28 March 2011

Happy Birthday Cheesecake to me!

In an early celebration of my birthday on March 29th, Tom and I created a New York Cheesecake to lure friends over to our house. With 5 slabs of cream cheese, sugar, lemon and orange zest and a buttery crust, it measured in at 3.5 inches thick and 96% fat.  On top of that, we made some fresh whipped cream with lime zest, and to top it, candied lemon swirls handcut and sugar-fried by tom mosher The recipe (my new favourite cheesecake recipe) is here: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/New-York-Cheesecake-102592.

A wee cocktail party accompanied the cheesecake...sidecars, old-fashioneds, whiskey sours, manhattans, board games, then a late-night winter game of bocce in the park across the street! A great gathering with my boy tom and our good friends! 

It aint so bad to be older. You just find more people to love!