Clean the Burr Coffee Grinder

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I read about using orange seeds or Minute rice to clean the grinder. I think taking it apart would be better for actually cleaning out the old coffee oils and gunk. My grinder seems to clog a bit and stop grinding the right amount of coffee beans each time. So, I was looking at ways to clean it. A little weekend project. So you’re already on board with the idea that your grinder is critical to making good coffee at home. But…do you maintain it? Crusty, crispy, bean-crumb-filled, coffee-oil soaked grinders can suck the joy out of your brew. A little … Continue…

Mexican Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

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Source: Dulce de Leche Cheesecake : Pati’s Mexican Table INGREDIENTS For the crust: 1 1/2 cups finely ground Maria cookies, vanilla wafers or graham crackers 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing the pan For the cream cheese filling: 1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature 1 14-ounce can La Lechera sweetened condensed milk 3 large eggs, at room temperature For the dulce de leche topping: 1 1/2 cups sour cream 1 14-ounce can La Lechera dulce de leche 1 cup chopped pecans

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Squares

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Dulce de Leche (Milk Caramel)I know that most of the world makes this by boiling the milk inside a closed can, but honestly, that scares the bejesus out of me and according to the Carnation can label I pulled this technique from, is not recommended by them (likely because they do not want to get sued, but still). This method works just as well.Pour one can (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk into top of double-boiler pan; cover. Place over boiling water. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 40 to 50 minutes, or until thick and light caramel-colored.Remove from heat. … Continue…

Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake

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The white chocolate chips are really nice as polka dots on this cake.Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Serves 8 to 10 1 crumb crust (recipe below) 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup heavy cream 8 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), chopped 1/2 cup sour cream 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 4 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla Source: chocolate caramel cheesecake | smitten kitchen