This is another very brief post before I return with full (or at least, some) energy in January after a much-needed break. I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! With a dessert like the one I'm posting about today, it's hard not to.
Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake. It's this week's Tuesdays With Dorie selection, chosen by The Tea Lady of Tea and Scones. And it is tasty. A classic, rich and sumptuous chocolate cheesecake with a hint of cinnamon in the crust. I think it provides a great foundation, and I'd like to experiment with jazzing it up in the future. A caramel swirl? Chocolate ganache or rasperry coulis on top? So many possibilities, and I can't wait to try them out. This time, I made one-third of the recipe in cupcake liners and it worked out very well. But I'm game to try making a full batch for my next celebration.
Click here for the recipe. Again, happy holidays and I'll see you in January!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I interrupt this previously-scheduled exam-induced blogging break to bring you this very special recipe: Cafe Volcano Cookies, chosen by the witty MacDuff of Lonely Sidecar for this week's Tuesdays With Dorie. Phew. Yes, these cookies look a bit like a pile of, well, something unpleasant. But they are damn tasty. I normally hate nuts in baked goods, but not in this recipe. It figures that it would take putting nuts in meringues (one of my all-time favourites) to make me like them.
These don't look as pretty as Dorie's - they're not nearly as light and dainty, and I'm pretty sure Dorie's didn't have almost-burnt bottoms - but I bet they taste just as good.
For the recipe, click here.
Meanwhile, I'm still drowning in essay-and-project-land, but the end is in sight and I can't wait to get back into the blogosphere just in time for Christmas. See you then!
Monday, December 7, 2009
First of all, I'd like to apologize for my absence of late. As much as I thought I'd be able to find the time to blog while in school, as my workload has increased, it's become more difficult.
This is the last week of classes (also known as the "final-projects-and essays-week from hell"), and then I've got one - and luckily, only one - exam next week.
Once I hand in the last of my projects, you can expect more frequent posts. I've got a ton of recipes I can't wait to share with you in time for the holidays.
I'm looking forward to catching up with all of you - my commenters and my favourite bloggers - when school stops kicking my butt in a week or so.
Thanks for sticking with me in the meantime!