Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lemon Cheesecake Squares

I get why people get very into do-it-yourself projects. The satisfaction of doing something right AND doing it yourself is very gratifying. I recently did a bunch of yard work and while I was working on it I found a new very high respect for people that do landscaping for a living. Wow, it is hard work! And it's finicky. You can tell when you don't edge a garden bed in a straight line or when you add too much dirt and you create humps in a flowerbed. How high maintenance is that!? 

But, once it's done, man does it ever feel good. Well, I don't feel good because my body is so sore that I can't walk, but seeing the final product feels good. I'm glad that gardening is only happening once a year. Right? 

Please lie to me if it is still going to require more work.

A few fun facts that I realized about mulch:

1. It smells delicious. Or whatever type I had did. It smelled like a cross between cedar and spearmint. It was lovely.

2. It looks like pulled pork. Which kind of grossed me out at first.

3. Do not eat it, no matter how good it smells, and how similar it looks to pulled pork. Luckily I am not speaking from experience.

So what is something that smells delicious, looks tasty and soft, and tastes good (and you should eat)? Lemon Cheesecake Squares. Yes, the gratification of completing your DIY project is pretty nice. But who says the rewards should stop at that feeling?

So happy together!

Always be nice, and share your treats! You never know when someone will return the favour.

Lemon Cheesecake Squares (adapted from How Sweet Eats)

1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup cream cheese
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp coconut extract
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/2 cups coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a 9x9 square cake pan with parchment paper.

2. Cream butter, cream cheese and honey together until fluffy. Add 4 egg whites and beat until smooth. Add vanilla, coconut extract and zest and combine until mixed.

3.Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the dry ingredients, mixing well. Add the lemon juice and milk and beat until thoroughly mixed.

4. Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely.

5. Carefully cut into squares. They will be delicate.


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    1. I am not sure they would survive the mail, but I could always try!