This didn't really photograph well being all white, but it actually came out really good. It sort of blew people minds having a cheesecake as an appetizer instead of a dessert, but it didn't seem that weird to me. Honestly if you think about it, cheese seems weirder as a dessert, doesn't it? I stole this recipe from Giada, but I added some spinach to it, to make it red and green for Christmas.
I got some really nice ricotta, that is why it is so thick. Also - worst picture ever?
I made a kumquat and onion relish? Jam? Sauce? Marmalade? To pour over the cheesecake. Does a relish need to be raw to be called relish? Normally I would know the answer to this, but Wikipedia was no help.
Cause if a relish needs to be raw, this wasn't one.
This is jsut the cheese and a few eggs. I doubled her recipe.
Yum. Directions for roasting a pepper are here.
The best way to make this is with a springform pan. I just baked it in an aluminum pan (cause nick has no cooking supplies) and flipped it out onto the table.
Serve it with pita chips.
Giadas recipe is here. I doubled it and added spinach. I also made my own kumquat and onion "relish" by chopping up kumquats(in season in the winter!) and onions and putting them in a pot with a small amount of tomato puree, some sugar, vinegar, and water and simmering it for about an hour.