A few weeks ago, I had the best surprise of my life. My boyfriend (who lives in London) collaborated with my best friends and visited me three months earlier than I expected him to. He had a business trip in California; not only surprised me with a visit on his way out, bu he would be stopping on his way back to London as well. Boyfriend of the century, am I right?
As soon as he left for California, I decided that I needed to surprise him. As we all know, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so baking seemed appropriate. While most people are addicted to Pinterest, I’m addicted to Buzzfeed Food. I came across a recipe for Churro Cheesecake and decided that the lovechild of my two favorite desserts was the way to go. You will need:
- 2 cans crescent dinner rolls
- 2 pkg. (16 oz) cream cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sugar (1/2 for the filling, 1/2 for the cinnamon sugar coating)
- 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, use a mixer and beat softened cream cheese, vanilla, a slightly beaten egg, and 1/2 cup of the sugar until smooth. This will be your cheesecake filling. I doubled the sugar of the original recipe for a sweeter filling. Then, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of the sugar with the cinnamon in a separate bowl.
Next, grease a 9×11 baking dish and sprinkle half of your cinnamon sugar mixture evenly along the bottom. Roll out the cans of crescent rolls onto parchment paper. Be sure to smooth out all of the pre-cut ridges and make sure that they are sealed. Put one crescent roll on top of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Spread the cheesecake filling on top and carefully lay the other crescent roll on top like a sandwich.
Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture evenly on top of the dough, Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown and flaky. This recipe is adapted from The Recipe Critic. Churro cheesecake was a huge hit with my boyfriend (and my roommates).