Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

I've been looking around on the internet for new recipes to try out today.  I found this one and just so happened to have all the ingredients to do a half recipe so I've got it in the oven right now.

That's the picture they had on the website above, not my picture.  I don't really like sticking weeds on top of my dessert to try and improve the look of it.  But maybe one of these days I will try it, who knows maybe that makes all the difference in the world as to how well you enjoy the dessert.  Personally I'm not a fan of garnishing or fancy plating.  It is so sad when you are at a 5star restaurant and they bring out this super awesome looking dessert thats about the size of a kiwi, on a plate the size of a turkey.  They always drizzle the plate with chocolate syrup or something...i'm thinking "dude, drizzle that on the food, or in my mouth or something."  Haven't you ever just wanted to lick the plate after finishing those two bites?  You know what...I think next time I'm in that predicament I am gonna do just that.  I'm going to pick up my plate and lick the hell out of it.  I'm gonna get my money's worth.

Random again.  Anybody think I might have ADD?  Thought I was going to outgrow that but I guess not.

So as I'm typing I am smelling my "pie" in the oven.  Imagine this....a kitchen with 2 ovens in it.  The first one has cinnamon toast that is just starting to caramelize and turn gooey.  Oven number 2 has the "butter flavored crisco chocolate chip cookies with double the vanilla" just starting to plump up and brown.  If you can let your mind create that, well that is what I'm smelling right now.  It's so much better than the smoked cheesecake I made last night.

What I like about this recipe.... It is really quick and easy, not too many ingredients.  Of course I doubled the vanilla and I did use Mexican Vanilla.  Actually I used some contaminated Mexican vanilla.  It was a Christmas present from my nanny-in-law.  She put some vanilla from her 5 gallon jug (exaggerating) into a spice jar she had.  I haven't asked her what the spice was, but it contaminated my vanilla and gives me some interesting results.  The first time it got used was on some gingerbread house icing my mother was making with my niece and nephew.  Total failure, it tasted awful.  I was scared it was a lost cause, that the good deed was in vain and her vanilla would have to be thrown out.  Unfortunately I was running low on the McCormicks (or however you spell it) so when I was making a pioneer woman frosting I was forced to use the contaminated brew. The frosting was for her chocolate chip cookie sweet rolls, its a cream cheese frosting.  I don't know what nanny-in-law did but the flavor of that vanilla was like a splash of Heaven poured into a bowl of cream cheese and powdered sugar.

The pan is out of the oven and I've poured on the honey, now all I have to do is wait a couple of hours to cool and then eat it.

Gotta go to small group now, so I'll let you all know how it tastes!