Who Want’s Some Cheesecake? : A Couch Adventure

Couch Talk

 

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.

 

Baking Class

 

 

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.

 

Tea Day

 

 

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,

Kate

 



18 thoughts on “Who Want’s Some Cheesecake? : A Couch Adventure”

  • I think I am getting hungry now lol
    Your bread looks awesome, and your cheesecake-wow looks really good too I am up for making another cheesecake soon for sure. You find the nicest teas-this one sounds nice.
    Happy T Kathy

    • Hi Kate, I wanted to clarify=these are not iris roots but roots from the madder plant used to get oranges and reds

  • Wow, now I’m really hungry. I really MUST find something to eat soon, This really rich cheesecake is fattening just to look at, but I would surely indulge if someone twisted my arm (grin).

    My friend Scott is going to Aldi tomorrow, so I’ll ask him if he can find the peach lemon herbal tisane while he’s there. We talk on the phone when he gets there and he walks the aisles, so I know exactly what I need from each aisle. Thanks for letting me know about this and thanks for sharing your cheesecake and tisane with us for T this almost Tuesday, dear.

  • In a minute my Hubby storms your house fot the sweet cake!
    It looks awesome (but I don´t like sweets).
    ALDI has such great tea? Guess not over here, but I´ll have a look!
    Happy T-day!

  • Your baking results look delicious. Here in Connecticut, churches are only allowed to have outdoor services, whatever that means. What if it rains? Thanks for showing the side profile of the biscotti: now it looks more like biscotti. 🙂 Happy T-Day!

  • Your cheesecake looks fantastic. You appear to have real mastery of that decorative icing technique.

    be well… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  • Oh there is nothing like fresh warm hom ebaked bread… but I will only bake some if company comes to help with it- cuz that is one thing I’d eat way too much of:):) And your decadent cheesecake looks divine too. Enjoy your new tea, and happy T day!

  • Cheesecake? Me, me, me! The bred looks delicious. Actually everything does.

    “It’s good to be back!” Out of the mouths of babes. I really miss going to church on Sundays.

    Happy T-Day! Eileen xx

  • Your bread looks delicious Kate and so did the cheesecake.
    It must have been good to go out again with the family
    Stay safe and Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  • Oh your sweets looks so yummy Kate. I have recently tried that no fuss sourdough bread a couple of times. It does feel like marshmellow, doesn’t it? But it really makes such a good loaf and it is easy. I take it things are starting to open up in PA also. Hope it was a super T day and happy June. Hugs-Erika

  • I think I nearly fainted at the sight of you peanut butter cheesecake!! I’m drooling and hyper ventilating! That looks soooo delicious. I hope you have saved me a naughty 600 calory piece…
    And you Aldi tisane looks very nice too. Who cares about the rest of the week, these two things just stand out anyway!
    I have never tried no-knead bread. I must say yours looks very good. Did it taste as good as it looked?
    Sorry for the late comment,
    Happy belated T-Day,
    Lisca

  • I know what you mean about getting to the end of a week and not knowing what you did! How great that your church is open – we have no idea when they will open here – but I did hear a ridiculous comment about them not opening before sports events are allowed as it will make sports fans jealous and they might cause problems!!
    Your food looks delicious. I have never tried no knead bread but your looks great and I am not looking too closely at the cheesecake – I feel my sugar levels rising already!Apologies for the late visit, our internet, which hasn’t been so good lately suddenly went right down yesterday and was only restored mid morning today(a local issue)Belated Happy T Day! Chrisx

  • Wowww Kate…… Those breads are so so so yummy, and all those cakes, wuaaaaa. Would like to eat a little bit of all, jaja 🙂
    Hope you spent a lovely T-day, I wish you a nice and happy Thursday,
    Big hugs,
    Caty

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