I've made cheesecake before but felt compelled to make this particular one for purely superficial reasons. I just loved how it looked in the picture. The recipe comes from The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook. The red raspberries were such a beautiful complement to the verdantly green pistachios. Plus, pistachios are one of favorite nuts so that pretty much sealed the deal.
Most cheesecakes are baked in a removable bottom pan - not this one. Instead you use a regular cake pan so no need for aluminum foil and possibly leakage. I admit I was a bit skeptical about how "easy" the baked cake would release from the pan but I followed the instructions and didn't have any issues. Thank goodness!
I want to wish one of my dearest friends (and mother to my goddaughter) a very Happy Birthday! Gratulerer med dagen Gullet!!!