This week’s choice for Tuesday’s with Dorie was chosen by Anne of Anne Strawberry who picked Tall and Creamy Cheesecake on pages 235-237 of Dorie Greenspan’s Baking cookbook. I had decided to make this for my Christmas get together with the kids. Because Grumpy would be eating it I also I decided to make it a white chocolate flavored cake and top it with red raspberry sauce. What I did:
Instead of the sugar I melted 2 cups of white chocolate chips (I use Giradelli) with 1/4 cup of heavy cream and after tasting I decided to add about 1/2 cup of sugar to the mix.
For the raspberries I had some from mom and dad’s garden in the freezer. They know how much Grumpy loves raspberries so they are generous and give me quite a few raspberries to freeze. I put a quart of the frozen berries in a saucepan and mixed it with about 1/3 cup sugar and brought it to a boil. I then turned the heat off and let the berries sit to cool. These thickened up naturally on their own – something I was happy for because I don’t always like the taste of cornstarch!
I served the berry sauce over the white chocolate yumminess! I know I was a very happy camper!
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