Okay, I have to be honest here and confess something to you: I am not domestic. Not at all. When other girls my age cook, I order in. When they bake, I swing by a bakery. I burn popcorn, toast, etc. No matter how easy it is, I can mess it up. Really.
Another thing: I don't like being bad at anything. Now, I had almost resigned myself to being a failure in the kitchen, a Martha-Stewart-dropout. But, out of pure stubbornness, I decided to sign up for the monthly Daring Bakers challenges. (Also, I have noticed that the baker friends I have tend to have better treats to munch on, which was further motivation.)
Making little balls out of squishy cheesecake made some of my Type-A craziness come out. I could not get those darn little blobs blobs to look like balls. Josh says the blobbiness as opposed to perfect spheres gives them character. I didn't know my cheesecake needed character, but hey, I'll go with it.
Next came the chocolate sauce. I had to test it a lot. You know, just to be sure it was good.
Dipping the blobs into the choclatey goodness...
And, ta-da! The finished product! Even though they may not be pretty or perfectly symmetrical, I must admit, they are delicious!
Overall, I think the recipe was good. It was a challenge (because, hey, everything in the workld of baking/cooking is challenging to me). The taste is outstanding. The only problem? Those little sticks make them less portable than your average baked goods, making sending them to school with Josh to share with his students more challenging. Ah well, more for me!