Tested in the Wilderness: Willis Tower

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What will you do if you are taken to the United States tallest building in the United States?

Sear’s Tower! (Willis Tower)

Would you go up to observation deck – known as the skydeck –  at 1,353 ft or 412 m to throw yourself down because you cannot have the world’s greatest Cheesecake?

The ledges on the Sears Tower

Maybe not!
But what if Satan test you to throw yourself over a Cheese Bagel at Starbucks Coffee at the Wacker Drive Lobby in Willis Tower, would you consider to obey him?
     
For Satan will tease over to throw yourself over the world for you to obey him. Furthermore he will quote prophets concerning your safety over the matter. As he will quote that angels will keep us safe from indulging our appetites as to worship Satan. Strike your foot in a stone as to even trip over it. This is to commit sin that will not make God happy.
Don’t overstay at Starbucks, you could do the “Everything with Cheese Bagel” of Starbucks Coffee at home…even better….

Homemade Asiago Cheese Bagels

[adapted from both foodnetwork  and king arthur flour ]

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/02/homemade-asiago-cheese-bagels/

makes 12-15 bagels

10-12 ounces freshly grated asiago cheese

2 cups warm water

2 packets active dry yeast

2 tablespoons honey

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 cups bread flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon brown sugar (for the water bath)

vegetable oil for brushing

In the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine water, yeast and honey, stir to combine, then let sit until foamy, about 10-15 minutes. Once foamy, gradually add in salt, 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 2 cups of bread flour with the mixer on low speed. After 5 minutes or so, if the dough is still sticky, add the remaining bread flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and mix until combined. Remove the dough from the bowl (it should be thick and stiffer than most yeast breads) and knead a few times with your hands, forming it into a ball. Add the remaining all purpose flour if the dough is still sticky.

Brush a large bowl with oil and place the dough inside, turning to coat. Cover and let rise in a warm place (I turn on my oven and set it on top) until it’s double in size – about 1 hour.

Once doubled, punch down the dough and place it on your counter, using a little more flour if needed to prevent it from sticking. Divide the dough into 12 pieces (I actually got 15) that are 2.5-3 ounces each. Using your kitchen scale here is priceless! Rolls the dough into balls, then places on an oiled baking sheet, cover and let rise for 30 minutes. At this time, grate your cheese and place it in a large bowl.

After 30 minutes, fill a large pot with water and add brown sugar, letting it come to a boil. While the water is heating up, take each round of dough and poke a hole straight through the middle, twirling it gently on your finger to create the bagel “look.” Place back down on the baking sheet and let rest for 10-15 minutes, while the water comes to a rolling boil.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. If needed/desired, grease another baking sheet. I did this as I found it was easier to place the bagels on.

Once boiling, add 3-4 bagels at a time. Let cook for 2 minutes on one side, then using the end of a wooden spoon, flip the bagel and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove bagels one at a time and place in the bowl of asiago cheese, turning to coat and lightly pressing to adhere. Transfer to the greased baking sheet for final baking and repeat. Once all the bagels (or as many that can fit on your sheet) are finished, place in the oven and bake for 28-35 minutes. I began checking mine after 20 minutes just to ensure that they cheese wasn’t burning. It never burnt, but it did get golden and delicious!

Let bagels cool completely before serving, then toast or eat as desired.

[Note: I did try making the "starter" as noted in the king arthur recipe three times, and all three times I did not like the result of my bagels. This basic recipe without a starter or sponge is what worked best for me.]

You could even have a simple Baked Cheesecake at home in mere minutes.

Baked Cheesecake

http://www.momswhothink.com/cheesecake-recipes/baked-cheesecake-recipe.html

Ingredients:

Crust:

2 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling:

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
Dash of salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Topping:

2 Tbsp. sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

1. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter, press into buttered 8 inch pie plate to form crust on bottom and sides.

2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add in lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, milk, salt and vanilla.

3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour filling into crust.

4. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until set.

5. Combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar, sour cream, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla; spread over top of cheesecake then bake for 10 minutes longer. Chill for 5 hours or more before serving.

Do not let Satan lure you in throwing yourself to pleasure just to test God to send His angels concerning you, to lift the bread up by

Some typical biological leaveners:

Gas bubbles or carbon dioxide in your dough may lead you to become ill with cancer, sin is like cancer. Noli Me Tangere (touch me not), sin of society is  the prevalent corruption of the government and the church.

Jesus even said “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” Do not test the Spirit by accumulating sins that will it unhappy.

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