Chef Ottolenghi is my new hero. A food genius with the innate ability to take any vegetable and make it shine in exciting and inventive ways you would never dream possible. Ways that inspire. Not to mention he makes a mean dessert. This is an adaptation of his fried zucchini salad, a pasta salad he serves cold. I served it warm and called it dinner.
The Heavenly Housewife recently issued a cheesecake challenge to bake Ottolenghi’s Caramel and Macadamia Cheesecake. She was inspired to recreate this remarkable cheesecake after trying it at Ottolenghi’s restaurant. A rich and creamy cheesecake topped with soft, gooey caramel and the irresistible crunch of macadamia nut brittle? Umm, o.k…no need to ask me twice!