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I am sorry. I am sorry with every ounce of my being and then some. I am sorry that there are no words to describe how sorry I am. So please forgive me? You do? Great! Because I did not get any real good pictures of the cheesecake. GASP! I know. It is terrible. It is so terrible that I should just go and make another cheesecake to make up for it. I will get on that. Probably next week. Yes definitely next week. And maybe the week after that. And the week after that. Until I can play the role of Mrs.Claus because I am so full of cheesecake. Ah, that sounds heavenly.

And no longer scary. I have to admit that I was absolutely petrified of making a cheesecake. I was reading horror stories of cracked, dry, flat, liquidy, flavorless cheesecakes… everywhere. It sounded like it was just a dream or a gift given only to the best bakers in thee world. No one else was allowed to enter the Pearly Gates of Cheesecake and I felt like a fool to even try. But I had to try. I had to throw caution to the wind and make a cheesecake. How could I call myself a baker if I could not even make one of my favorite desserts of all time? So I did it. I found this wonderful, wonderful, fantastic, amazing blog with a whole FAQ that seemed to be dedicated to me and it is perfect for anyone else out there that is afraid to take the plunge. Just do it. Jump into this world of creamy cheese and graham cracker crumbs. It is a beautiful place to land. Promise.

And I did it. I made a cheesecake. I was terrified. I was hovering over the stove like a dotting mom. I was scared when the timer went off after 35 minutes and it was still white! There was no golden brown top. It was white. Oh no. What was going on? Ok. Give it time. Another 5 minutes. Yeah. That should do it. But another 5 minutes went by and no change! Ok, ok. Maybe it was the water bath, it was just making things a little wonky. 10 minutes. That should do it. But it didn’t.

It was the scariest moment of my life. Yes, that is an exaggeration but it was pretty close to making the top 10 list. I was so afraid that this additional time was going to make it dry. I was so afraid that if I stopped then and there it was going to be liquidy. I was torn between perfection and giving up. But I kept going.

The total time for the cheesecake here in in-land Maine… was an 1 hour and 10 minutes. That is 35 minutes more than the time it said.

But I am glad I kept at it. Because it was the best tasting cheesecake I ever had. It was fine plain. It was even more fine with the homemade blueberry syrup. Or Strawberry Syrup. Or homemade whipped cream. It was so fine that I didn’t get any pictures of it because it was eaten up so quickly. And no one complained.

It was one of the happiest moments of my life. And it can be yours too. Go to Our Best Bites and worship them. Thank them for being alive. Thank them for taking their time to answer all the questions you could possibly have about cheesecake. And then you too can enjoy this amazing delicious creation…

The only one that made it into picture

Oh, and enjoy this cat in the box (yunno to make up for the lack of pictures…)

Mommy got this box just for me...I got business cards. Kitties got boxes to play in. It is a wonderful world. See, you can’t be mad now can you?


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