Tag Archives: Dark Chocolate

A Continuation Of My First Cheesecake

Remember that first Cheesecake that I’d ever made; that made WAY too much batter?  Well… I saved that extra batter and made ANOTHER, YES, that’s two Cheesecakes under my belt now, YAY!  I thought that I’d take this one next door for the NYE party at our neighbors home.

I broke up this gorgeous bar of Dark Chocolate into a bowl and pored in some Heavy Cream that I heated in the microwave; stirred it gently for create a Ganache, MMM!

I spread it out evenly with an offset spatula and stashed it in the `fridge to set up.

Turtle Cheesecake

I melted some Caramels, spread that over the top and sprinkled it with a copious amount of chopped toasted Pecans; back in the chill box.  It’s a Turtle Cheesecake!

Can I blow my own horn here?  That was outrageously over the top, crazy delish, good stuff!  The buzz went around the room at the party that there was this really fabulous Cheesecake over on the buffet table.  This gal comes up to me with her plate in hand and fork in her mouth, “Did you try the Cheesecake yet?  You really need to taste this, it’s fantastic, the best I’ve ever had.”

Thanks

I Don’t Think I’ll Be Making These

I can’t really talk well just now. DH took me shopping way over on the far East side of town. There’s a Whole Foods that opened up back I think it was in January, but we just never made the time.

As I always do, I took snapshots (after having gone to the Customer Service folk and asking them if it was okay) of some of the different items that we don’t see out in our neck of the desert.

In the cake case, I spied macarons! I had yet to try one…

I went to the moon and back again!

Dark Chocolate Macaron

Dark chocolate and I didn’t share! A little pricey at $3.39 EACH!  Is that too costly do you think? Well, either way, it was a small piece of heaven in my hand and one was quite enough to jumble my mind for a few hours. I never understood this whole ohing and ahing  thing over this meager cookie. I do now and it’s a good thing  that Whole Foods so far away from us!

Dark Chocolate Macaron