Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Oreo Cheese Cuppies

I have been going crazy over cheesecake this week - have been trying out recipes using cream cheese. Luckily my children were not 'turned away' from my cheese cake baking frenzy. I surfed through many food blogs and found this recipe that really got me 'thumbs up' from my children and my friends....

20 pcs oreo cookies (15 whole, 5 pcs chopped)
500g Cream Cheese, room themperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup yogurt or sour cream

-Preheat oven to 160 degree C. Place a whole oreo cookie in the bottom of the paper cup.
- Beat Cream Cheese until smooth. Add in sugar and beat till combine.                                
- Slowly add in eggs one at a time. Beat in sour cream.                                                        
- Stir in the chooped cookies. Fill into cups and bake for 20 mins.                                        
- Refrigerate at least 3 hours.                                                                                                

Saturday, November 6, 2010

D Swirl....

Those who are pro in cake decorating would say whats the 'hoo-hah' about a swirl! Well, for an amatuer like me, to get a perfect swirl especially for a cupcake took me quite sometime. At last, with practice and also getting the perfect consistency of the butter icing, I 'conquer' the 'swirl' and got the hang of it.

These were the swirls I attempted in my first few attempts in the baking world.

My 1st attempt with cream cheese frosting on lemon cupcakes.

The shape just wouldnt 'hold' and it looked like a blob of cream ! Well, 6 mnths into the baking and with lots n lots of practice (plus complaints from my children about eating cupcakes just for the sake of practicing swirls :-) I managed to get them to look like a rose. VOILA ! Here's the result .....

For those out there who's like me, do not give up. Keep praticing and I'm sure you can do it. Just like I did ........:-)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Rich & Creamy Cheezy Brownies

This is also another recipe that I've been wanting to try. After looking through some brownies recipe, I found this to be 'perfect'. Most brownies base texture are like 'heavy' cake. My children love this and always request me to make it for them. A warning though, its not good to the waistline :-))

The creamy texture of the cream cheese topping is so good and it just 'melt' in your mouth. Do give this a try.

Cheesecake Brownie

130g Butter                                                               Topping  : 250g Cream cheese               
150g Cooking chocolate                                                            1 tsp Vanilla Extract 
1 Egg                                                                                           75g Sugar
130g Sugar                                                                                   1 egg
100g Plain flour                                                                           125g Dairy Cream
35g Self raising Flour

1) Combine butter & chocolate in a saucepan and stir over low heat till smooth. Cool.
2) Beat egg & sugar till creamy. Stir in melted chocolate mixture.
3) Add in sifted flour & spread mixture into an 8" square pan.
4) Bake for 15mins at 180degree C.

1) Beat cream cheese, vanilla, sugar & egg until smooth.
2) Beat in cream and pour mixture over brownie and bake for another 15 mins.
3) Refrigerate for 3 hours before slicing.