Tuesday, December 21, 2010

3 words: coffee. chocolate. creamcheese. ;)

It's cheesecake, dahlings!!
It happens to the best of us.....dishes waiting for attention...

Here's the recipe, but I'll type it out so you can copy and print it. ;) Or here's a the same recipe, but detailed. :)
2 c Oreos, crushed
4 tbsp and a tsp butter, melted
4 8-oz. cream cheese
1 c sugar
1 1/2 c chocolate chips, melted
1 tbsp vanilla
4 eggs
[optional: 16 Oreos coarsely chopped for topping.]
I ground some coffee beans into the finest powder my grinder could do. :)
Lovely cream cheese. Gosh, I was proud of myself today--hardly had any of the delicious batter.
Most times I OD on it....well, batter of any kind.... ;)
You can also use instant espresso powder, though I used about 1 cup of strongly brewed coffee, and the powder I ground. I didn't use any instant stuff this time.
Oreos!! I love them. I had ....well, only 3 or 4. I promise. Ahem.
Crush those up. 
View of the lovely counter. Heheh. 
Oh yum.
Can I help it that they're so good? Okay, so I ate that naturally-broken half.....
 Crushed up, awaiting some melted butter.
Vanilla. Another one of my favorite things. I always add extra to recipes that call for it. 
Some of the Oreo crust in a small one, for Jen and Craig. ;) ^^Batter, waiting to be poured into that small 6" and a larger one for our family. 
Bake at 325 for about an hour. 
I used 5 cream cheese and 5 eggs, altered it a bit, and it fit into that glass bread pan and the pie pan....I couldn't find our normal-sized cheesecake pan!! Golly. Hate it when things are lost like that. 
Ben said this was a good picture. Heh. :) Black coffee, Mahogany by Caribou. Unforgotten, the book I'm reading. And..my laptop, playing music and getting ready to blog this. 
It's not snowing, but it's foggy.
Here's a more detailed recipe for the cheesecake. I just made it shorter and less detailed because I've made it before. :) So...those of you who want it, here it is.

A friend shared the discovery of Audrey Assad with Anna, so my new favorite song by her is Restless.

6 comments:

CourtneyKeb said...

Sounds yummy!!!

Samantha said...

Yummmmm This is my favorite cheesecake....ok probably my favorite dessert. ;)

Yellow House said...

I am finally stopping by after a long blog break! The recipe looks amazing! I LOVE oreos!!!

Hanna said...

Sitting on the counter is my favorite thing. That is where I would spend hours talking with friends in the kitchen in Ill.

Marisa Hopkins said...

Oh man, I want to sit out your counter, drink coffee, and bake! Looks divine (I don't have sit-on-worthy counters).

YUM, btw. Sounds like it will taste amazing!

Oh Mandie said...

can I just say that my two biggest weaknesses in life are coffee and chessecake. You're killing me with this yummy post!!!!