Making Wonderful Cheesecake Begins With Simple Cheesecake Toppings
Cheesecake is a popular dessert and it is also very versatile. Whether you like no bake or cooked varieties, sweet or savory ones, this dessert is delicious. There are hundreds of types of cheesecake; some of these are rather basic and others are more intricate.
Sometimes simple cheesecake recipes turn out to be the best ones. There is less chance of a recipe disaster if you are using a simple recipe and an easy topping for your cheesecake is quicker to add than a fiddly one.
Fruit is one of the most popular toppings and the sky is the limit with this option. What about making a cheesecake, which is topped with plump, juicy strawberries or vibrant orange mandarin segments? Sliced peaches would also be delicious and you can combine fruit with other ingredients, like jello, marshmallows, chocolate, caramel, or ice cream syrup.
You can either use one or two fruits or several different kinds. Arrange it haphazardly or in concentric rings around the cheesecake. Banana and mango would be nice on a tropical style cheesecake and you can add some toasted desiccated coconut to the cream cheese layer or sprinkle it over the top to add to the exotic effect.
Cheesecake with Jello
You can finish off a simple cheesecake recipe beautifully by adding a layer to jello to it. This ingredient adds color and a fruity flavor, gives the cheesecake a nice texture, and forms a seal on top, to stop the fruit or other toppings from sliding off.
You can either use jello as part of the topping or you can add dry jello powder to the cream cheese layer, to add taste and perhaps a hint of color. Whether you are making a cooked or no bake cheesecake, you will find that jello is a great ingredient to add to your recipe.
The Richest and Most Decadent Toppings
Some people enjoy quite plain cheesecakes. They might like to hold back on the sugar and even the toppings, savoring the tart flavor of the cheese layer, but what about people who love indulgent desserts? Topping ideas for them include chocolate, nuts, caramel, fruit combined with graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows, silky smooth praline, chocolate ganache, hot streusel and more.
What about making a four seasons style cheesecake? If you have tried a four seasons pizza you will know that each quarter has different toppings. You can do this with a baked or no bake cheesecake too, by decorating two diagonally opposite quarters with a chocolate caramel sauce and the other quarters with fresh fruit. Of course, it would be harder to decorate the dessert in this way using jello because it is runny, so if you want to use jello use it all over the cheesecake instead.
Cheesecake remains one of the simplest desserts you can make, regardless of your chosen recipe or toppings. You can even use a readymade crust to trim down the preparation time. The cream cheese layer is not difficult and you can choose from hundreds of different toppings and topping combinations to make a unique, creative, and truly mouthwatering cheesecake.
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