This was love on a plate and we ALL loved it !
I guess I don't read instructions well because I didn't realize Dorie's
mold had holes on the bottom and that we were supposed to drain this.
(Yes, using the cheesecloth should have been the clue)
I creamed the cheese and added vanilla and creme de cassis and at
this point it looked and tasted delicious. After whipping the heavy cream
and folding it into the cream cheese, I poured the mixture into the bowl
lined with cheesecloth. I thought that when left overnight in the refrigerator
it would firm up but was surprised that it was still pretty soft. However
when I sliced the first piece it did stay together.
I served a small piece to Hubby with Penzey's "Raspberry Enlightenment"
sauce, then another slice with Sarabeth's Cranberry relish and
for myself, I drizzled chocolate sauce on top. Sorry to report that it
was only Hershey's chocolate, but it was delicious all the same.
Dorie said this would keep in the refrigerator for a few days but I
decided to try freezing individual portions for another time.
I'm not sure if this will work out, but I have frozen cheese cake and
whipped cream before so we will see if this works. I will certainly
make this again- it is so delicious.
Love love love love love.
And that is not just because it is Valentine's Day.
This dish was off the charts. Like cheesecake, but lighter.
Seriously quick and easy (especially if you let the Kitchenaid whip up
that heavy cream) and with few, common and inexpensive ingredients.
I got some fresh raspberries and then also made a raspberry coulis from
frozen berries. The sauce was a huge hit as well and I am glad I tempted
the god's by using Splenda instead (I was not sure how this would fair on
the stove top) and it turned out fabulous.
This is one of the best recipes I have tried in a long time, FFWD
or otherwise. A new all time favorite. My hubby loved it and my
younger son and his girlfriend gave it two thumbs up with many
questions about "isn't there anything else in it ?" No one could
believe anything so easy could taste so good. Enough said.
Happy French Friday ~