I hadn’t posted for months, and tonight I post two things. Work has been extra-special crazy lately, and today I had a couple assignments to knock out for AllRecipes.com. It’s an awesome excuse to actually take a breath, go to the store, and make something good.
Today’s second offering is a really decadent but so simple dessert/pastry. This one reminds me of a coffee cake my mom used to buy. I used to have a slice then take sliver after tiny sliver. The slivers don’t count, do they? I hope not because I’ve had about 5 slivers of this beauty tonight.
Think cheesecake meets danish. And all it takes is some crescent roll dough, cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, butter and honey. Half the dough goes on the bottom layer, with a nice spray of PAM under it to ensure it doesn’t stick to the dish. Then a layer of cream cheese whipped with sugar and vanilla, another layer of crescent dough, then spread cinnamon butter on top and bake it for about a half hour. Then when it comes out, drizzle it with honey if you like – I didn’t and it tasted like danish. If you do, it will taste like sopapilla.
What makes this one great is how completely simple it is. A handful of ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now, and about 5 minutes of effort. The hardest part is the waiting.