Well, my hopes and dreams for a new creation were dashed with a busy week and a missing ingredient. My perfectionism creeps in demanding a particular cocoa powder that cannot be found at the commissary.
So I will instead feature a delicious Cappuccino Cheesecake that was fantastic. Again this recipe comes from the Junior's book.
It went very easily and does not require much more than an original New York from last week.
(Grated chocolate curls on top with some coffee beans)
The change that pushed this one over the top, too rich to finish, OH MY! delicious was the crust. I thought and fretted asking for input for that special thing. A friend came to my rescue and after a trip to the store I found something to work.
I used these cookies, ground up, add melted butter, and 2 tablespoons of Amaretto. 10 minutes in the oven and an amazing crust appeared.
I attempted this one a second time but the cookies could not be found. I did find a very delicious almond thin gourmet cookie and did not add amaretto (none to be found at home in TX). It was delicious but not WOW which is what I usually aim for when baking.
(Please forgive my picture taking ability. I am working on it.)
Now to the store for that cocoa. It must be made!