Rain is falling...


Rain has been pouring since early morning on Christmas Eve. However, it has not dampened my mood to bring to my twins out for my dept's Christmas Eve breakfast buffet in town. I woke up early and excited about bringing the kids out. Their eldest brother was not, he has gone to stay with his maternal grandparents. So, it's twins & mummy bonding time!

Back in the afternoon, I baked some sardine buns to be brought over to my parents' place for my sisters. I also made some dessert & cheesecake last night. Dinner was chilli crab bought by my dad. Instead of turkey, we had chilli crabs. Quite an unusual way of dining for Christmas Eve! Anyway, have lots of fun during this festive season!

Mixed Fruits Mousse. Bottom layer is almond sponge cake, followed by blended mixed fruits with whipped creams topped with chocolate ganache.


New York Cheesecake from Allrecipe. This is the best NY Cheesecake I found. Decorated it with a dope of whipped cream & mini mandarin orange. This recipe is a keeper.


Sardine Buns. Used the usual sweet bun dough. Stuff them with sardines.



Recipe for New York Cheesecake from Allrecipe (with some modification)
Ingredients
10 digestive crackers, crushed (estimated)
20g butter, melted

450g cream cheese
150g white sugar
90g milk
2 eggs
115g greek yogurt
1 1/2tsp vanilla extract
15g plain flour

Methods

1. Preheat oven to 175C. Grease a 8" springform pan. (I usually lined my springform with aluminmum foils).
2. In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of springform pan.
3. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth.
4. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate.
5. Mix in yogurt, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
6. Bake in bain marie in the oven for 1 hour.
7. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking.
8. Chill in refrigerator until serving

10 comments:

thecoffeesnob said...
December 25, 2008 at 11:46 AM

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jane!

Rei said...
December 26, 2008 at 10:02 PM

Hi Jane, Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

Kitchen Corner said...
December 27, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Hey Jane,
You've got wonderful cheesecake there. Happy New Year 2009!

Kitchen Corner said...
December 27, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Hey Jane,
You've got wonderful cheesecake there. Happy New Year 2009!

Kitchen Corner said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Hey Jane,
You've got wonderful cheesecake there. Happy New Year 2009!

Rei said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Hi Jane, Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

Alinda said...
August 14, 2011 at 4:41 PM

hi, would like to use this recipe...however could you explain to me what is bain marie. Thanks :)
I'm pretty new to baking...

passionbaker said...
August 14, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Hi Alinda,
Bain marie is baking the cheesecake in another tray filled with water. This is to bring down the temperature of the overall oven. Refer to the picture in this post: http://passionbaker.blogspot.com/2008/05/celebrations-saturday.html. Hope this clarifies. Happy baking.

Alinda_l said...
August 18, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Thanks for the reply...I'm gonna bake this today...hope it turns out well :)

passionbaker said...
August 19, 2011 at 1:04 PM

I hope it turns out well for you!

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