Sunday, November 18, 2007

Nog Cheezecake

***UPDATE- MAKE THIS THE DAY BEFORE YOU PLAN ON EATING IT. IT TASTES EVEN BETTER THE LONGER IT SITS!***

Ever since I heard about the 2007 Holiday Bake-Off at Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe I have been racking my brain as to what I would make. I knew I wanted to try something new, which is brave and bold for a bake-off. I felt a craving of eggnog come over me. Then I remembered my Dad making a Pumpkin Cheesecake, so I decided to start searching for and practicing a vegan holiday cheezecake. Today I made a Vegan Eggnog Cheesecake I found on the Fatfree Vegan Kitchen blog. I followed this recipe exactly this time, just to see what the taste and texture would be like. It rocked, if you are an eggnog fan like I am. Since one of the rules in the bake-off is that if a recipe from another person's cookbook (and I assume also someone's blog) is used, it cannot be an exact copy of the recipe. So, I think I am going to try to incorporate pumpkin in my cheezecake, use brown sugar instead of regular sugar (not bleached!) and use Disaronno Amaretto, which is apparently suitable for vegans. OR maybe I'll just use the Disaronno and add cinnamon in addition to the nutmeg. Who knows . . . I'll come up with something tasty though.
I cannot wait to make a few changes to see if I can win one of the categories in the bake-off! If it doesn't work out, at least I found an awesome vegan cheezecake recipe.
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18 comments:

SusanV said...

Hi, I'm glad you liked the recipe! This is such a coincidence because I'm planning on adapting it to make a pumpkin cheesecake, too! I'm glad to see that someone else had that thought because I've been wondering how it will come out. Yours sounds like a real winner. Good luck!

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

This looks so good! Did you use a springform pan or a pie pan? I'd love to attempt it for Thanksgiving!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

Thanks Susan V! I hope it all works out. It won't be a traditional eggnog flavor, but a new spin on it.

Tofu Mom- I actually found a premade graham cracker crust that was accidently vegan (no HONEY!!!) so, it was just a regular ol' pie tin. I think for the bake-off though, I'm going to make my own crust (in fact, I think I HAVE to). I have a springform pan, but I think I will still use a regular pie tin.

Vivacious Vegan said...

Your changes sound like they'd be really delicious. I can't wait to hear all about the contest!

I made a cheesecake not too long ago and used a nut crust for it. Don't go that route. It really detracted from the cheesecake itself. There's a reason why graham cracker crusts are the most popular for cheesecakes.

VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness Lori this cheezecake looks fabulous!! I'm sure you WILL win that contest with this!! :0D

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

Vivacious Vegan- thanks for the tip about the nut crust. i thought about using one but now, maybe not!

VeggieGirl- Thanks!

Pink Theory said...

yum, that looks and sounds delicious. I'm tempted to enter the bake off but time to come up with something good could be a problem...but either way I will probably be there to try all the good vegan eats, so good luck with finding the right recipe to submit and perhaps I'll get to try it in person instead of drooling over the screen! :-)

Leigh said...

yay!! I'm so excited! I know whatever you decide on will be a hit.

Vegan_Noodle said...

I like the idea of adding pumpkin... I'm not a fan of soy nog so maybe this would help us soynog-haters love this cheesecake! Best of luck with the contest, sounds like fun!!

Ashasarala said...

That sounds so good, even better with your changes/additions. I'm sure you'll win something. Good luck!

Sam said...

That looks so good! I was planning on making a pumpkin cheezecake for Thanksgiving, but I may be changing my mind now...

RADIANTFIRE said...

this sounds delicious!

selina said...

i am a huge fan of egg nog & cheesecake!! An the pumpkin version sounds awesome as well. Can't wait to hear how it turns out.

Veganista said...

YUM! I really want to try making vegan cheesecake. And an eggnog flavoured one? Sounds perfect for Christmas.

VegMomma said...

Oh, fancy-pants!

Cakespy said...

This looks awesome, even to a non vegan. Actually maybe even better. I agree, recipes with that custardy consistency taste so much nicer the next day too!

Kate said...

Yum yum, can't wait to see how the date-off goes! Good luck!

bazu said...

Oh god, I have to make this!