I’ve been wanting to write this post for a few hours now, but I had to wait until I came out of my sugar coma before I was able. My hunka hunka and baby boy went to a football game today. I spent the day with my baby girl.
I decided to be the best wife ever…at least for today. My morning started right after they hit the road. My kitchen was an immediate disaster.
Bad thing about baking is I always anticipate the mess I have to clean. Yuck!
My hunka hunka often sends me recipes that catch his eye. I evaluate the effort. Since Christmas is near (and I don’t have to do a huge meal), he knows I’ll do special desserts for him. I pulled out two he sent me: blackberry cheesecake and white chocolate pecan fudge. I found a lemon pie recipe, which is one of his favorites. All of these recipes are made from scratch.
I reviewed all of the recipes a million times, as my OCD mind forces me. I started with the lowest temp item, which was the lemon pie. I loved the setup of ingredients. Yellow overload.
The pie came out looking delish. I hope it tastes as good as it looks.
Since the blackberry cheesecake took nearly an hour to bake and the fudge requires no oven time, I figured I would fix the fudge while the cheesecake was baking. This was the first cheesecake I ever made from scratch. Lots of mixing involved. Multiple appliances were used in the making of this dish. ha!
Looked amazing. The blackberries cooked nicely in the syrup. Once everything cooled, I topped the cheesecake and added to fridge to set.
The fudge was a tad cumbersome. I had to pull out my candy thermometer to make sure the sugar cooked to proper temp of soft ball stage. 🙂
Cleaning all the dang pots and pans was more of a struggle than baking my tasty treats. Every time I bake something where I have to boil sugar and clean the pan afterwards, it deters me from doing it next time. I guess that’s why I waited a few years before doing a dessert. It may be another few years before my next one.
The end results left me happy and comatose. The blackberry cheesecake is so so good. The fudge has more of a vanilla taste, but super rich! I haven’t tried the lemon pie yet. That is my hunka hunka’s favorite.
Update: I was happy when my hunka hunka got home and tried everything. I made him a sampler dish. All Hunka Hunka approved. (And he liked the pie!) Recipes at bottom.
Peace out, Trout!
Here are the links to recipes. I don’t believe I strayed too far from them. All made from scratch. All made with love.
White chocolate pecan fudge: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/white-pecan-fudge/