Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Let us eat cake

I'm so sorry but I just had to.

 I'm trying to stay away from excessive sweetness and chocolate and therefore I've been drooling over images of cake, cookies and all things gooey.

So what kind of person would I be if I didn't share some of the images/recipes with you? (A bad one!)

So bit by bit I shall divulge some awesome recipes and the awesome blogs/websites I found them on.

NUMBER 1 - a mouthwatering website with Southern desserts
Tin Roof Cheesecake : Makes 1 small 5″ cheesecake.
  • For the crust:
  • 1 3/4 oz. chocolate wafers (~7 cookies)
  • 2 tablespoons halved roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 5 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and grease a small 5” spring form pan.
  2. In a food processor, make the crust by grinding together the chocolate wafers, peanuts, sugar, salt and melted butter. Pour the mixture into the spring form pan, and pack it down and up the sides of the pan. Pack very well using a shot glass or small glass.
  3. Bake the crust on a baking sheet for 8 or 9 minutes. When done, remove from oven and turn the oven down to 300°.
  4. Meanwhile, beat together all cheesecake ingredients. Beat until very well combined, but don’t over do it—you’ll put too much air in the batter and cause cracks in your final product.
  5. Pour the mixture into the crust and bake for 36-38 minutes, until the center is slightly jiggly but not wet when you touch it.
  6. Leave the cheesecake in the oven, but turn the oven off and prop the door open with a wooden spoon. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes, move the cheesecake to a wire rack to cool another 30 minutes.
  8. Finally, run a knife around the edge of the pan, and then cover with plastic wrap before moving it to the refrigerator. All of these steps ensure that your cheesecake will not crack or deflate.
  9. Let the cheesecake chill for a minimum of 4 hours.
  10. Combine all ingredients  in a double boiler and melt over low heat (you can also use your microwave on 20-second pulses). Once chocolate is melted and shiny, stir in the peanuts. Immediately pour this mixture onto the awaiting sheet pan and let cool until set in the fridge (~10 minutes).
  11. When ready to serve the cheesecake, unmold it carefully from the spring form pan, move it to a plate

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1 comment:

  1. Okay, you just made me want to run out of the office & head for the nearest bakery. Shame on you! lol ;-)