These were wonderful. I do think that the strong (but delicious!) lemon curd overpowered the lovely and subtle lemon flavor of the cheesecake.
I made a double batch of these for the upcoming Shavuot Holiday (May 19-20.) The Holiday commemorates the giving of the Law, when the 10 commandments were given at Mount Sinai as well as the oral and written tradition were handed down. Realizing that the new laws for slaughtering and preparing meat were complex, everyone just ate dairy instead until they got the hang of it (that's one of the reasons, anyway.) Cheesecake has become a ubiquitous jewish symbol, representing the holiday and the best in Jewish food.
Day 1: The Cake (got a bit burnt on top. No problem, just scrap it off. ;) Yes, you can make a sheet biscuit cake in the toaster! (in two batches)
Mis en place:
I used the top from one of my spice bottles (cloves if your curious) to cut out the shapes.
Cream cheese and such.
Smooth and creamy.
Eggs, sour cream etc.
'Miriam's Well.' (a.k.a -bain-marie) Miriam's Well was a miraculous rock that traveled together with everyone through the desert, providing water. It was there in the merit of Miriam's righteousness. Very appropriate for a holiday when the law was given by three, Moses, Aaron and Miriam.
Looking good. Ready for the freezer.
Day 3: The lemon curd.
They look awful purtee, even without the swirls.
I hope I'll have time for the next heavenly cake with the Holiday and all. I'll do my best. It's on the cover after all. :)