I wanted to make a truly great chocolate cheesecake crust. I mean one that knocks the socks off all bakers, not just gluten-free ones. Crushed Oreos or gluten-free Teddy Grahams were not good enough as far as I was concerned. If you read this blog regularly you’ll know I have a prejudice against store-bought cookies. Just don’t like them. Sue me. So I was left with the conundrum what type of cheesecake should I pair with this amazing crust? I chose to start with Kahlua because, well, yum.
Ever since high school I have been in love with Greek food. My grandparents befriended their new neighbors who happened to be Greek and a whole new world opened up for me. To this day, the wife made the best pastitsio I have ever tasted, either here or in Greece! With that first bite, I heard the angels sing and a lifetime obsession was born.
My husband loves biscotti. Every time we see it on a menu the conversation is the same. “Ooh, biscotti!” And I reply by wrinkling my nose. For years, he has refused to accept that I simply do not want such a delicious treat. It’s absolutely impossible in his mind. And to be fair, I can understand his denial.