As the last few days have gone by, I've watched some of my Most Important Baking Ingredients dwindle. Don't worry--The Most Important Ingredient, flour,--I had plenty of! The ingredients I mean are sugar, eggs and butter. These three things had reached Alarming Levels in my kitchen. Are you wondering what I find to be alarming? One pound of sugar, two eggs and one stick of butter. <---Wait! One stick of butter is Beyond Alarming. Alarming happened last week when I had one pound of butter left. This was downright Terrifying.
Our second car was in the shop and Rick had left me stranded at home. Sure, I could have walked to the grocery store but when you bake at the rate I do grocery stores are for wimps. You've got to buy in bulk! I decided to wait, impatiently, for an opportunity to go to Costco and make do with what I had at home. I spent a good hour combing through my recipe books looking for something that used what I had on hand and sounded appealing. Finally, I found something in a baking book that I haven't opened in years.
Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake Triangles
Cheesecake! Who cared if my birthday is still several months off? I decided that I'd make the Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake Triangles because it would use what I had on hand including the pound of cream cheese that had been begging to be used in something. I would treat myself to a bit of cheesecake and that would take care of the Birthday Cheesecake and One Cheesecake Slip-Up I allow myself a year.
I followed the directions with increasing skepticism. As a serious cheesecake lover who likes it made to certain specifications (mine!) I wasn't liking the way the mixture was shaping up at all. It was thinner than I like to see which is usually indicative of a light fluffy cheesecake and I don't like no stinkin' light fluffy cheesecake. I like a cheesecake that is creamy, thick and SINFUL. If I'm eating cheesecake I don't want it to dance across my tongue; I want to close my mouth and feel its luxurious filling compress and fill my mouth with decadency. I want the sweet taste of guilt to overwhelm my palate.
There was none of that happening with this recipe. And I can't say I'm disappointed. March IS rather early for the One Cheesecake Slip-Up, don't you think?