A bright and sunny Sunday today ! Chip Chip.
Recently caught up with some long lost friends and was really glad that everyone is doing fine and good. But then, we were so caught up over our lives’ updates and reminiscing over the past seems to be more important than the delectable food in front of us. And so, I missed out taking some shots of the palate. Well, next time perhaps.
Anyway, thereafter I made a trip to Phoon Huat again. Not sure why, but this place has a mesmerizing effect on me. Though I may not necessary need anything, but each time without fail, I will end up leaving the store with something in the hands. After the last indulgement at ToTT, I gotten myself more cookie bags and a 12-hole brownie baking pan. I must say, fortunately this passion is not as expensive as some other hobbes, whereby it involves hundreds to thousands to sustain it. The most we have here is like a few tens of dollars to one to two hundred bucks whereby you can get a whole new series of new baking pans and stuffs already. Furthermore, the end products can be happily enjoyed by many people, so it’s quite a wholesome hobby, isn’t it ? Anyway, another lame reason to justify my impulse purchases again. Hiaks.
Anyway, just to ask, are there any husbands/boyfriends who can withstand shopping with their wives/girlfriends patiently without complaints ? I guess almost all of the guys I knew or heard of, has never enjoyed shopping with their other halves ? But we, as women, has no qualms about shopping with the men for their outfits or the latest IT gadgets leh. Although Sim Lim is widely terrorised by the domineering sex, but I also notice there are quite a number of ladies who are equally into IT stuffs as much as the guys.
And I never believe in the “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” concept in this aspect. I mean, yes, to a limited extent, it has an influence, but it’s just shopping, for goodness sake ? I mean, not much of a big deal, right ?? But why are the men so against it ? Since the term retail therapy comes about, there must be some basis for it, isn’t it ? Since retail can be a form of therapy, it sure applies to both sexes. So why can’t the men enjoy the process as much as the women then ? Question mark, question mark, question mark ??? Enlighten me, please. Hahaha.
Anyway, I really gotta bake some real stuffs now before the oven starts protesting. And here’s a Rainbow Cheesecake. Every layer is of a different favour though.Base – Oreo chocolate cookies. Yellow – Lemon Green – Panada Brown – Chocolate White – Vanilla Pink – Orange (As I only have orange essence without orange coloring, I added a hue of red coloring instead.)
The original recipe calls for a 7-inch round tin, but I used a 6-inch square one instead. Technically, the volume should equalise. However, it’s not ! I was very sad when I poured the second layer over the first. The first layer actually gave way and allows the second layer to sink in, showing that it’s has not been well baked enough to support the second layer. So for subsequent layers, I increased the baking time to an addition of 2 minutes, which is good and nice to allow for subsequent layers to be added on.
However the damage on the first layer has already been done. Sigh. And so out of the entire cake, I only manage to salvage a few pieces of the most evenly colored ones for presentation.
Seriously speaking, I am not a big advocator of cheesecakes, as they are too heavy for me. So I can’t really justify whether a blend of all favors as such is indeed good. I guess it depends alot on individual’s taste buds. But the hues of colors are very attractive and this cheesecake tends to be softer than the usual New York style. Somehow I don’t have much of an opinion for those commercially used bulk cream cheese. The texture tends to be more watery than creamy, as compared to the infamous Philadelphia brand cream cheese. Thereby, resulting in a less than firmer texture of American-style cheesecake.
I realised my little Carebear has a Rainbow too ! Hahaha ! So appropriate as the cheesecake companion. And I just received news that my box of Rainbow Cheesecakes which I have placed in a bag for Sista and family has been smashed by the baby kiddo accidentally when he stepped upon it! Super sad lor !! What a waste !!
So yeah, sista and kiddos, you can only feast on the pictures now ! Hehehe.
Nevertheless, an attractive recipe to share.
Moody Monday is here again. Why are the weekends forever so short ?!?!?!
By November 11, 2012Published:
- Yield: 1 7-inch cake (6-8 Servings)
- Prep: 40 mins
- Cook: 60 mins
- Ready In: 1 hr 40 mins
Original Recipe from
- 160 g crushed chocolate marie biscuits For the Base
- 80 g melted butter For the Base
- 450 g cream cheese For the Filling
- 100 g caster sugar For the Filling
- 3 ea eggs For the Filling
- 150 g whipping cream For the Filling
- 1 tbsp cornstarch For the Filling
- 1/4 tsp mango essence For the Filling
- 1/4 tsp pandan essence For the Filling
- 1 tsp cocoa powder For the Filling
- 1/4 tsp vanilla essence For the Filling
- 1/4 tsp orange essence For the Filling
- 1. To make base, stir all ingredients until combined. Press mixture into base on 18cm (7-inches) cake tin.
- 2. To make filling, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- 3. Then beat in whipping cream and cornstarch until blended. Divide filling in 5 portions. Add in difference essence separately.
- 4. Spread mango cheese filling into first layer. Bake in preheated oven at 160 degrees C for 10 minutes, remove. Second layer with pandan cheese, bake for 10 minutes. Third layer with cocoa cheese, bake for 10 minutes, remove. Follow with vanilla cheese, bake for 10 minutes, remove. Lastly spread with orange cheese on top, bake at 170 degrees C for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and leave to cool. Chill in fridge.
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