The synapses in your brain by reflex click the bookmark button before you can even process all the information in said recipe.
That's precisely what happened when I came across a recipe for Fiadone on Epicurious some time ago. And I set about to immediately bookmark and then promptly forget all about it.
My computer unfortunately seems to be the final resting ground for many a recipe. Recipes that were stored with all good intentions and will perhaps never surface from their electronic versions to materialize into real ingredients on my kitchen counter-top.
What can I say? I'm a recipe hog with earnest intentions and too little time.
Ironically, the very fact that I'm out of time today and promised to arrive with dessert in tow at a dinner party is the catalyst by which Fiadone has finally emerged from it's resting ground in my computers drive.
There are some things you should know, Mr. Hubby loves cheesecake. And is therefore not easily pleased when it comes to the above mentioned food and in his case, 'group'.
Secondly, Fiadone is traditionally made with brocciu & any self-respecting Corsican will tell that there is really no true substitute for this freshly made, straight off the farm, cheese.
But I was determined to suffer the wrath of Corsicans everywhere and make Fiadone in my American kitchen using store-bought and therefore very mediocre Ricotta cheese and a slab of goat cheese.
Brocciu it may be not but the combination of goat cheese and ricotta is nothing short of superb. Lemon zest and lemon emulsion if you have it goes a very long way to make up for the lack of broccui and the mediocrity of everything else.
However, brace yourself serving this to a Corsican on two accounts - first get ready for a lecture on why you it's a mortal sin to make Fiadone without broccui and then god forbid you pronounce it bro-choo and not brooch (yup! learned that the hard way!)
Thank goodness, the wine was flowing on this particular night!
All said and done, I'd much rather have a life with Fiadone than one without.
And just as long as I steer clear of any more Corsicans (no offense intended), how we Fiadone, will just have to be our little secret!