I would never have thought of putting these two delectable treats together to create one memorable dessert. But that’s exactly what happens when you combine Greek Baklava with New York cheesecake. What you get is a delicious, creamy cheesecake filling in a sweet and crunchy phyllo dough cup. The individual servings can be made in a cupcake pan, but are much more suited for muffin tins. Got a special event coming up? The Baklava Cheesecake Cups, with their sweetened raspberries and sugared rosemary twig garnish will provide the wow factor on your dessert plate both in flavor and presentation!
light corn syrup
It was by far one of the most popular television segments I’ve ever done. In fact, I received requests for several years after a baking segment we aired about Old Fashioned Lace Cookies. Now, as I was enjoying a hot summer day indoors, happily lost in a good book (one of my antique cookbooks, Mary Margaret McBride’s Encyclopedia of Cooking), I stumbled across the recipe for one of the most unexpectedly simple and elegant cookies of all time. I’m struck once again (as I am so often while researching your heirloom recipes) at the clever inventiveness of this creation. A little corn syrup, a little butter, brown sugar, some chopped nuts, and into the oven they go, teaspoonfuls of caramel-colored globs. But in no time at all, out come beautiful and bubbling discs of sugared antique lace! I love this recipe for a lot of reasons. I love it because it’s easy. I love it because it always has such a surprise finish. And I love it because you do. Please give these Old Fashioned Lace Cookies a try and let me know how you like them! They are wonderful served by themselves or piped with your favorite filling.