1. Sift flour & baking powder. Mix with ground almond, set aside.
2. Cream butter & sugar until light & fluffy. 3. Beat in eggs one by one, beating well after each addition.
4. Put in (2) in 2 additions, mixing well after each.
5. Mix in kumquat puree.
6. Divide batter equally into prepared tin & top with a kumquat half
7. Bake in a preheat oven @ 180 degrees for 15mins.
Its Monday again! I had a pack of agar agar powder sitting in my cupboard, so I gotta put that into good use. Tada.... see my two bowls of jelly noodles. Yes, the eggs & vegetables are made from jelly as well *^_^*
This bowl of jelly noodles is mine as I don't take any chilli ;P
My hubby's jelly noodles with chilli added! hehehe ;)
Its Monday again! Time to clear my fridge to use up left over ingredients. Let's see... what should I bake? Hmm, I have some chocolate butter cream, fresh cream & vanilla cinnamon syrup. I had recently bought a box of Oreo cookies & cream cheese. Oh well, I'm making an awfully sinful Oreo cheesecake! Oreo Cheesecake
Base 200g Oreo cookies finely ground 80g melted butter *Mix together & pressed into an 8" tin. Chill in fridge until ready for use Cheesecake filling: 500g cream cheese, softened 100g chocolate butter cream
50g castor sugar
200ml sour cream (2 Tbsp lemon juice + 200ml whipping cream)
2 Tbsp vanilla cinammon syrup
3 eggs, lightly beaten 100g oreo sandwich cookies with peanut butter cream filling, coarsely chopped Method: 1. Beat cream cheese, chocolate butter cream & sugar until creamy. 2. Add in eggs & beat until combined. Add in sour cream & vanilla extract till cheesecake filling is smooth. 3. Fold in the coarsely chopped cookie bits & pour filling onto biscuit base. 4. Bake @ 150 degrees C for 1 hr 15 mins in a water bath.
The Oreo crumbs in the middle of the cake look a bit too plain for the cake, so I added a 'Happy Birthday' cake topper (top photo) when taking photos. It does looks better =)
Can't resist this sinful cheesecake.... I am already 'sampling' it while taking these photos!
Method: 1. Combine everything except the pear into a small pot. 2. Peel pears, rinse & put them into the pot immediately. 3. Bring to a boil & lower to a simmer for 30mins until pears are tender. 4. Fish out the pears & turn heat to high to reduce to about 1 cup. 5. Keep pears together with syrup & chill.