For this week’s Thirsty and Tasty Thursday, I’m featuring white chocolate in honor of Valentines and the great relationship Mother Nature and Ole Man Winter are clearly having >.< I’m all about a great romantic relationship but really I’m ready for Mother Nature to kick Ole Man Winter to the curb.
Hubby and I have no plans for Valentines this year. I’m busy writing for an end of a month deadline getting ready for my 1st writing conference. BUT I may find the time to make this cheesecake ;-p
Lust for Cheesecake
What You Need:
½ cup butter, softened
¾ cup sugar, divided
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla, divided
1 cup flour
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER’S White Chocolate, broken into pieces, melted, cooled
2 cups fresh raspberries
What You Do:
HEAT oven to 325°F.
BEAT butter, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp. vanilla in small bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour until well blended; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Prick with fork. Bake 25 min. or until edge is lightly browned.
BEAT cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add chocolate; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust.
BAKE 55 min. to 1 hour or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Top with raspberries just before serving.
Sex in the Snow
1 1/2 ozs creme de cacao (light)
1 1/2 ozs vanilla vodka
3 ozs white chocolate liqueur
Melted white chocolate
Mix all the ingredients together except the white chocolate. Dip your glass in the melted chocolate.
Do you have any favorite Valentine meals or drinks?
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