As a bit of a news hound I thought you might find this amusing....
Just to show that we've got our share of boneheads, I present, Daniel Cooper ESQ!
The last quote made me chuckle;
“He is not a pretty sight when naked. We all felt sorry for the LandRover and hope it wasn’t offended.”
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And noooow it's time for... Ask the Cheese Lady!
Joanie, can you recommend a good cheese to make cheesecake with? I try to avoid the Philadelphia bricks, and I've had a hard time finding a quality cheese that's the right consistency.
I'm not much of a baker, but my grandmother used to make cheesecake with ricotta cheese.
I've never made it myself, but it was delicious. I wonder if chevre would work - that would give it a nice tangy taste.
Here's some ideas for the ricotta:
Sicilian Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe | Cooking | How To | Martha Stewart Recipes
And here's one for chevre that looks pretty primal: Chevre Cheesecake
I'm chuckling at "Serves 12." I'm thinking, "Serves Joanie."Chevre Cheesecake
16 ounce soft goat cheese, at room temperature
3 large eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup coconut sugar
2 teaspoons lemon zest, grated
1/2 large lemon, juiced
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup goat butter
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
In a microwave safe measuring cup, melt the butter on low power and allow to cool. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the almond flour and ½ cup coconut sugar and mix on low speed with the paddle attachment. Turn the mixer off and add the butter; resume mixing on low speed until the ingredients are well combined. Press the mixture evenly into a well-buttered, 9-inch springform pan, pressing the crust up the sides of the pan at least 1/2 an inch. Set aside.
Wash the mixing bowl of the stand mixer and dry thoroughly. Add the eggs and sugar and beat with the paddle attachment at medium speed until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is slightly foamy; add the zest and juice and mix at medium speed for one minute more. Drop the goat cheese into the bowl by the tablespoonful, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat on medium speed until the batter is smooth and fluffy.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan with the crust, scraping it all out with a rubber or silicone spatula. Smooth the surface with the spatula and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the top is beginning to turn golden brown and a thin knife or cake inserted near the center comes out clean.
Place the cake on a cooling rack and cool completely. Run a thin, flexible spatula around the perimeter of the cheesecake to loosen it before removing the outer ring of the springform pan. Refrigerate until cold before slicing and serving.
Thanks, Joanie! I like that Chèvre recipe. I don't often bake, either, but we have pot-luck lunches at work every few months, and I'm tired of the same person bringing the same jello-like "cheese cake" for the dessert. I really think she makes it from some sort of mix, it doesn't look like real cheesecake at all. I can never bring myself to taste it, but I bet it doesn't even have any sort of cheese in it.
While I'm lucky that none of my coworkers are vegan/vegetarian, most of them think "homemade" is combining two different kinds of mixes to make something. (Like, prepared frozen meatballs + gravy packet mix; or canned sloppy joe mix with ketchup and sugar added. Ugh!) And there's always the "healthy" macaroni salad.
I'm laughing at the prepared frozen meatballs. And "healthy" mac salad must have diet mayonnaise of course. One of my favorite icky meals back in the day was an eight ounce block of cream cheese melted into cannned chili and hot sauce. Eat with chips.
I'm not saying I didn't use convenience foods before Primal, but I think I would have been embarrassed to bring sloppy joe mix with ketchup and sugar added - what the heck is that? LOL
Please tell me how the cheesecake comes out.
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Badgergirl, that's so beautiful. A perfect way to show that healthy and wholesome doesn't have to mean hours and hours of prep work. I'd be all over that.
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