Did I mention I am participating in a monthly baking and cooking challenge? Oops, well now I am mentioning it. Head over to the Daring Kitchen for more info and to join for access to the recipes. We all are supposed to reveal on the same date, this one is a day late, though. For some reason I am off a day…hazard of staying home so much. Wonder how long I have been off and if I have post-dated any checks?
Most of the recipes I will alter to our way of eating (when possible.) This one I did not. I could have swapped out rapadura for the white sugar, found or made some sort of soaked/sprouted flour cookies for the base, figured out the chocolate or some other option, etc. But when it got down to it cheesecake sounded good and why mess with such a good thing. It knew it would not all be consumed by us, so it was our treat for the week.
This is a wonderful base recipe for a solid, creamy cheesecake. I altered (as we were encouraged to do) by adding cayenne to the crust and using chocolate graham cookies. I made the cheesecake itself with cayenne and melted dark chocolate. So very rich and yummy. It baked up beautifully in a small water bath (pan triple wrapped in foil to prevent seeping.) There was no crack on top, and it tasted best the day after baking. I know this is common of cheesecakes, but who could resist cutting into it once it had cooled?
I took it to my parents house and we celebrated a milestone for Brie. No more pacifier for almost a week now. She was so excited to have a cake when CeeCee didn’t. She still asks for the paci every now and then but there isn’t one to give her. It went fairly smooth with only one time (so far) of her showing up with one from who knows where in her mouth. She had started getting to where she was walking around with it all day and it was causing her to snore so much we were turning the monitor down so we could sleep. What a big girl she has proved to be! Of course, it’s a good excuse for extra cuddles during the day to help offset any insecurities the change may have caused. Love celebrating milestones with my girls and passing cheesecake out to others, otherwise it would sit in my fridge and tempt me something awful.
Speaking of milestones, do not ask about potty training. For some reason potty training twins is so hard. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but really, this is not fun.