Posted in Baking, Cheesecake, Dessert, Entertaining, tagged bittersweet chocolate, cheesecake, chocolate, cream cheese, ganache, honey on April 22, 2016|
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Hannah graduates from SDSU in a couple of weeks and it was her last day working in our group. Sticking with tradition, we had a food day—no nuts, no peanut butter. Hannah loves chocolate and deep dark chocolate cheesecake with honey ganache is irrefutably the most decadent chocolate dessert I make. And eat.
Perhaps it was the cool air breezing through the kitchen window when I opened the oven door, or maybe I overbeat the batter like a cheesecake novice that I am not.
But no matter what it was, the crack in my cheesecake made the perfect cranny for the ganache to nestle into like a silk scarf tucked into a cashmere coat.
Candid iPhone picture while slicing the cheesecake
I’m hoping I can make the same mistake again. And again. And again.
Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cheesecake with Honey Ganache is on foodnetwork.com. I’ve used the recipe since 2013 when I shared it in Save the bees, make chocolate cheesecake with honey ganache. I use the ganache recipe for a lot of my desserts because I like to use locally-harvested honey instead of corn syrup.
Don’t be afraid to add the coffee to the filling and to the ganache. Just like in Is that coffee in your cookie or just intensified chocolate, coffee simply deepens the flavor of the chocolate.
Sweet mistake wishes,
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Posted in Baking, Dessert, South Dakota, tagged baking, Buy local, cheesecake, chocolate, entertaining, honey, honey farms on September 1, 2013|
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Honey bees in the Dakotas are cold and disappearing. It’s not known yet how the honey slowdown will affect prices next year. But there is something you can do to support the little buzzers that are spending the last days of summer fanning feverishly to make millions of pounds of nature’s sticky liquid sweetener. Buy a couple of jars (honey has a long shelf life) and make it a staple in your weekly meal and dessert planning. You can start with this rich auburn-colored cheesecake drenched in sweet honey chocolate ganache.
Although I’ve only made this recipe twice — a wedding a couple of years ago and our Perry family reunion this summer — it’s at the top of my list when people ask me for my favorite, richest chocolate cheesecake.
I am especially delighted to use locally harvested honey from Adee Honey Farms, located in my dad’s home town of Bruce, South Dakota. The town’s annual festival is even called Honey Days. [Sticky] Sweet, huh?
To learn why there is a honey slowdown this year, read Cool temps hamper Dakota honey production featuring Adee Honey Farms on TwinCities.com via Pioneer Press.
Get the recipe for Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cheesecake on FoodNetwork.com. I use the prepared coffee method. If you bake them in mini cheesecake pans, reduce the temperature to 275° and reduce the baking time to 20-25 minutes or just until set.
The National Honey Board has a load of great recipes on their website. (Tip: When you click on a category on the left-hand side, you’ll see a Show Recipes+ at the top, right-hand side. Click that and it will drop down with all the clickable recipes.) You can hang out with the National Honey Board on Facebook and Twitter (@NationalHoney) and you can easily pin honey recipes from their Pinterest board.
What are your favorite ways to use honey?
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This post is NOT sponsored by the bees or their industry. I like honey. I like to buy local. In the past, my sister and her husband let Adee Honey Farms place hives on their property near Bruce, S.D. and in turn they give them big jugs of honey. And my sweet sister shares them with our family.
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