Thursday, 29 July 2010

Lemon Cheesecake with Cherries in Red Wine

I made this cheesecake before I went to Paris on Sunday.
This was the first time I have made a lemon cheesecake, the recipe is simple & easy but the result is satisfactory.
The cheesecake is light & refreshing, coupled with the subtle taste of cherries.
This wasn't my original idea, I was inspired by Dear Pig (chinese) & used a simple yet delicious recipe for the lemon cheesecake.

The trip to Paris was great, we stayed there for 3 days & the weather was nice & sunny, not too hot though.
Although I have already been there once with my friends in the winter, this time I went in summer & I'd enjoyed French foods & cakes over there.
I'll post some photos later after my brother has sorted them out.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Matcha Mont Blanc

I wanted to join the Matcha Madness held by Catty, so I made these Matcha Mont Blanc.
Matcha Mont Blanc is the one I always like to try, I have to say I need more practice with my icing kit as I made a mess with the chestnut puree.
I realised my family don't fancy matcha flavoured desserts after I made these.
Although we drink green tea every day, I think we prefer matcha for beverage only.
It's rich in chestnut & azuki bean flavour, & also a subtle sense of matcha blended nicely with chestnut.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Apple Chocolate Crumble Tarts

This week, I was craving for apple desserts, especially tarts.
I have some low-fat sweet short pastry left in my fridge, so I was looking for a simple recipe to fulfil my urge for apple tarts then I came across this blog post (Chinese).
The apple chocolate crumble tart is a perfect combination to me as I'm a chocoholic & I love apples.
There is no need to make custard filling, just chopping apples & chocolate.
I adapted the recipe slightly mainly because I didn't have some ingredients & I didn't want to go shopping for them.
The tarts are great, I ate two soon after it's out of the oven.
I think it's best served when it is hot, a crispy tart base coupled with a melting centre, yummy!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Low-Fat Chocolate Cherry Muffins

With the cherries, I baked some chocolate cherry muffins.
I called it low-fat because it has less butter compared to the recipe I always used.
I always bake muffins for my breakfast so now I can have healthier muffins.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Cream Cheese Tartelettes with Cherries in Red Wine

It is the cherry season!
I've seen baskets of cherries in Portobello market where I now routinely shop for fruits & vegetables.
Since I made my 1st jar of blueberry jam, I love the ideas of preserving fruits without additives.
So, when I came across the brilliant post (Chinese) in preserving cherries in red wine, I bookmarked it & told myself I must try this.
Although I don't drink wine, I still like the subtle & fruity taste of the cherries & red wine.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Pearl Necklaces

I have been busy with my study & baking, so I haven't worked on my jewellery recently.
Finally got some necklaces done during the week & also finally joined twitter, please follow me on twitter :)
I also managed to join a giveaway event held by UK Handmade in November.
I will announce more detail closer to the date.
Beside the giveaway, I'm also thinking of joining made4aid to raise fund for the charity, but I have no idea what to donate at the moment.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Strawberry Yogurt Cheesecake

A lovely birthday cake for my flatmate to celebrate her 21st birthday.
As she loves strawberry, a strawberry cheesecake was perfect for her.
The decoration is simple but yet eleagant, like the one I made last week.


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