Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Amazing Cheesecake Stuffed Strtawberries

I don’t like this “pintrest” thing. It clogs up my twitter and facebook feeds. I do however enjoy trolling the web for new recipes.  When I saw this recipe I had to try it.

I ended up making these the day before to bring to a family dinner, but had to make two batched because people kept eating them!  They are that good and extremely easy. The original recipe suggested cutting off the end of the strawberries so they could stand. I did that with my first batch, but they were still very wobbly, so I skipped that step with the second batch.

Rather than buying pre-crushed graham crackers, I prefer to smash my own… get out some of by frustrations. Also I like the look of various sized crumbs.

When I make these again I’m planning on swapping the vanilla extract for almond and topping with sliver almonds.

Original Recipe found on: http://www.nutmegnanny.com/2011/05/30/cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries/

  • 1 pound Strawberries washed and hollowed out (cut of the tops and use a paring knife to remove some of the center)
  • 1  8oz package of cream cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • graham cracker crumbs

When all strawberries have been prepped, mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth. Add to a ziplock bag and snip off the end of a corner. Use the bag to pipe the filling into each prepared strawberry. Dip the strawberry into the prepared graham crackers.

This was most defiantly a successful experiment 🙂

 

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Less-than-perfect cake truffles

This past weekend I had my first foray into the trendy world of cake pops/cake truffles. I was meeting up with some friends that I don’t see very often, and figure they would be excellent test subjects. I Google-ed “mocha cake pops” and tried the first recipie that came up: http://thekitchenismyplayground.blogspot.com/2011/08/mocha-cake-ball-truffles.html

Of course I didn’t want to make a special trip tout to get candy melts, and I fiugred that I would just make a dark-chocolate ganache instead…. big mistake. The mixture was way too thick to cover the truffles easily, mostly creating a goopy mess.

I have very nice friends who praised my attempts, and flavor wise they were very good, but in the future I will make the extra trip for candy melts to easy the coating process.