into the last century

might remember that pin-up girls
(ever popular with young men of that era)
were known as "cheesecake" in the slang vernacular.

Probably the most famous of all was the actress, Betty Grable
who was said to have the most beautiful legs in the world.


This was as far as I ever got in the world of "cheesecake"


More Cs here at ABC Wednesday

Many thanks to those who maintain
this great meme, and to
Melody who has offered
to continue it.

8 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Looks and sounds delicious (that goes for the cheesecake and for Betty Grable too).

Leslie: said...

Well, I don't think I was ever close to being "cheesecake" but I know I love the taste of all varieties. This looks and sounds delicious!

Leslie
abcw team

Photo Cache said...

I love love love cheesecake.

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Melody Steenkamp said...

oh my that looks delicious.... would like a bite ;-)

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Roger Owen Green said...

delicious cheesecake
you're cute too!
ROG, ABCW

Dina said...

Hi Hildred, thanks for reminding me of the old slang word "cheesecake." I went off to read about it and found that here used to be a male equivalent: beefcake! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I do remember the other meaning of the word and had to laugh when I realized that you're absolutely right, nobody under 'a certain age' would know that. The recipe sounds more than wonderful....

Liz Hinds said...

Cheesecake, mm. I don't remember pin-ups being called cheesecake though.