Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Fwoodie Tawk

Substitution is an evil word. I should know as I have just substituted for the most evil group of middle schoolers on the face of the earth. So, lets pretend that the real vanilla left because she washaving a baby and I (the imitation vanilla substitute) decided to come in and add flavor to the souffle. Then, all of the eggs with their ipods and headphones decided to gang up on me, the imitation vanilla substitute, and create utter chaos! It was all a big deflated souffle. Do you get what I'm saying? Do you? You crazy foodies....I knew you would understand. Now, here is a cheesecake with no substitutes.

Mandarin Cheesecake (This makes a small cheesecake)
3/4 C crushed graham crackers
2 1/2 T butter-melted
2 T sugar

Mix and bake for 5 minutes at 325 degrees

1/4 C sugar
1 1/2 t lemon juice
8 oz cream cheese
1.2 t vanilla
1 egg

Put filling in prepared crust and bake 25 minutes at 325 degrees.

For Topping
Juice of 1 11oz can Mandarin oranges
1/3 cup orange juice
1 T cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
1 drop red food color and 1 drop yellow

Bring to a boil for 1 min
Place your Mandarin oranges around the edge of the cake and pour your topping in the center covering the entire cake.

Chill for 2 hours and enjoy

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