Monday, 20 August 2012

Bacon and maple syrup cheesecake? Oh dear....

With my main client closing for a week over the August Bank Holiday, I'm hoping to have a spare evening in the next week or so to whip up a new creation. The Husband has been asking for a savoury cheesecake for a while, and inspired by an amazing gelato I has in Sorrento, Italy about 8 years ago I was thinking about ricotta and basil. Delicate flavours, and basil is often served with desserts and strawberry-based edibles, so worth a try.

But my husband really likes bacon. Really likes it.

As do I, and our favourite breakfast is a stack of American-style buttermilk pancakes with crispy rashers and a pot of maple syrup for drizzling (me) or drowning (him). But I have boundaries, and he does not. And the only way I can prove to him the idea is a daft one is to actually make him  a bacon and maple syrup cheesecake and them watch him try to eat it.

I've only found 2 recipes for a bacon cheesecake on t'internet;. One of them includes 3 pounds (!!) of lardons and the other uses bacon dripping instead of butter for the base. So clearly I'm going to have to make up my own.

So come the weekend I may have in the fridge on my first truly revolting and inedible cheesecake.

The things you do for love.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Prayer for Sikhs in Wisconsin and beyond

Tragic new this weekend as six Sikh worshippers were shot dead in their gurdwara (temple) in Wisconsin, US. Too soon to really reflect on and dissect the tragedy, but my thoughts and prayers are with the community there, and Sikhs friends around the world, who are affected by this tragic and necessary attack.