Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Milestone in Life... Blueberry Cheesecake

I’m absolutely excited to say that I passed my PhD viva last week & now I’m a doctor, well, not official until I receive a confirmation letter from my university.
So, what next? (I got asked so many times)
The first thing I did was baking cakes from my kitchen, blueberry cheesecake & japanese cotton cake roll.
The plan afterwards is taking a break & slowing down for a bit, well, until Christmas then I’ll start looking for jobs in research & development.
I do miss all the fun of baking, food styling & photography.
I can’t wait to start baking, blogging & travelling.

The recipe I’m sharing is a chilled blueberry cheesecake, which I’ve made several times.
I finally managed to take some photos before it’s all gone :)
Blueberry cheesecake is my sister, Jenny’s best make, she is now busy working as a pastry chef in a hotel so I recreated the recipe for my family.
Don’t miss out the jelly layer, it’s absolutely delicious with the tangy cream cheese mousse & the nutty crust.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Finally...... Raspberry & Passionfruit Tarts

Finally submitted my thesis yesterday night, though it’s not completely over, awaiting viva in a few weeks.
I have no ideas what to do for the rest of the week apart from all those writing & editing.
My mind is still about writing thesis, need something to divert my mind & focus.
I think it’s a great time to start baking again & updating my blog.

The recipe I’m sharing now is from a while back in summer.
A request from my sister, I’d asked her what she’d like to have for desserts the day before we went picking raspberries.
Cheesecake was on the list but passionfruit & raspberry tart sounded wonderful, plus it wasn't difficult to make at all.
We’ve had tart passion framboise from Laduree, it’s amazingly delicious.
Although my sister has the cookbook, it’s not at hand so I simply googled the recipe for it & found a recipe from Bertha’s blog.
Crunchy tart crust, rich yet exotic passionfruit cream & tangy raspberries, just a wonderful combination.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Hello readers, I come back for another quick update!
As a little breakup from my writing up, I baked some chocolate cupcakes the other day.
It had been a long time since there was a nice smell of cakes from my kitchen & it’s just great to do a bit of baking.
So, I took some photographs & decided to have a quick update for the blog here.

This recipe uses about 300 g of chocolate, so you can tell it really is ultra rich.
As I like my chocolate cakes to be bittersweet, I reduced the sugar.
I hope you would like it, bon appétit :)


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