And Just Like That...

Monday, May 16, 2011

He goes from babe to man. He even lit his own birthday candles...
It is so easy when they have favorites. Boy likes cheesecake. Girl likes cherry pie. Husbandly likes, well anything.

This is the easiest cheesecake recipe in the world. Really.

Two packs softened cream cheese
One can sweetened condensed milk
8oz sour cream
1cup whipping cream
A bit of lemon zest and a few squeezes of lemon juice
Vanilla, Cardamon or Saffron can be added for flavor(or whatever you like)
Mix until smooth in mixer

1.5 packs of graham crackers, pulsed in food processor until it resembles sand
Handful of nuts, your choice pulsed with crackers
Enough butter to wet graham cracker/nut mixture(it should look like wet sand)
Add a good shot of Almond Extract(or anything you prefer)
Pat evenly into pan, cook at 325 for 15 minutes

Pour cream cheese filling into crust
Cook at 350 for 45 mins, or until center is somewhat firm

I like to add a saffron whipped cream on top if I didn't use it to flavor the cheesecake. Saffron Whipped Cream is Amazing. Really. Crumble a few strands of Saffron into the cream, with a bit of sugar.
For the birthday boy, I just used cherries and vanilla whipped cream, because that is what he likes.