Make a Souffle Cheesecake with Just Three Ingredients

Her oven talks?!

Q: Isn’t this pretty much a pavlova, swapping the cream for cream cheese (and obviously not filling it)?

A cheesecake is nothing like a pavlova, at all. Cheesecakes are more or less dense and creamy textured, but a pavlova is crisp and hollow. I’ve never known a pavlova to have cream in the meringue portion. We must be talking about two different things.

But this isn’t really like a cheesecake either…

Transform Your Hot Chocolate by Simmering It With a Banana Peel

You’ve probably had a hot chocolate recently. And it probably came from an envelope. Today, we’re going to push that envelope. We’re going to push it far, far away.

The gold standard hot chocolate recipe is creamy, sweet, and a little rich. It’s almost perfect as is, but it can get better. Much better. Here are eight ways how.

Source: 8 Things You Can Do To Make Your Hot Chocolate Better Right Now

For lactose-intolerant, stir up your own hot cocoa mix with:

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder mixed with
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice optional

You can reduce the sugar a bit to taste. 2 1/2 tablespoons of this stirred into a cup of hot lactose free milk or soy milk or almond milk or whatever makes a wonderful, winter treat!

Think You Hate White Chocolate? Try It Caramelized to Add Deep, Complex Flavor

Caramelized white chocolate is a mind-blowingly simple and delicious technique that will silence all the alleged white-chocolate haters out there. The process, which we use in these Coconut-Lime Snowballs, involves melting white chocolate in the oven on a rimmed baking sheet and cooking it at a low temperature (between 200° and 250°) until the sugars caramelize. The final flavor is surprisingly complex and nutty, somewhere between dulce de leche, butterscotch, and caramel.

Source: Think You Hate White Chocolate? Caramelize It

It’s not even chocolate to begin with…

“Meat Glue” And Other Icky Stuff In The Imitation Food Items You Eat

You already knew that the crab in your lunch roll wasn’t really crab — but you probably didn’t know about all the other kinds of imitation foods you eat all the time. From faux wasabi to milk and olive oil that’s partly made up of additives, these are the weird ingredients in the fake foods you eat.

Source: “Meat Glue” And Other Icky Stuff In The Imitation Food Items You Eat

I’ve covered some of the stuff in the past:

Study: Truth About Chocolate Cravings

A recent study took people experiencing chocolate cravings and gave them varying degrees of relief. Some were given chocolate. Some were given white chocolate – which is made with cocoa butter and doesn’t have the chemicals in regular chocolate. Some were given little pills containing all the chemicals they’d get in a piece of chocolate. Some were given nothing.

Only one of those groups had their cravings totally alleviated.

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