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why you should make your own cheesecake!

cheesecake is so yummy and delicious, and people have a preconception that cheesecake is very difficult to make. take those preconceptions and toss them straight out the window!

i make a cheesecake for easter every year, and every year i am always amazed at how easy it really it.

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seven ingredients. the hardest thing you have to do is crush up some graham crackers for the crust.

the post mixing can be a bit unorthodox if you’re just used to pouring something in a pan and shoving it in the oven. you need to give the cake a water bath. so i place my cheesecake pan in a large piece of foil, then place that in my roaster pan. boil some water and fill the roaster til the water’s halfway up the side of the cheesecake pan.

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why the sudden infatuation with cheesecake? well, easter’s coming up, but also i’m baking one for a competition at work, which is styled like iron chef. we got pretzels, choco chips, and bacon to incorporate into a baked good. 

i used the pretzels for the crust, melted the chocolate chips for a ganache topping, and the bacon will be used for a garnish. here’s hoping for the win!

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