Thursday, April 14, 2011

Unfolding another Recipe

I am scheduled to make the baked goods for the adult table at our homeschool co-op tomorrow.  I told my friends I'd make cinnamon cheesecake squares.  When I taught a cheesecake class at our 4H group last semester, it was the last recipe we made before the class was over.  I was told by one of the mom's a few days later that "it was to die for."  I cannot take the credit, as I found the recipe on the internet.  So, before I give you the recipe, let me give you the website where I found it,

Leslie's Cinnamon Cheesecake Bars

2 8-oz. tubes crescent roll dough
2 8-oz packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Layer 1 package crescent rolls on bottom of an ungreased 9x13-inch pan (press it to fit).  Mix cream cheese and 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Add to top of crescent rolls.  Layer the second package of the crescent rolls to fit on top.  Melt margarine.  Pour over top.  Mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.  Sprinkle on top.  Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Yield: 24 bars

*I use reduced fat crescent rolls and only 6 tablespoons of butter instead of 8 (1/2 cup).

These really are so good it'll be hard to eat just one.  There are a lot of calories in them, though.  You can't say I didn't warn you!

Word of the Day

There are a lot of different and interesting words in the W section of the dictionary.  Today's word is:

wunderkind: a child prodigy

It is from German and is pronounced like 'voon-der-kint.

Were you a wunderkind?  Do you know a wunderkind?  Do you think they know what the word, wunderkind, means?