For our 10th anniversary, two days after Christmas, I made a banana rum cheesecake. The recipe is courtesy of my friend Ophelia. You can find it on her blog, where she so graciously shares so many of her wonderful recipes.
The cheesecake was scrumptiously rich, with delightful chunks of bananas and laced with rum. I love anything banana; banana cake, banana muffins, banana chips, banana cereal... you get the drift. Not only was it loaded with banana, but it was topped with a chocolate ganache as well! My kind of heaven... *sigh*
You can find her recipe here, on her blog, where she provides in-depth instruction which is very helpful. The only changes I made was to soak the raisins in the rum first and I left the prepared crust in the freezer for about 15 minutes before topping with the cheese mixture (I didn't have enough time to leave it overnight). I also used walnuts instead of pecans, because they're so hard to find here.
A banana rum cheesecake will no doubt be more exotic and less popular than the usual safe choices like New York cheesecake, or chocolate cheesecake. But for those who like it, they will really love it! I had a guest who was so amazed by it that she asked me if she could order one!
So what are you waiting for? Get the recipe and have a go at it!
I absolutely love food and I adore all things beautiful! So what else could possibly surpass gorgeously decorated cakes, cookies, pastries and such? They're beautiful, and even better, they're edible! Therefore, I have decided to teach myself baking and cake decorating and I shall document my attempts on this, my humble blog. Wish me luck!