To think that anyone who doesn't like cheese cake has dysfunctional taste buds?

(50 Posts)
GiraffesAndDucksSayQuack Thu 17-Sep-09 22:42:49

It's just so lovely. Just in from work and having some raspberry cheese cake grin delicious.

dilemma456 Thu 17-Sep-09 22:46:14

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HerBeatitude Thu 17-Sep-09 22:47:15

It depends.

If it's dodgy Sara Lee defrosted cheese cake, YABU.

If it's a damn fine proper German type Kasekuchen, YANBU.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Thu 17-Sep-09 22:47:56


It's not natural to not like cheesecake.

DS doesn't like custard. I'm thinking of taking him to the doctor.

dilemma456 Thu 17-Sep-09 22:48:59

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yabu if you're talking about fridge cheesecake but yanbu at all if you're talking about baked.

BooBooChicken Thu 17-Sep-09 22:49:42

cheese? cake? grin

Hassled Thu 17-Sep-09 22:51:56

YANBU. I have never eaten an unpleasant cheesecake. I don't care if it's Iceland shite or some baked vanilla thing - still bloody marvellous.

IrishDraught Thu 17-Sep-09 22:52:18

YANBU. I only recently found out it was made from cheese though blush but still didn't put me off!

draggedthrooabush Thu 17-Sep-09 23:05:40

grin lol Hassled I'm definately with you. Could eat any kind of cheesecake.

One of my close girlfriends had a group of 7 nursery mums and kids round for lunch last week and confessed during the mums coffee and gossip that she had once eaten a whole vanilla cheesecake to herself. There was a stunned silence and lots of "No ways!" Wished I'd been there to join in with the I could have done thats. She said they made her feel like 'a greedy dug!!!'

Moral of the story - only confess your greedy girl stories to close girl friends or be made to feel like a lepar in your ownhome.

Hando Thu 17-Sep-09 23:08:23

I am a self confessed cheese cake snob!

I love proper cheesecake but not the crap imitation stuff. Frozen cheesecake is vile! Cheap own brand cheesecake has also tuned out to be vile.

The nicest one out of normal supermarkets (asda, tesco, sainsburys etc) that I have found is the New York style Taste the Difference plain or Raspberry swirl one! YUMMY! It's unbelievably delicious! I can happily eat the whole thing and have to force myself to stop blush

Hando Thu 17-Sep-09 23:09:11

X posted with draggedthrooabush! grin

Bleatblurt Thu 17-Sep-09 23:10:06

I've never had cheesecake. shock

sheepgomeep Thu 17-Sep-09 23:13:35

I love cheese cake mmmmmmmmm

I cannot stand egg custard though, I actually heave at the thought of it and its not just because I'm pg

There is just something so wrong about it

hanaboo Thu 17-Sep-09 23:17:45

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeww cheese cake...
its a cake with cheese... what is right with that?
each to their own though

1dilemma Thu 17-Sep-09 23:20:53

love it

there are cheesecake cafe's in the States grin

hatwoman Thu 17-Sep-09 23:23:40

ooooh if you like cheesecake can I recommend this? fantastic, incredibly easy, goes down a treat with guests. though I would say you need more base than in that recipe and that the base needs a bit more butter in it.

1dilemma Thu 17-Sep-09 23:40:12

mmmm look lovely

HigherThanAWombat Thu 17-Sep-09 23:54:38

I love baked cheese cake but I can't eat the base if it's made from digestives.I have to leave that part. Still it's the topping that really matters.

Elemental Thu 17-Sep-09 23:59:57

I made a raspberry cheesecake brownie cake from the Hummingbird Bakery's book for DH's birthday party last month. It went down verrry well, and was luckily so huge we had loads to freeze so we were eating it for weeks. Mmmmmmmm.

HigherThanAWombat Fri 18-Sep-09 00:20:44

That sounds incredible. I think I'll have to buy that book.

MitchyInge Fri 18-Sep-09 00:24:03

I only clicked on this thread because I feel hungry

it hasn't really helped

can you make cheesecake out of chickpeas, eggs, palm hearts and that bit of slightly crusty mayonnaise on the fridge shelf?

There's one of these in my local shopping mall. Dozens of cheesecakes, with flavours like Toblerone, white chocolate raspberry and banana cream.

Also about 1600 calories per slice, but you can always fast for the rest of the day.. right? Right?

thumbwitch Fri 18-Sep-09 00:29:56

Yes YABU. Although I love it, it isn't to everyone's taste because it is too thick, or they don't like dairy etc etc.

Now if you'd said chocolate, I would have completely agreed with you!grin

Jacksmama Fri 18-Sep-09 00:36:25

I made THE BEST Red, White and Blue Cheesecake for my friend's birthday on July 4th... YUM!!!

Now I want some angry.

muggglewump Fri 18-Sep-09 00:36:37

YANBU when it comes to good cheesecake. I don't even have a sweet tooth but I love it.

However, I was in a restaurant the other week and made the mistake of ordering a slice of butterscotch cheesecake for DD and I to share.

It was kinda like sour butterscotch jelly on an inch thick stale digestive base.
Even DD wouldn't eat it, and that means it was really, really bad. Hell I sometimes think that DD would eat shit if you put sugar on it. (I have not tested this theory)

I make a fantastic white chocolate cheesecake. It's a Simon Rimmer recipe and very rich but lovely. I do an uncooked cheesecake too, that I serve plain with fresh fruit and a sauce made from the same fruit. Some would say coulis but I won't as it's poncey and annoying to call fruit sauce that.

muggglewump Fri 18-Sep-09 00:42:47

Someone I know of isn't as keen on the base as she is on the top, so sometimes buys the Tesco finest cheesecake, the one to serve 4, scoops the top off, into a bowl for herself and gives her DD the base, pretending that's the whole dessert.

A tad mean I think. grin

thumbwitch Fri 18-Sep-09 00:45:36

but quite funny, mugggle. You could always call your sauce a "jus" - although I think that's probably even more poncey than a coulis, no? grin

SomeGuy Fri 18-Sep-09 00:45:58

I don't have dysfunctional tastebuds. I will eat most things.

But I don't like cheesecake. If I do eat it, it would have to be a really nice one (and even then I could happily miss out), not some defrosted Sara Lee monstrosity.

Cheese - now that's a different story.

HigherThanAWombat Fri 18-Sep-09 00:49:43

Chocolate cheesecake is awful though. White chocolate is fine but not milk or dark chocolate.

muggglewump Fri 18-Sep-09 00:50:47

jus is just chef speak for over wet gravy surely?
I'm not sure gravy goes with cheesecake.grin

Do feel free to try it and report back. <boak>

thumbwitch Fri 18-Sep-09 00:55:36

I thought you could have fruit "jus" as well - I thought they used it for any pouring liquid adjunct, not just gravy. However, I could well be wrong! No plans to try gravy and cheesecake, that is a truly disgusting thought!grin

muggglewump Fri 18-Sep-09 01:06:45

Now you have got me stumped.
I don't know about fruit jus. I just thought it was poncey chefs on the telly with the pan juices calling it jus, rather than saying they couldn't be arsed to make gravy!

Don't they call it coulis when they are being poncey with fruit sauce?

And then they'll ponce around for three hours with the jus and after all that will put three drops on the plate.

What's the point of that?

I want bisto sauce, and three drops just aren't cutting it.

I'm like an old woman who would have a fit if my crumble didn't come with custard!

thumbwitch Fri 18-Sep-09 01:12:00

or if you're custard was just a dirty smear on the plate - I can't be doing with that sort of poncetastic way of serving things either!

Will check on the jus thing..

here you go... it would appear that you are more correct than me, it is more commonly used among poncey chefs for a light gravy, rather than fruits (even though it is French for juice and could easily be used for the fruit juices as well)

muggglewump Fri 18-Sep-09 01:32:05

lol @ you trying to rescue your use of the word!

All I know is that it's poncey, therefore has no place in the Mugggle home.
Watery gravy is not accepted here. You need something that pools in the yorkshire puds, and custard made from Birds custard powder.
I once made real custard with eggs and stuff and it was all wrong. Birds is the only right custard.

I brought home some apples today, from a tree, as in I picked them.
I asked at my work if I was allowed. They looked at me weirdly, I don't think anyone's asked before to pick the apples in the garden but they said it was OK, so I have Coxes Orange Pippins, 15 of and though they are not great for crumble, as they collapse, I'm going to make one on Sunday after a traditional roast beef dinner.

Ooh I can't wait, and there will be no jus, but thick gravy made from meat juices with flavouring.

HigherThanAWombat Fri 18-Sep-09 01:32:53

I'm not a food snob but home made custard is much nicer than Birds.

muggglewump Fri 18-Sep-09 01:35:45

Whoever smeared custard on a plate should be shot.

Custard is not a poncey smearing food, it's a delicious substance that needs to be poured over suited foods with gay abandon. grin

thumbwitch Fri 18-Sep-09 01:41:53

I'm with you on that mugggle - custard and gravy should be thick enough to stick to the utensils and poured on lavishly. Yum.
good on you for rescuing the apples and putting them to good use! I have never cooked with Cox's, always eaten them raw - didn't know they collapsed.
Have a lovely crumble with lots of thick Bird's custard after your equally lovely roast with thick Bisto gravy (God I miss bisto here in Australia...)

SomeGuy Fri 18-Sep-09 02:45:19

I thought jus was more of a gravy reduction, a stronger flavour than gravy. The opposite of watery gravy.

spinspinsugar Fri 18-Sep-09 04:49:45

yanbu, they are nutters obviously grin

proper lime cheesecake mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

hatwoman Fri 18-Sep-09 09:48:11

I was spilled some blackcurrent jus and reached for what I thought was a cloth belonging to the holiday home we were staying in to wipe it up. It turned out to be my friend's white shorts.

But (and I bet none of you knew this would be possible) I ran for the vanish, put them straight in the washing machine and they came out perfect.

I've obviously got deviant taste buds. I don't like puddings in general, not keen on chocolate, dislike cheesecake but love love love love cheese and olives.

ChilloHippi Fri 18-Sep-09 12:16:42


Bathsheba Fri 18-Sep-09 12:37:49

I like cheesecake but I ONLY like fruit flavoured cheesecake -I can;t stand it when it gets all "chocolate", or "toffee"....too cloying...

I only order it if its fruit..

BonsoirAnna Fri 18-Sep-09 12:39:20

There is cheesecake and cheesecake though!

I love a not-too-sweet, not-too-rich, lemony baked cheesecake. But please, not a mousse mascarading as a cheesecake because it has some crushed digestives stuck on its bottom!

glasgowlass Fri 18-Sep-09 12:40:24

MMMMMM cheesecake!

Think a trip to Tesco in order now! Finest Raspberry swirl shall be all mine!

The only time i near boaked at the thought of cheesecake was the other week, on Come Dine With Me, some bloke made a Mars bar cheesecake! My teeth hurt at the mere thought!recipe here

warthog Fri 18-Sep-09 12:41:25

yuck. disgusting stuff.

thedolly Fri 18-Sep-09 12:46:19

Some people don't like the texture - not me though.

Muggglewump - I can't believe you made the raspberry cheesecake brownies. Even the brownies are too rich/sweet for me. I halve the amount of sugar and they are even better.

When we lived in Kent there was a local company that would deliver made to order cheesecake to your door - yum, yum.

Chipie Fri 18-Sep-09 14:08:27

The Carrot Cake Cheesecake from here:

is to die for (no, I don't work for them - I ordered one for my sis and her fiance when they moved recently). V. expensive, but worth it for an unusual pressie or a special treat smile

Bleh Fri 18-Sep-09 14:11:51

Raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake .. yum!

I think I prefer the proper baked type. Amazing.

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