Apr 20

This recipe is for a medium density cheesecake. If you like the dense, very heavy kind, we will have a recipe in a few weeks.

2-1/2 lbs cream cheese
1-3/4 cup sugar
3 tbl flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
6 eggs
1/2 pint heavy cream

Beat cream cheese by hand till fluffy. Add sugar, flour, salt, vanilla, beat until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, stir in cream. Grease pan, sprinkle brown sugar on bottom to coat. Pour in batter. Bake at 500 for 12 minutes. Reduce to 200 and bake for 1 hour. Leave in overnight to cool (needs about 8 hours)

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Apr 06

You go to Florida, what’s the one thing you have to bring home? Coconut Patties! And here’s the recipe.

1 1/4 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar
1/2 Cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter
1 egg white
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/4 Cup Coconut, packed
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate

Make the coconut filling: In a medium heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, whisk together the confectioner’s sugar, butter, egg white and salt until very liquid and warm to the touch, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and, with a spoon, stir in the coconut and vanilla until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Form the coconut mixure into 16 (or fewer, for larger patties) parts. Flatten a bit, and put in the freezer on wax paper for 30-45 min.
Melt the chocolate in a mixing bowl over a pan of hot water, remove from heat, and dip the coconut balls into the chocolate. Put into fridge until it hardens. Have some pretzles available to dip into any extra chocolate. Tastes like Florida.

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Mar 16

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup soft margarine
Mix together and add 1 egg. Stir in 1/2 cup orange juice.
Add 2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt and stir it in.
Add by hand 2 cups of blueberries. Fresh are better but frozen will work. Remember to defrost them first.
Grease and flour small tube pan.
Pour in mixture.

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup margarine
Mix all together and sprinkle over the top.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Don’t over bake.
You can double the recipe but don’t double the topping.

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