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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Photo Thursday/Friday (vol. LXVI) [Shavuot edition]

Few words... lots of pics.  Just the way it should be.

I got a couple of email requests for pictures of my Ersatz Kahlua Chocolate Cheesecake (recipe here), so I had one of my able assistants take a few pictures while it was still a work in progress:

After processing the dessert topping with milk, I added the sugar, ersatz Kahlua, cream cheese... and of course the melted chocolate chips:
Melted_chocolate_chips_1

Once the chocolate and other ingredients are nicely blended it is time to add it to the chocolate butter crumb crust you prepared in your spring-form pan:
Ready_to_add

When you've finished this step it should look something like this:
Added

Toss that in the 'fridge while you whip your heavy cream... and voila (or should I say walla?)!
Finished

Chag Shavuot Sameach!
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Posted by David Bogner on June 1, 2006 | Permalink

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Mmmm! Glockolicious!

Happy Shavuot to you and all the Bogners!

Posted by: Doctor Bean | Jun 1, 2006 6:40:56 PM

Chag Sameach! As a dumb American, I would be remiss if I didn't note the gun in the first picture. How many Americans cook like that?! :)

Posted by: Ezzie | Jun 1, 2006 7:19:38 PM

All of his cooking pictures feature guns!

Posted by: David Gerstman | Jun 1, 2006 7:20:25 PM

Well, that's one way to keep people from licking the beaters and spatula before you finish... :)

Posted by: efrex | Jun 1, 2006 7:31:12 PM

Why is it that the gun in the holster always looks so cool to me, but I could never have a gun in my own house? The dessert looks yummilicious!

Posted by: Tracey | Jun 1, 2006 7:55:00 PM

Gun slinging Baker or Gun Slinging Chef making chopped Liver. You make the call.

Posted by: Jack | Jun 1, 2006 8:11:53 PM

Fess up! Zahava really made the cheesecake...she just let you stand-in for the photo opp!

Posted by: Stacey | Jun 1, 2006 8:14:09 PM

Kahlua (fake or real, it matters not). Chocolate. Mmmmmm.

David, ya rat! This pound of ass-fat's for you. Todah rabah!

Posted by: Elisson | Jun 1, 2006 8:35:19 PM

Whoa- that is some cheesecake! The chocolate crumb crust would have been enough for me... hope everyone enjoys it and a very Chag Shavuot Sameach to you and the whole family!

Posted by: Regina Clare Jane | Jun 1, 2006 9:54:32 PM

Who knew that making cheesecake was such dangerous work. You really don't trust Zahava with your recipes, huh?

Chag Sameach!

Posted by: jaime | Jun 1, 2006 10:23:27 PM

Thank you so much for sharing the recipe; I made one yesterday and it looks delicious (ok, I tasted just a little bit; it was yummy!)

(By the way; I couldn't find anything like 'dessert topping', so I just used 1 cup of thick cream instead. Just in case the fat content wasn't quite high enough in the original... : ) It worked fine.)

I don't think you need to worry that sharing your recipes will mean that people won't feel the need to come and taste the original - post any more recipes like this and i'm coming to live on your kitchen floor!

Merci encore une fois, Monsieur Treppenwitz.

Posted by: zemirah | Jun 2, 2006 1:42:10 AM

P.S. Chag Sameach!

Posted by: zemirah | Jun 2, 2006 1:43:27 AM

My personal favorite is guns and babke...haven't tried guns and cheesecake.

Posted by: Cruisin-mom | Jun 2, 2006 4:42:47 AM

I'm too late I guess... all the good jokes have been taken!!
RATS!

Looks tasty though.

Posted by: Shifra | Jun 4, 2006 7:02:15 AM

How do you handle all the fat in that cheesecake? Not to mention the cholesterol...sugar...oh, never mind! Just one request- could you please make that when I'm around next year with Tonny? Such a culinary masterpiece wouldn't be able to make it in the door in this house...

Posted by: tnspr569 | Jun 4, 2006 8:27:21 AM

So I'm a bit late with this but, could you possibly suggest a substitute for the "dessert topping" ingredient, someone suggested cream, but how much, any help here would greatly appreciated,

Posted by: Jonah | Jun 4, 2006 7:37:43 PM

Doctor Bean (and all you other pundits)... Yes, the first picture was a deliberate replay of my accidental glockflash in the chopped liver pic last year. Glad you noticed.

Ezzie... A long-running joke around here. Thanks for noticing.

David... Doesn't everyone's? :-)

Efrex... True... so true.

Tracey... I have the opposite problem. I hate the look and feel of the thing, but I wouldn't feel safe driving to and from work without it.

Jack... that's right... get it all out. :-)

Stacey... Nope, this was all me.

Elisson... Hey, nobody put a gun to your head and said you had to eat it! :-)

Regina Clare Jane... Thank you, it was yummy.

Jaime... You can never be too careful. ;-)

Zemirah... You have an open invitation. And I think we can do better than the kitchen floor. :-)

Cruisin' Mom... Aren't you the one who went shooting up the town with Robert (Seraphic Secret)?

Shifra... Any joke worth telling is worth telling twice! :-)

tnspr569... It's dietetic. Really.

Jonah... C'mon people... I did some checking around and pretty much every civilized place on the planet sells a powdered mix that when whipped with milk make a whipped cream-like topping. Check your baking aisle. :-)

Posted by: treppenwitz | Jun 4, 2006 7:46:37 PM

Hi Jonah, I used double thick cream; about 1 cup. I'm sure that it's possible to find 'dessert topping' almost everywhere but nobody here had heard of it (although maybe Australia doesn't count as civilised!). The only thing you should be careful of is not to whip up the substituted cream and cream cheese too much (I had a rather frightening premonition of 1lb of inedible butter... but it all worked out fine. Well, better than fine!)

Treppenwitz: Thank you! I'll take you up on that sooner or later!

Posted by: zemirah | Jun 5, 2006 1:28:08 AM

If only it were that simple.

Posted by: Jack | Jun 5, 2006 4:13:40 AM

As much as I'd like to defend Australia, I don't think I can on that one.. good call Zemirah ;)

Posted by: Lucy | Jun 5, 2006 10:18:21 AM

Aaah...that looks yum! Hope you had a wonderful Shavuot!

Posted by: Essie | Jun 7, 2006 3:18:26 AM

Nice! Happy (belated) Shavuot, David!

(The glockflash -- nice term, that -- made me think a bit of misquoting Karate Kid II: "have you ever been attacked by cheesecake?" -- but seriously, I see your point. After a while, one does feel naked without it.)

Now, my question is: what's in the cute leather holster NEXT to the pistol? It doesn't look like a beeper...

kol tuv,
Daniel in Brookline

Posted by: Daniel in Brookline | Jun 9, 2006 7:58:14 PM

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