Thank you to Laurie, our gracious host for choosing this weeks recipes. You can click here to read her blog post from 2 years ago that got our baking club started.
Now for a few pictures and a few words and for good measure a little Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake from last week.
Tarte TatinI made this last night and ate it late and I am so glad I did not wake up in the middle of the night with crazy heartburn! An entire stick of butter, plus sugar made a delicious caramel sauce for the apples. I have to admit I cheated and used a Pillsbury Pie Crust and it turned out amazingly! If I had puff pastry I would have used that though. My husband does not like cooked fruit so even though he liked the taste he did not like the texture. I loved it...too much.
Like I said earlier, it was also my hubsters birthday this week. We had a little birthday party for him at Pie in the Sky Pizza downtown. This is an impressive cake, I must say. He really liked it a lot. Sorry honey for ruining your food plan....
The pizza place had lots of bright light, which would have been great if I didn't take a picture of my shadow on the cake! :) The stars on top are for him being a rock star!
Last I will leave you with my Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake. I made this for New Years Eve. After reading other comments I decided to add double the chocolate, so no pale cheesecake here. Then it managed to get a huge crack in it so I made some bittersweet chocolate ganache to pour on top. It was so shiny you can see one of my pans in the reflections. To top it off I made a little raspberry coulis with the frozen berries in my freezer. YUM! I heart raspberries and chocolate together. It was delicious.
So now I am buckling down and walking on my treadmill so I can actually button my pants. I hope you baking went as well as mine did this week! :)
I love this club and can't wait for the upcoming recipes!