And one more....
Last one, promise!
I always make a dessert for my in-law's on their special days; birthday, anniversaries, etc.
I was already making a chocolate cake for Matt, so I wanted something a bit...lighter, for his dad.
I searched through some on-line recipes, and finally hit on this Creamy Vanilla Cheesecake with Vanilla Syrup. What can I say; I'm a sucker for cheesecake!
The picture doesn't do this one justice.
I admit I wasn't a big fan of the crust...I'm perfectly content with some butter and graham crackers...but the cheesecake itself was lovely. My mother-in-law adored it.
One pound of cream cheese, 3/4 pounds marscapone, the seeds from half a vanilla bean...all coming together for a creamy, but not too sweet, cheesecake.
Served with a rather interesting lavender syrup; the lavender leaves are steeped, then cooled. Sugar is melted with the tiniest amount of water. When it's melted, add in the (strained) lavender water, and stir till cool.
I don't really eat sweet things; I seem to have lost my tolerance for them. But I still love a slice of cheesecake now and then. So much so, that I post-poned the start of my 'no dairy for three weeks' by one day; I just had to have a piece!
Of course, I wrapped the rest of it up (why oh why do I not, ever?, have the proper-sized pans? had to use a 10", instead of a 9"), and sent it home with the in-law's.
After a visit to his parent's house, Matt reported that they've been working on it every night!
Tagged with: Food & Drink + Cheesecake + Desserts + Baking +
Father's Day + Dad + Vanilla + Lavender