Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Italian Ricotta Cheesecake that failed!
I had wanted to bake Kaz a ricotta cheesecake for her farewell but didnt because she was on a fast and couldnt have any cakes. I bought the ricotta cheese anyways, just in case I needed to bake some. That was slightly more than a week ago. I finally baked it yesterday using a recipe I found on Not Quite Nigella's blog.
Unfortunately, the cake didnt turn out right. I think it was because I bought cheap ingredients (home brand low fat cream cheese and cream instead of the full fat creamy stuff) and also because I didnt mix the cheeses until it was uber smooth.Or maybe it was punishment for not making my own pastry and the fact it didnt even look at a ricotta cheesecake!! :(
Here's the problem:
If you look closely at the photo, you will see that the cheesecake filling is not smooth. The cheesecake texture is crumbly and somewhat like scrambled eggs. However, the flavour is nice and it tastes fine. It's not very sweet, just right.
I really need to make this cake again. It's hard to accept when I made something that didnt work. I think it's my hurt ego! hahaha
I shall keep you updated with my next successful ricotta cheesecake :) Stay tuned!