Saturday, August 19, 2017

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake with Ganache Topping

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Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts to make, it is easy, elegant and delicious. This Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake is all of that and more. It is rich, fudgy and a little decadent. 

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It is a fabulous dessert for a formal dinner or a casual barbecue and it would be fabulous decorated for Christmas with a few white chocolate snowflakes. You can even make it ahead and freeze it. 

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Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake with Ganache Topping
Recipe from Southern Living

Cookie Crust
11/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs, I used Oreos
2 tablespoons of butter

2 4oz.semi-sweet baking bars
1 cup whipping cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
4 8oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
teaspoons  vanilla extract
4 large eggs

Ganache Topping

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

6 oz. bittersweet chocolate chopped
1 tablespoon sugar

Stir the heavy whipping cream, sugar and chopped chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Cool slightly, then pour into the center of the cheesecake and with an offset spatula spread it slightly so that it goes over the edges. Chill until the topping is set. Decorate with chocolate curls and let sit at room temperature for at least 2 house before serving. 


Preheat oven to 300°. Combine crushed cookies and butter. Press mixture on bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.

Microwave chocolate and whipping cream at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring at 30-second intervals.You can also do this on the stovetop in a small saucepan. 

Beat cream cheese at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer for 2 minutes or until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, beating just until combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Add chocolate mixture, beating just until blended. Pour batter into prepared crust.

Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or just until center is set. Turn oven off. Let cheesecake stand in oven with door closed 30 minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven; gently run a knife around outer edge of cheesecake to loosen from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours.
Remove sides of pan, and place cheesecake on a serving plate. Slowly pour warm Ganache Topping over cheesecake, spreading to edges. Chill until set. Garnish with curled chocolate if desired.

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I hope that you try this delicious cheesecake and if you do, please come back and tell me what you think!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookie S'mores

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Summer is s'more season, although if you lived with my mom, roasting marshmallows is not limited to summer, or the outdoors. My mom loves to put marshmallows on a skewer and roast them over the gas flame of the stove. 

There are lots and lots of recipes for s'mores but recently I tried a recipe that substituted homemade chocolate chip cooked for graham crackers. I will never go back to graham crackers again. These s'mores are over the top fabulous. I will warn you now they are addicting but DO NOT be tempted to eat more than one. they are too rich, even for the chocoholic in your life. 

I will not even write a recipe because everyone knows how to make s'mores. It is a crust, either chocolate chip cookies, graham crackers, sugar cookies, a Hershey bar, 60% dark chocolate candy bar and of course marshmallows. 

If you are making this with kids using an open flame make sure to watch them so that they do not get burned from the flames/fire or from munching on a hot marshmallow!

Happy Summer!

If you love s'mores, you can check out these recipes as well. 

Recipe HERE

S'more Cereal Treats

S'more Brownies

S'more Brownie

Peanut Butter S'more

Peanut Butter S'mores

S'more Oatmeal

S'more Oatmeal

And if you need a few more orders check out S'more Cookbook.