Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Cheesecake
1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
3 – 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Oven Temp ~ 350° Bake Time ~ 55 minutes
Pan Type ~ 9" springform pan

Preheat Oven.

Place chocolate graham cracker crumbs in a medium mixing bowl. Add the sugar and mix well. Melt the butter, pour over crumb mixture. Stir until well blended and press firmly into bottom of pan. In a large mixing bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the eggs one at time beating well after each addition. Add the flour and salt blend until smooth. In a small saucepan melt the chocolate with the cream stirring constantly. Slowly pour melted chocolate into cream cheese mixture while beating on low speed with electric mixer. Stir in orange liqueur. Pour into pan and bake for the allotted time. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool. Melt second amount of chocolate and drizzle over top. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

Serves: 12 - 14

This is just to whet your appetite for our upcoming cookbook. The editing is nearly done and then it will be sent off to the printers. We have almost 200 yummy recipes!!! In just a few weeks it will be time to start taking pre-orders.

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