I have been off all week, but its been a busy week, with the builders in and out and me trying to get anything done, its been almost more hectic than going to work……well lets not get crazy, its still better than going to work! I had such grand plans to get so much done, and instead I’ve been back and forth with the builders, and still trying to figure out what to do about a stove. What I did figure out is that I need more time to figure it out! This is a big decision for me, anytime I’m paying more for a stove than I did for my first brand new car, there needs to be more thought going into the process.
Now if any stove manufacturers are reading my blog, like Wolf, Capital, Blue Star, Bertazzoni, Bosch, DCS or any of the other wonderful folks that make professional grade home stoves, Chef Dennis will be happy to place your ad on his page and gratefully mention your company all the time, if we could work out a deal!! I’m even willing to pay for the stove, lets just be reasonable people~!
Now that aside, lets get to why everyone is really here today, its Guest Post Friday, my favorite day of the week!!! Today its my great pleasure to introduce to you Felice from All That’s Left Are The Crumbs, and I have to say there could not be a more appropriate name for her blog, even though I can’t imagine even crumbs being left over from any of those delicious baked goods she tempts us with! Felice is just one of those bloggers you instantly like, her warmth shows through her posts as her writing draws you in and then she keeps you coming back for more with her incredible creations!
Felice was kind enough to send me her post before heading to Australia last week and I have been drooling over the images ever since. I know your going to absolutely love this post, but I do have to warn you, eat something before you go any further……….this post might just be too much to handle on an empty stomach!!
So sit back, relax, put your feet up and prepare to get hungry as I give you Felice and……..
Baked Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Toffee Shards
- 12 oz Graham crackers
- 3 oz unsalted butter, melted
- 24 oz (3 packets) cream cheese, chopped
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in a little water
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
- 2 x 14 oz cans dulce de leche (see note below)
- 20 fl oz sour cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Note: Begin this recipe a day ahead. If you are unable to find cans of dulce de leche you can make your own. Be sure that you do not let the pot boil dry as the tin may overheat and can explode. Remove and discard the labels from 2 x 14 oz (396g) cans sweetened condensed milk, and use a can opener to make 2 small holes in top of each. Place in a saucepan, opened-side up, and add enough water to almost cover cans. Bring to the boil, then adjust heat to a gentle simmer. Cook for 3 hours, topping up with boiling water as needed. Cool, and then open cans and scoop out caramel.
Now don’t tell me I didn’t warn you, I know each and every one of you wants to head into your kitchen right now and recreate this masterpiece Felice has given us today!! Definitely a Wow!!
We are so fortunate to have so many wonderful talented bloggers in our community, every time I read a post or a comment, I truly feel blessed to be a part of this wonderful growing community of food bloggers, and every week its my privilege to bring one of them to you, to introduce you to a new friend.
After all this is what its all about…..we cook, we eat, we share, with our families and our friends. Through all of lifes ups and downs, one thing remains constant……food. Now I’m not advocating that we live to eat, but since were eating anyway, we might as well enjoy what we eat!Now before you forget, please head on over to All That’s Left Are The Crumbs and say hi to Felice!
Just remember to tell her Chef Dennis sent you!
Have a wonderful weekend my friends, for those of you that will be celebrating Easter, please enjoy this joyous holiday, and remember why we celebrate the season.