Duration: 1st August – 31st August
Number of books: 5
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection
KEY LIME CHEESECAKE
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons butter, melted
24 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
✅ Read a book with a primarily white cover OR read a book by an author whose last name is White.
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
✅ Read a book whose title or author’s first or last name starts with a “Z” OR read a book with a lime green cover.
2/3 cup key lime juice
Combine cookie or graham cracker crumbs with butter or margarine. Press into bottom and partially up sides of 9 inch springform pan. Refrigerate.
✅ Read a book with a “9” in the publication year; tell us the year OR read a book with a “9” in the total page count; tell us how many pages.
In a large bowl, beat with an electric mixer the cream cheese, sugar, lime peel, and cornstarch until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, blending just until smooth. Add key lime juice with mixer on low. Finish mixing by hand. Do not over beat, or cake will crack during baking. Pour batter into prepared crust.
Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 55 to 65 minutes, or until set. To minimize cracking, place a shallow pan half full of hot water on lower rack during baking.
✅ Read a book in the lower part of your TBR (anything less than the halfway point); tell us the position and the total of your TBR. – Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (incredibly low on the list, I only read it because of reading challenges)
Turn oven off, and let cheesecake stand in oven 30 minutes with the door open at least 4 inches. Remove from oven. Refrigerate cake overnight, and up to three days.
✅ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial may be found in “KEYLIME” OR read a book whose location starts with a letter in “PIE;” tell us the location.