Try-the-Grey-Stuff (It’s Delicious)
When I first saw Beauty & the Beast, this was my favorite line in the song. Who didn’t want to try the grey stuff? I mean, it’s delicious! (Don’t believe me, ask the dishes!)
What Disney has revealed is that “The Grey Stuff” is an Oreo pudding type treat. I’m always going to be honest with you – I don’t really like Oreos, they are just too sweet without any real nuances. Sure, you can twist them open and lick out the filling, but it wasn’t my favorite thing to eat.
But when you alter Oreo cookies and add them to another dish, you control the flavors. I personally like cheesecake far more than pudding. So, Try-the-Grey-Stuff (It’s Delicious) Cheesecake was born.
(PS, I went a little heavy handed on the chocolate pudding – so mine is a brownish-grey this time. I wanted to get the recipe up for you today – I’ll remake it and put more pics up later this weekend.)
How to Prepare the Pan
Any cake, cheesecake or otherwise, I always collar my pan to make sure my cakes can allow them to rise to their full height.
Cut a Parchment Circle
The thing that’s great about Springform pans, the bottom is removable people. Seriously people, you can take out the bottom and trace it. There are really easy methods for non-parchment pans, but with this – you just have to trace the bottom of the pan and you cut it out.
Cut a long strip twice as tall as your pan – most pans are 3 inches tall. So you are cutting a strip of paper that can reach around the full length of the pan that’s at least 6 inches tall. I use pan spray and stick the parchment paper to the pan.
HELP! I Forgot to Take the Cream Cheese & Eggs Out of the Fridge
Even when I’m planning a cheesecake for a blog post, I forget to take the dang ingredients out to come to room temperature. Luckily, all is not lost. Fill your sink or a big bowl with room temperature water. Put the cream cheese in a ziploc bag and let it sit for 10 minutes. Eggs 10 minutes. Remove them and they are ready! Quite frankly, it is easier to do it this way then remembering to take it out of the fridge.