no, no bitches today

I have to figure out helium use in the future, okay? I'm busy. At least I stopped trying to write fluff and am working on another story about a lost person. Whoopee!

I can't manage to bitch, so here's the cheesecake.

Crust 1 9-ounce box chocolate wafer cookies
6 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
7 tablespoons hot melted unsalted butter

Ganache 1 1/2 cups whipping cream (I have better luck with heavy cream, don't know why)
20 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup KahlĂșa or other coffee-flavored liqueur

Filling
4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/3 cups sugar2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons dark rum (or Kahlua! Hey, it's for Beth, right?)
2 tablespoons instant espresso powder or coffee crystals
2 tablespoons ground whole espresso coffee beans (medium-coarse grind)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract2 teaspoons mild-flavored (light) molasses
4 large eggs
Topping1 1/2 cups sour cream1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Espresso coffee beans (optional)

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Or how about this one.

Comments

  1. Have you made this, Kate? You aren't just blowing ganache up my ass, are ya?

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  2. Yeah, what Doug said

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  3. I haven't made the cake. I do ganache all the time--it's standard frosting in this house. I add a bit of butter to ours.

    I have made enough cheesecakes in my life to know when a recipe looks bogus and this looks about right.

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  4. Doug? the ganache up your ass thing? It's disturbing. . . (but I'm wondering if it could be incorporated into a story somehow).

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  5. Last Tango in Paris already did it.

    Oh, wait. THAT was a stick of butter.

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