If you have ever had or even heard of chimichangas before, you might be questioning Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas... Because chimichangas are usually savoury and not sweet, right?! Well, not these little bites of heaven! Vera, over at 'Oh My God Chocolate Desserts' shows us this recipe that busts all paradigms that chimichangas can only be filled with meat and cheese. If you have never heard of a chimichanga and were not even thinking anything of this recipe, a chimichanga is basically a fried burrito that is made all nice and crispy on the outside, and nice and warm and melted on the inside. They are a US southern state take on Mexican cuisine and are very popular down there and at some restaurants across the US and Canada.
These sweet dessert versions of this delicious deep fried delicacy, are filled with cream cheese and strawberries to make it like a cheese cake within a sugar and cinnamon coated burrito... Very nice indeed. You don't need a lot of ingredients to make these little yummy treats either, and could use whatever fruit you had in your kitchen, or even some chocolate instead would be awesome! The filling is all rolled up in the tortilla and then fried to the perfect crispiness and then cooled just enough to dig in!
The author, Vera, says she served her Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas for breakfast one morning and they were all gone in an instant. They would be a nice change from the usual pancake breakfast or french toast breakfasts people always seem to do. Save this one in your favourites or Pin in on your Pintrest board of recipes! You will be glad you have it for future use and to share with others! Head on over to 'Oh My God Chocolate Desserts' by following the link in the description below to get the full recipe!
The first garden strawberry was grown in Brittany, France during the late 18th century. Prior to this, wild strawberries and cultivated strawberry varieties from wild strawberry species were the common source of the fruit. The strawberry fruit was mentioned in ancient Roman literature in reference to its medicinal use. The French began taking the strawberry from the forest to their gardens for harvest in the 1300s. Charles V, France's king from 1364 to 1380, had 1,200 strawberry plants in his royal garden. In the early 1400s western European monks were using the wild strawberry in their illuminated manuscripts. The strawberry is found in Italian, Flemish, German art, and English miniatures. The entire strawberry plant was used to treat depressive illnesses.
Cheesecake is a sweet dessert that consists of usually one or more layers. The main, and thickest layer, consists of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese usually cream cheese or ricotta, eggs, and sugar; if there is a bottom layer it most often consists of a crust or base made from crushed cookies, graham crackers, pastry, or sponge cake.