April 14, 2008

Recipe exchange

I wanted to try and do a recipe exchange with all my blog friends out there. If you all feel like sharing please feel free! I'm going to try to do one a week!

5 comments:

Krista said...

Yum...that sounds great. I make a lot of things from scratch, but salsa is more thing I have never tried to do! I think I will have to try your recipe. We love salsa!

Jenniy said...

I post some on my website every now and then. I don't really have a favorite, but one that I usually give out because it's ridiculously delicious and fairly impressive is double chocolate pumpkin cheesecake. I usually make it in the fall, because pumpkin makes it seem appropriate then, but it's good any time.

CRUST
1 1/2 cups purchased chocolate cookie crumbs
1/2 stick (4 Tbsp) butter, melted

FILLING
3 bricks (8 oz each) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufch√Ętel), softened
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
3 large eggs
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup (6 oz) milk-chocolate chips, melted and cooled
1 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
CHOCOLATE GLAZE
3 oz bittersweet baking chocolate
2 Tbsp stick butter
1 Tbsp light corn syrup

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-in. springform pan with nonstick spray. Have ready a roasting pan larger than the springform pan.

2. Crust: Put crumbs in a small bowl; stir in butter until evenly moistened. Press firmly over bottom of pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until set. Cool on rack. Wrap outside of pan with heavy-duty foil. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.

3. Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl with mixer on medium speed until smooth, scraping sides of bowl several times with a rubber spatula. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, just until blended. Beat in sour cream and vanilla to combine. Divide batter evenly between 3 medium bowls. Stir melted milk chocolate into 1 bowl; pour into crust in an even layer. Whisk pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice into another bowl. Carefully spoon over chocolate layer to cover, then gently smooth into an even layer with an offset spatula (take care batters don’t run together). Stir semisweet chocolate into remaining batter. Carefully spoon over pumpkin layer; spread carefully as above.

4. Set springform pan in center of roasting pan. Place roasting pan in oven rack and add boiling water to come halfway up sides of springform pan.

5. Bake 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours until set, but center still jiggles slightly when shaken.

6. Turn off oven (leave door closed); let cake cool in oven 1 hour (if cake hasn’t pulled away from sides of pan, carefully run a thin knife around edge of pan to release cake, but do not remove from pan). Remove foil. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove from pan.

7. Chocolate Glaze: Stir ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

8. Remove pan sides; place cake on serving plate. Spread glaze over top to edge (some may drip down side of cake). Refrigerate until glaze sets.

Tiffany Norris said...

Sounds delicious! I have been meaning to bring a recipe every day this week, but I keep forgetting. I'll try to get one by tomorrow.

Krista said...

So GOOD!!!! I just finished making your salsa. It is delicious! I doubled the recipe, used one can of fire-roasted organic tomatoes instead of one of the cans of whole tomatoes, and followed the rest of the recipe exactly. This is definitely going to become a regular favorite around here. I can't believe I have never tried making salsa before, especially since we love it! Pace Picante Sauce can't even compare to this salsa!

Krista said...

So GOOD!!!! I just finished making your salsa. It is delicious! I doubled the recipe, used one can of fire-roasted organic tomatoes instead of one of the cans of whole tomatoes, and followed the rest of the recipe exactly. This is definitely going to become a regular favorite around here. I can't believe I have never tried making salsa before, especially since we love it! Pace Picante Sauce can't even compare to this salsa!

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