Mini Oreo and salted caramel cheesecake
French people like to kiss.
Now, don’t you get the wrong idea! I’m just talking about innocent ‘hey, how are you?’ kind of kisses on the cheek. Of course they kiss their loved ones. But they also kiss their colleagues, and although this isn’t common in every company, I’ve seen cashiers kissing each other when taking over a shift in the supermarket for example. Or when meeting friends of friends. Where a simple handshake will do in the Netherlands, over here, I kiss them without hesitation.
Even kids kiss each other when they meet at school. And I mean they repeat this every single morning, not just after the school holidays!
I think it’s cute, and where Dutch kids (mostly boys) all seem to reach a certain age where they stop kissing their family because it’s gross, the French ones kiss everyone. Even people they don’t know. Which is kind of great because there’s never an awkward moment, everyone just always knows what to do. Well, that is, when it comes to kissing people.
When it comes to baking, I’ll admit don’t always know what I’m doing. But I usually have enough faith in the end product (or, in how I hope the end product will taste) to go ahead and just do it. That was definitely the case with these mini Oreo and salted caramel cheesecakes. I literally woke up with the idea and I knew they would be good.
I know salted caramel was all the rage in 2012, so it’s probably hopelessly outdated now. BUT, they taste just so very good, it would be a shame not to give you the recipe.