Colin loves cheesecake. He loves fruit cheesecake. I have an extra day, I'm going to make Colin a cheesecake.
The recipe from Martha Stewart.
|The crust is crushed gram cracker.|
The crust is the first step. Gram cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar applied with pressure in a 9" spring-form cake pan whose bottom is wrapped with foil and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Next: Whip the room-temperature cream cheese, room-temperature eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla.
Pour into cake pan. Swirl with fruit compote.
|The swirl is pureed fruit and sugar: strained.|
After swirling, place pan inside a large roasting pan, carefully pour boiling-hot water in the roasting pan to half-way up the cake pan.
Bake at 325 for ~65 minutes.
|All baked. Next: The Fridge|
I'll update you after it gets de-panned. I'm hopeful but nervous.
The other part of the day: Stew.
It's so cold. It's good to have soup when it's cold. So we present: stew. Lots of vegetables to cut and get ready. Lots of garlic. Some salt. Lots of pepper. Lots of meat. Lots of tomatoes. Beef broth.
|The slow-cooker, ready to go.|
|Tasty, but could've been more tasty.|