I usually bake the snack for student teaching on Monday evenings. This week, however, there was too much pressure resting on the final treat...by Tuesday evening I still had not decided what to make! It was the lovely Lauren Lydiard who finally brought clarity to my snack-time vision. "Cream cheese!" she called out when I asked her what she'd want for her final sweet. I thought back to the mini cheese cakes I made for Theatrix! earlier this year. It was settled...Paula Deen, here we come.
Who doesn't love biting into a chocolatey surprise? Paula Deen's recipe for Peanut Butter Cheese Cake Minis is a salty, sweet & tasty way of having your cheese-cake and your candy too. That girl knows how to take decadent ingredients and weave them together in a way that is pure genies! I've said this before and I'll say it again, I love Paula's recipes for desserts. Come on kids, she's the Queen of butter & sugar...she can do no wrong when it comes to sweet. At least most of the time ;)
There's nothing like a batch of cheese-cake minis to sweeten the 'Goodbye' of four beautiful years together. As the weeks of college wind down more & more baking will be %163 necessary to keep my spirits up. For now, take a peek at some of the gorgeous peeps who have been chowin' down on weekly snack since the beginning of the semester. Above...the beautiful & talented Ms. Emily Weidenbaum. Her boyfriend Max Sobell has a new blog, The Cave, check it out.
The always adorable & artistic Lisha Brown eat her mini-cheese cake with the same excitement she brings to all of her actions. Geez my friends make sweets look so good!
Thanks for an awesome class. When we're all in our separate places next year we can makes these in our apartments and eat them together via ichat. Enjoy!
Paula Deen's Peanut Butter Cheese Cake Minis
[recipe from Paula Deen & The Food Network online]