Sugarbird's Sweet Nothings

I am passionate about food. And cooking. And baking. And running. Come and find a new recipe, a funny story, some strong opinions and whatever else I feel like throwing in the mix today.
May 5th, 2011

Rhubarb and Orange Cheesecake

I was given a big, beautiful bunch of rhubarb last week. To me it was as good as giving me flowers. The slender, long, pink stalks still had dirt near the ends and huge leaves at the top. As beautiful as a bunch of roses to a baker.

Their colour instantly bewitched me, and I set about making the crumb cake which I have already written about, and then came the cheesecake.

Cheesecake is truly a divine dessert. A rich, creamy, sweet topping on a gingery, crunchy, crumbly base. A little (or large, I don’t skimp) slice of heaven. I ALWAYS use ginger biscuits for my cheesecake base. I just think that their subtle spiciness pairs perfectly with a cheesecake. I have not made one yet where they did not go, so I’m going to keep using them until I do.

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April 5th, 2011

Family Baking Fun with Chocolate, Dulce De Leche, Hazelnut Cheesecake

My mom and sister visited me for the weekend. It was my mom’s birthday and mother’s day this weekend so it was a bit of a celebration bundle. I took them for pedicures, we went walking in the woods, we drank margaritas, we took funny photos with mac photobooth (hyserical. we laughed until we cried. i recommend it) and we made cheesecake. Great way to spend a weekend.

Sarah (my darling sister) also enjoys baking but somehow it came up in conversation that she had never made a cheesecake before. so I took it upon myself to remedy that. I mean, a girl who likes baking can’t go through life never having made a cheesecake. Next thing you know she becomes scared of cheesecakes, has an unreasonable cheesecake phobia and is undetoing hypnotherapy for cheesecake related neuroses. Ok, I might be exaggerating slightly, but I just though my little sister should experience the joy of making a big, bad cheesecake.

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