March 10, 2015
It’s not that having 1/20th of a slice of Lemon Almond Cheesecake means that you’re eating one pound of cream cheese, 12 egg yolks and 3 cups of sour cream. In fact, 1/20th of a slice (a full half of my daily WW points–15 points, just saying) of this fluffy cheesecake tastes only of almonds and lemon. The texture is completely unsuspecting, and charming–authentically.
I brought this cake with me to a friend’s dinner (it weighed a ton) and we served it with Grappa. At the table sat a strapping 21 year old, his girlfriend and four adults. After eating a full meal, cheese course included, everyone (except me) had a second slice. No one complained about sore bellies. Only 1/4 of the cheesecake remained. I suspect that their son polished it off the next morning. OMG.
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