A Taste of White, SHF #31

I didn’t learn about this month’s Sugar High Friday until last Thursday and was afraid I was going to have to give it a miss altogether b/c I have several things I want to make in the coming week and I wasn’t sure I could squeeze one more thing into the schedule. But . . . it’s Sugar High Friday . . . and I waaaant to. Tara of Seven Spoons is hosting this round with the theme of Neutral Territory, tasting the many shades of white. I’m not much of a fan of white, preferring chocolate myself, and I kept thinking of coconut but I have other coconut ideas bouncing around in my head and didn’t want to do that just yet so I looked in the fridge and here I had a block of cream cheese that needed a purpose . . . hmm, how about a personal sized cheesecake, just for the Husband??

It was a block of fat free cream cheese and I considered adding more egg and a little cornstarch but opted instead to melt a few white chocolate chips with whipping cream and add that with the caster sugar and egg. Still a little dull for me, so I added a little almond extract. I made a graham cracker crust for my mini-springform pan then filled it with the cream cheese-white chocolate-almond concoction and baked it until it looked done and spread a layer of room-temp reduced-fat sour cream on top. I garnished it with sliced almonds and, unable to bear the starkness, added the Husband’s favorite fruit to the top, a sliced strawberry.

White Chocolate Almond Cheesecake:

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6 Responses

  1. I’m so glad you got around to making this for SHF – it looks stunning and tastes even better I am sure!

  2. Thanks, Freya! I got a nibble of it last night and I was pleased with the result. The Husband seems to have liked it, and that’s what really counts, since it was for him! ;-)

  3. I’ve been craving cheesecake lately, you’re not helping!

  4. *unrepentant giggle* So sorry, Brilynn! But I’m not the one making my own bacon and blogging about it or any number of your other yummy creations! ;-)

    I know your motto is ‘Go big or go home’ but sometimes a little springform pan is a nice thing — then you don’t have a 10-inch cheesecake to consume at the end!

  5. How lucky the Husband is! I also like your additions to add some body and flavour to a fat-free cream cheese … sinful but without the guilt! Thank you so much for taking the time to be a part of this month’s SHF.

  6. Tara — thanks for hosting. You did such a stylish job with the presentation — I loved the ‘paint samples’ look!

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