Monday, June 9, 2014

Dessert, the best part of some meals

We had a dinner date Saturday night and we were in charge of dessert. This one,  fresh off of Pintrest,  looked promising and it was. Delicious and light it was a big hit. Of course the meal was fantastic as Matt has a way with a steak. The salad was non stop eating and we made pigs of ourselves. But the dessert, well that was kind of unexpected. Very nice and here is how it goes:

Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Tart

1 puff pastry sheet
pint of fresh raspberries
4 oz cream cheese
1/3 c sugar
2 T heavy cream
1/3 c lemon curd (Trader Joe's)
1/3 c raspberry preserves heated
egg yolk/1 Tb water  egg wash
Decorative clear sugar crystals
Powdered sugar

Consider doubling the filling recipe above as I did.

Roll out pastry to 11 x 13 or so. Score 3/4 inch from the edge, wet lightly and fold over itself. Prick the bottom with a fork and paint with the egg wash, sprinkle with sugar. Place on a baking pan lined with parchment and  bake 425 for 10-15 minutes.

Mine puffed big time in the middle but was easily deflated and pressed down with a spoon. Allow to cool completely.

Mix softened cream cheese, cream, lemon curd and sugar. (The recipe called for this much but I doubled this and it filled nicely). Fill the pastry shell. Top with raspberries and drizzle over the jam. Top it all off with powdered sugar. Chill till ready to serve.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


It's not like we haven't been eating. I just haven't ate anything noteworthy. Well, with a minor exception, we hit Nichola's again in the Old Market area for an anniversary dinner with good friends.

Gads I hope I am not as big as I look in this photo but we had a great meal here again. Moderately priced and delicious Italian food. Fresh and frankly too much for me to finish, I took half of it home. 

We spent the rest of the weekend out at Brenda's folks and had a nice visit and a Birthday party to attend. The drive home was peppered with bad weather typical for this time of year but we mostly beat the storm back to Omaha. We both had our leftovers from Friday. Hopefully I will be cooking again in a few weeks after I get my legs back under me again. Meanwhile I will have plenty of time to research some recipes and make some new things.


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