Archive for May, 2012

Whole wheat Pizza

Baked Goodies | Home Made Cooking

A few years ago my husband and I decided to start eating healthier. Goat milk products, no food colorings and additives, eat whole grains and lots of fruit, veggies and fibers. Sound boring and not too tasty right? That’s what I thought. I know that deep inside we all know how junk food is bad for us and yet, we still eat it from time to time. Read More

A few years ago my husband and I decided to start eating healthier. Goat milk products, no food colorings and additives, eat whole grains and lots of fruit, veggies and fibers. Sound boring and not too tasty right? That’s what I thought. I know that deep inside we all know how junk food is bad […]

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Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce

Cakes and Cookies

I was looking for a nice recipe for a cheesecake. I always make the ones that do not require baking, but this time I was determined to bake a cheesecake. It’s a whole different thing. Unbaked cheesecakes are more like mousse or ice cream to me, whereas baked ones – they’re a whole different league. Now…what’s better than a combination of chocolate and cream cheese and an easy to follow recipe? So I’ve found a great recipe on Taste of Home and changed it a little bit to fit my needs. Of course, I am adding the original recipe on the bottom of this post.
Bottom line? GREAT cake! Was gone after less then 24 hours. Will definitely make it again.

Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce

 

Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce
 
A great cheesecake with some refreshing strawberry topping. Easy to make and combines 3 great flavors: Chocolate, Cheese and Strawberries!
Ingredients
  • 1 ¼ cups tea biscuit crumbs (the most simple ones I could find)
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons plus ½ cup sugar, divided
  • 2 packages (250 grams each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 150 grams evaporated milk (about ½ can)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
Strawberry Sauce:
  • 8-10 fresh strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
Instructions
Make the Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 325F (160C)
  2. Line the bottom and sides of a 9-in. square baking pan (I used a 22 inch round baking pan) with heavy-duty foil (I sprayed with vegetable oil just in case). In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, melted butter and 3 tablespoons sugar; press onto the bottom of prepared pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, flour and remaining sugar (1/2 cup) until smooth. Beat in milk. Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, combine ¾ cup of the cream cheese mixture with the melted chocolate; set aside.
  5. Pour remaining cream cheese mixture over crust (the white batter).
  6. Top with spoonfuls of chocolate mixture; cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  7. Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate until chilled.
  8. Using foil, lift cheesecake out of pan (don’t worry it will not stick)
Prepare the Sauce:
  1. Place strawberries in a blender; cover and process until well blended and pureed.
  2. Combine cornstarch and water in a glass (make sure you stir really well)
  3. Put the strawberry puree in a small saucepan and add the cornstarch mix. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for about a minute or until thickened. Chill until serving (let it reach room temperature, but it’s also nice when it’s warm)

Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce

And here’s the original recipe: Chocolate Cheesecake Triangles

Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce

I was looking for a nice recipe for a cheesecake. I always make the ones that do not require baking, but this time I was determined to bake a cheesecake. It’s a whole different thing. Unbaked cheesecakes are more like mousse or ice cream to me, whereas baked ones – they’re a whole different league. […]

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Tips For A Perfect Pie Crust

Tips and News

I’ve used the pie crust you but at the supermarkets many times in the past, let’s admit it, it’s so much easier 🙂

However, many times after I placed the pie in the oven, the top looked while the bottom (the crust itself) wasn’t quite ready and so, it’s like a dead end because if you place the pie in the oven for another 10 minutes it’ll burn but if you don’t, you end up eating a semi raw pie 🙂 Read More

I’ve used the pie crust you but at the supermarkets many times in the past, let’s admit it, it’s so much easier 🙂 However, many times after I placed the pie in the oven, the top looked while the bottom (the crust itself) wasn’t quite ready and so, it’s like a dead end because if […]

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The perfect Blintzes or Wrap

Home Made Cooking

I usually don’t bother remembering how I made something, especially when it comes to blintzes. I mix milk with oil and flour, eggs and some sugar, take a look at the texture, decide it’s good to go and that’s it. Read More

I usually don’t bother remembering how I made something, especially when it comes to blintzes. I mix milk with oil and flour, eggs and some sugar, take a look at the texture, decide it’s good to go and that’s it.

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Leek And Mushroom Quiche – You’re going to leek this one!

Home Made Cooking

I made this pie for ‘Shavuot’, which is a Jewish holiday that celebrates receiving the 10 commandments. The traditional food for this holiday is basically dairy food, and that’s one of the reasons I like it. I mean…think about how creative you can be when it comes to dairy dishes, and how good they taste, and how light they feel. Read More

I made this pie for ‘Shavuot’, which is a Jewish holiday that celebrates receiving the 10 commandments. The traditional food for this holiday is basically dairy food, and that’s one of the reasons I like it. I mean…think about how creative you can be when it comes to dairy dishes, and how good they taste, […]

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Puff Pastry Mushrooms Roulade & A Tip

Baked Goodies | Tips and News

It’s always a good idea to have puff pastry at home. You can always thaw it a couple  of hours before you use it and the best thing is that you can actually make anything from it, whether sweet or salty – It’ll always work.

One of our favorites is puffed pastry with mushrooms. Read More

It’s always a good idea to have puff pastry at home. You can always thaw it a couple  of hours before you use it and the best thing is that you can actually make anything from it, whether sweet or salty – It’ll always work. One of our favorites is puffed pastry with mushrooms.

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Pickles – but not just any pickles – Princess Pickles

Home Made Cooking

I love Cauliflower! The kids love it too. Any form, any way, any size, just love it.

In addition, summer is almost here, and what’s a better day to spend sunny days than on our deck with a cold drink and some munchies? Read More

I love Cauliflower! The kids love it too. Any form, any way, any size, just love it. In addition, summer is almost here, and what’s a better day to spend sunny days than on our deck with a cold drink and some munchies?

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Stuffed Collard Leaves

Home Made Cooking | Tips and News

I wanted to make something new for our Friday family dinner. So I went to the market and decided I’ll buy Kale leaves to stuff. Well…they had no Kale leaves in the size I needed so I looked around and picked a different kind of leaves based on size only 🙂 Read More

I wanted to make something new for our Friday family dinner. So I went to the market and decided I’ll buy Kale leaves to stuff. Well…they had no Kale leaves in the size I needed so I looked around and picked a different kind of leaves based on size only 🙂

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