Recipes and essays exploring Southern identity through food and travel

Recipes and essays exploring Southern identity through food and travel

Month: January 2018

Chai-Spiced Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Chai-Spiced Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

If you happen to be stuck inside for the weekend, baking a cheesecake wouldn’t be the worst use of your time. This cheesecake is certainly a labor of love. Allow time for the caramel to set. If you’re really prepared, even make the caramel sauce and the chai-spiced butter the day before. It’s always nice to spread out your baking time, and besides, then your kitchen will smell like warm cinnamon and cloves two days in a row. With a cheesecake at the end of that road, I would call that a win-win.

Kladdkaka, Swedish Chocolate Cake

Kladdkaka, Swedish Chocolate Cake

The first time I made Swedish Chocolate Cake, or Kladdkaka, was three years ago and I used this fantastic recipe from A Cozy Kitchen. I intended to take it to a family get together, but didn’t realize just how incredibly moist and fudgy this cake stays in the center.