This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Anne of AnneStrawberry. She chose Dorie’s Tall and Creamy Cheesecake which is located on pages 235-237 in Baking: From My Home to Yours. Right off the bat when I saw this recipe I knew that I was going to make a plan cheesecake with a raspberry sauce on top. My plans changed when Maria, DrFaulken’s mom, presented me with a container of Guava Paste and told me that her brother use to make great guava cheesecake.
So began the research on how much guava paste to add. I ended up searching all over the internet to find a recipe similar to Dorie’s so that the cheesecake would turn out okay. I was a little skeptical since I have never had a guava or really know what it tastes like. At first I was looking for a recipe that I could use all the paste in but then i realized that the container was 21 oz and that wasn’t going to happened. I finally found a recipe that was similar and decided to add approximately 12 oz of the paste to the cream cheese at the beginning of the recipe. I also add the juice of half of a lime since most of the online recipes had either a little bit of lemon or lime juice in them.
The cheesecake turned out fantastic and the taste was awesome. The only problem was cutting the damn thing. The cheesecake was so creamy when you tried to pull your knife out the whole insides of the cheesecake would be stuck to the knife. I also think my crust was a little thin so next time I am going to make a thicker crust for the cheesecake and actually freeze the cheesecake before I slice into it so that it makes pretty slices and not crazy deformed slices 🙂