No-Bake Espresso Chocolate Cheesecake


An easy and delicious recipe for No-Bake Espresso Chocolate Cheesecake! So rich and creamy… it’s hard to stop at one slice.

Yield : 9" cheesecake
author : ashley manila

Ingredients
For the Chocolate Cookie Crust:
  • (1) regular full-size package Oreo cookies, crushed into fine crumbs 
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder 

For the Espresso Cheesecake Filling:
  • 14 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder 
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds (680g/24 ounces) full-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (198g/7 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (53g/1 and 7/8 ounces) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder 
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) heavy cream, at room temperature

For the Espresso Ganache: 
  • 1 and 1/3 cups (226g/8 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (12 ounces) heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (57g/2 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • Espresso beans, for garnish, optional 
  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish, optional 


Instructions
For the Chocolate Cookie Crust:
  1. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan. 

You can visit bakerbynature.com for full instructions.

CREAM HORNS COOKIES (LADY LOCKS)


These Cream Horns (Lady Locks) are a must-have cookie recipe for my family. The flaky crust and creamy filling make them irresistible!

Author: Inspired by Charm

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups 4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (Crisco)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • Clothespins wrapped in foil or lady lock molds

Filling:
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Additional confectioners' sugar for garnish


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the butter, vegetable shortening, and sugar for about 4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Then mix in the egg yolks. Finally, mix in the flour and water until combined. Chill dough for at least 2 hours or overnight.

You can visit inspiredbycharm.com for full instructions.

THE BEST LEMON LOAF WITH LEMON GLAZE


Inspired by the lemon loaf from Starbucks, the best lemon loaf with lemon glaze emanates the perfect balance between sweet and tangy. It is the perfect complement to a warm cup of tea and a good book.

Yield : 1 loaf
Author : A Head of Thyme

INGREDIENTS
FOR THE LOAF:
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (or zest from 1 large lemon)
  • 2 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

FOR THE GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoon lemon juice


INSTRUCTIONS
LOAF:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

you can visit aheadofthyme.com for full instructions.

SAUSAGE ROLLS


Easy, filling and perfect for parties these Sausage Rolls are savory, meaty and full of just the right amount of spices that they are a hit among party guests!

Servings: 24 rolls
Author : Torn a Dough Alli

Ingredients
  • 1 lb sausage
  • 1 17.3 oz 2 pack box puff pastry
  • 2 eggs divided
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbs parsley
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Water


Instructions
  1. Defrost puff pastry according to package directions.

You can visit tornadoughalli.com for full instructions.

EVERYTHING BAGEL DIP


A creamy dip made with everything bagel spice. Serve it with bagel chips.  I dare you to try and leave it alone!

Yield : About 3 Cups
Author : An Affair From The Heart

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 (8 ounce package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix cream cheese with your mixer until smooth. Add in spices and sour cream, beat until combined.

You can visit anaffairfromtheheart.com for full instructions.

PUFF PASTRY BREAKFAST HAND PIES WITH SAUSAGE, EGG AND CHEESE


These Puff Pastry Breakfast Hand Pies have the quintessential breakfast combination of sausage, egg and cheese. Sometimes you just need some classic comfort food. This recipe is very easy to make, and this is a fun and exciting way to use puff pastry for breakfast. 

Serves: 10 hand pies (up to 8-12, depending on the size of puff pastry sheets you use)
Author: The Work Top

INGREDIENTS
  • oil (for cooking)
  • 3 large sausages links (or 200 grams / 7 ounces of sausage meat)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 medium egg - additional, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper (plus extra for topping)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds (plus extra for topping)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt - adjust to taste according to the type of sausage links you use
  • 1-2 sheets puff pastry sheet (320 grams / 11 oz, depending on the brand you use) - thawed and ready to use
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F/ 220°C.

You can visit theworktop.com for full instructions.

CRANBERRY PECAN GOAT CHEESE TRUFFLES


Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles: these festive mini cheese balls only take 15 minutes and are loaded with creamy goat cheese, cranberries and crunchy pecans!

Yield : 18 Truffles
Author : The Novice Chef Blog

INGREDIENTS
  • 10 oz goat cheese
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons honey, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups Fisher Nuts pecan chips, divided
  • 1 cup diced dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a large bowl, beat goat cheese, cream cheese, cinnamon and honey until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup pecan chips, folding to combine. Set aside.

You can visit thenovicechefblog.com for full instructions.