Sunday, March 31, 2013

Assorted Sweet Buns

lil ones love eating bread & buns made by me, although I seriously thinks that my bread /buns werer nothing near perfect.  My boy always tell me, nothing beats the smell and taste of  mommy's freshly baked homemade bread. *so sweeeeeet*

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fruity Cheesecake

I have not been baking much since kiddos got promoted to higher primary.  I was trying hard to deal with the stress from work as well as kiddos studies at the same time. Honestly I've let things slow down here a bit more. 

With the end of the FY closing in March, my lift has calm down a bit and I'm ready to swing back into baking for Hubby's Birthday.  

Without further ado, I present to you the favorite recipe of the two most important men (hb & prince KH) in my life.  Cheesecake!!! 

Hb nephew bday fall in the same month so they shared the cake. **^.^**

the side cut view

What I need:
220g digestive biscuits, crushed into fine crumbs
100g melted butter (more if you prefer firmer base)

500g cream cheese, soften at room temperature
100g icing sugar
2 tablespoon gelatin powder
80ml boiling water
1.5 teaspoon vanilla essence
 250ml of low fat yogurt (*any favour you like)

1 pack of agar agar
1l of water
150g sugar (can be adjusted based on individual preference)
lots of fruits like, strawberries, blue berries, mango, mini kiwi etc.

How to do:
1. Mix biscuit crumbs & melted butter together and press firmly with the help of a spoon onto the base of a 18cm cake tin. Chill for 2 hours.

2. Place gelatin powder in boiling water in a bowl and let it stand for 10 mins. Heat a pot filled with some water until just simmering and place the bowl inside the pot (bowl not touching the water). Dissolve gelatin and boiling water in the bowl,  put aside

3. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese , icing sugar, yogurt and vanilla essence until smooth & creamy. Blend in gelatin solution and mix well.

4. Pour half of the cheese mixture into the cake tin. Layer the strawberries on the cheese mixture,  chill in the fridge for 30 mins.

5. Pour the balance of the cheese mixture into the cake tin, lay and decorate the fruits on the cheesecake, chill in the fridge for another 30 mins.

5. Dissolve the agar agar powder in 1l of water and bring to boil. Pour the agar agar on the cheese mixture. chill for a few hours before removing from the cake tin