Category Archives: Dessert



Cheesecake is one of the few deserts that my girlfriend goes crazy for, so I decided to treat her to this recipe. The deserts of this book haven’t always been the greatest, however I believe this ranks as a first class cheesecake (from Philadelphia no less). I found that it was a little soft in the center. Not sure if that is how the recipe was constructed or if it was a flaw in the baking process of my oven. I might bake it for 2 hours instead of an hour and a half next time. But a great recipe no matter what.

Boccone Dolce (Sweet Mouthful)


Calling this a cake is a somewhat generous term. It’s really just an excuse to eat an obscene amount of whipped cream with strawberries and chocolate, held together by three layers of merengue. It is delicious though. Nothing strange or exotic about these flavour pairings, just a classic winner. Would I do it again? Why not. The only hiccup I had was that my merengue took longer to set than the recipe allotted for. Strange, because normally my oven runs hotter than the Prices. The result was that the merengue didn’t come cleanly off the wax paper and I ended up with three mangled layers for the cake.