Saturday, August 14, 2010
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake and Other Matters
I'm 28 years old. I pay my bills. I'm an adult. Why is it that every time my sister and I come home we bake and bake and bake? And I have the weight gain to prove it. I need help.
Anyway...If somebody were to sniff me out, I am almost positive I would smell like these two recipes I am about to post.
Chocolate. Cheesecake. Butter. You can't go wrong.
But your diet can. It goes right out the window. You don't need it anyway. You look great!
This was my before dinner snack. And my after dinner snack. Welcome to my world.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate sandwich cookies- about 15 (graham crackers work too)
2 tblsp butter or margarine, melted
2 cups (12 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tblsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 tblsp flour
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Combine cookie crumbs with butter in medium bowl until moistened; press onto bottom of un-greased 9-inch spring-form pan. Sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl and beat until smooth. Beat in eggs and flour. Gradually beat in evaporated milk and sour cream. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
Cover loosely with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
Bake for an additional 30-40 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Place in refrigerator immediately; refrigerate for 2 hours (if you can wait that long) or until firm. Remove out of spring-form pan.
(To give you an estimate ours ended up baking for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, but your oven might vary).
Ok, this next recipe will win you instant friends. I promise.
If it doesn't, well, you can come back and complain to me. I can take it.
Hot Fudge Sauce
Melt in saucepan over medium heat:
1/2 cup butter
4 - 1 oz. squares of unsweetened chocolate
3 cups sugar
1 - 12 oz. can of evaporated milk
dash of salt
Cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Let cool slightly. Pour into blender and blend for 5 minutes.
Pour over ice cream or brownies or cheesecake. Or heck, just grab a spoon and eat it out of the jar. You only live once!
This keeps well in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.
See what I mean? I need help.
Copyright © 2010 by Natasha M.