oreo cheesecake again

this oreo cheesecake was made for yanyan, my sunday school teacher that will be leaving us. i wasn’t there for the farewell party cause i had a running race (don’t ask :S), so i didn’t get to taste the cake.

the orginal recipe only has two layers-vanilla and oreo, but to make a bigger cake i adapted the recipe and added a third chocolate cheese layer and a chocolate ganache glaze to make the cake look neater.

the lettering was done with some leftover white chocolate ganache from sandwich cookies i did earlier. and do the letters look like they’re piped from a tube of mayonnaise? i think they do :P! my piping skills are bad, so i can only do big, bold letters 😦 the fish at the bottom was orignally a failed smiley face hahah.

but i like the border of silver dragees and red sugar hearts 🙂

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April 5, 2008. cheesecakes, chocolate. Leave a comment.

mango cheesecake

made this to use up some of the mangoes mum bought. they were really sweet after letting them ripe for a few days 🙂 this was really easy to whip up, and it was yummy too. only thing is that i think that there wasn’t enough mango flavour in the filling, but i already used the 3 mangoes i had left on hand – one for the cheese filling, one diced and mixed into the cheese and one for the jelly topping.

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i planned to use mango jelly for the topping, but parknshop ran out of mango flavoured jelly powder! argh, so i had to use orange instead, which resulted in this overly-bright colour that sort of hid the mango slices on top. :S an important note is that you must add the jelly in two batches, as the mango slices are likely to float around, and the first layer of jelly helps ‘stick’ them down.

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March 28, 2008. cheesecakes, fruit, sweet. 1 comment.

happy new year!

made a no bake oreo cheesecake to celebrate. recipe from here.

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spot the difference 😀
answer: the ‘fook’. my sis said i should pipe it on to celebrate chinese new year (which is ike 5 weeks later?!?) anyway. i liked the flavour, but it was a bit too creamy so the cheese flavour was kind of lost. i think i’ll user 200ml next time. otherwise, it was pretty good. the cookies not in the cheese mixture added a bit of contrast to the smooth filling. yes, the decor is not good, i know…must practise more!

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January 2, 2008. cheesecakes, sweet. 1 comment.

chocolate post – cheesecake & cookies

So, during my food tech lesson, i made cheescakes with different types of chocolate. it’s a coursework project…

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what they looked like before baking. too busy w/ taste testing afterwards, no pics of the finished product 😦

for 4 small ones, or one large (maybe a 17cm tin?).

100g digestives, crushed
45g butter, melted
20g sliced almonds

250g cream cheese
90g sugar
75g chocolate, melted
2 large eggs
100g sour cream
100g whipping cream

1. Preheat oven to 160 C. Mix together base ingredients and press into tin(s). Bake for 10mins and set aside (leave oven on)
2. Whip whipping cream.
3. Beat sugar and cream cheese together until light and smooth. Add chocolate and blend well.
4. Add the eggs in one at a time and cream until combined. Add sour cream and beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream until incorporated.
6. Pour filling into tins, bake in a water bath at 160 C for 30-35 mins or until just set. Switch off oven and remove water bath, leaving the cakes in the oven with door slightly open for 10mins.
7. Remove cake from oven and cool.

You can also use fruit in the recipe, just place them on the base before pouring in the cheese filling. If using white chocolate, you can add some lemon juice to give it more flavour. I personally found that bittersweet was the best, but if you want to use fruit i think semi sweet will be better.

double chocolate cookies

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you can see the burnt edges 😦

recipe adapted from here. i didn’t use milk choc as i didn’t have any on hand, so they’re double choc instead of triple choc hehe.

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pinky is wearing an apron and oven gloves!

i must admit that i’m a complete n00b when it comes to making cookies: either they’re too hard or burnt, too cripsy or too chewy…this time it was burnt AND hard 😦 my first batch came out nearly inedible, cus i think my oven is too hot and i put huge dollops of mixture, so they spread out unevenly and the thinner bits got burnt. second batch was much much better – despite being a bit burnt around the edges, it was just chewy enough tasted good overall. the only thing i’m complaining about is that there’s too much white choc – made it too sweet. i wish my cookies would be as good as mariya’s!

December 5, 2007. cheesecakes, chocolate, cookies, sweet. 1 comment.