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                GHIRARDELLI BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 46   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes                      Chocolate
                 Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Mari Bugar-TKMS83E
                         -----CRUST-----
      1/4  cup           Butter
    1      package       Oreos
                         -----CHEESECAKE-----
    2 1/2  cup           Sugar
   43      ounce         Cream cheese (Yes -- 43!)
    5                    Eggs
   32      ounce         Ghirardelli bittersweet
                         chocolate (NOT SEMISWEET!)
   20      ounce         Sour cream
    1      tablespoon    Vanilla
    2      tablespoon    Bailey’s Irish Cream
    2      tablespoon    Ghirardelli ground chocolate
                         If unavailable -- use cocoa
 
 CRUST: Mix in food processor. Press into 13 inch springform pan.Set aside.
 CHEESECAKE: Melt chocolate in double boiler, stirring frequently. Set aside.
 
 Beat cream cheese with hand mixer until smooth.
 
 Gradually add sugar. Beat until smooth. Add one egg at a time, beating after
 each egg. Fold in sour cream, melted chocolate, ground chocolate, vanilla and
 Bailey’s. Stir until even consistency. Pour into crust.
 
 Bake at 350 F until set, approximately 2 hours for 13". chill thoroughly.
 
 Serves 46 This is ungodly rich. Serve in very small wedges.
 
 Even heavy eaters can't eat much at once, and I have seen a lot of this get
 thrown away because the person couldn't finish.
 
 Don't substitute semi-sweet chocolate or milk chocolate for the bittersweet.
 
 
 
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