Who Want’s Some Cheesecake? : A Couch Adventure
I spent some time in the garden on Saturday planting a new bed with flower bulbs. I also did a bit of weeding because my front beds were starting to look like a meadow. And then we went to church on Sunday. When we pulled into the parking lot, my 4 year old sighed and said, “It’s good to be back!”
And that is all I can remember from the week. I know I did something but somehow it has all flown out of my head.
Somehow, the week got away from me but I finally got around to making the first recipe in this book, No Knead Bread. I was pleasantly surprised by the feel of this dough. The author describes it as a marshmallow-like texture and it was. It was so soft and light to work with that I am looking forward to making it again. And I was very surprised at how well it rose.
Last week, I made biscotti, which I used for the crust in this weeks Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake. The recipe was from the book Tea With Bea: Recipes from Bea’s of Bloomsbury. A few people mentioned that the biscotti I posted last week didn’t look anything like they were used to seeing. Here is a different angle that shows the narrow log shape.
Here is the Peanut Butter Cheesecake.
The base is a chocolate peanut butter biscotti crumb crust. Next, is a layer of cheesecake and then a fudge icing with a peanut butter swirl. It is quite rich and dense and definitely not the thing to eat if you are on a diet as one slice is about 600 calories. Thankfully, my children aren’t watching their weight so I can feed it to them.
I am joining the ladies for T day over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. My tea today is this delicious Peach Lemon Herbal tisane that I found by chance at Aldi. I almost missed it as it was right near the checkout counter and I don’t usually buy those impulse items. I am hoping they still have some left this week when I get groceries. Since it is a tisane, I add a bit of green or white tea leaves to my brew to make it a true tea, but either way it is yummy.
Happy Tea Day,