~a collection of eclectic recipes and misadventures in the kitchen~
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Lychee Lime Cheesecake
one of the yummiest cakes i have ever made....but mostly cos it's made in mind for a very special person.
My supervisor for the last component of my course.
When i first met her, this is how i described her to my friends: " She seems like the sort of person who has had a very loving and happy childhood...."
and after spending five weeks with her, i can also safely say she is truly one of the nicest persons i have ever met!!!
ingredients: (makes enough for a 21 cm springform pan + 2 small cakes.. 500g cream cheese 1 pack lime jelly crystals 2 tbs gelatine powder 1 can lychees 1 pack nice biscuits 50g butter
method: line pan and containers with grease form paper. Melt butter. Crush biscuits (in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or a food processor) Mix butter and biscuits and press into cake pans. Leave in the fridge to set. Add HALF of the jelly crystals and 2 tbsp gelatine powder to 100 hot water and mix well til dissolved. Add the liquid from the lychees. Leave in fridge to set. (wash up and potter around for an potter waiting for the biscuit base and jelly to set.) Whizz the cream cheese and lychees in a food processor. Add the partially set jelly. Pour into the cake pans. Leave for around 3 hours to set. Make up reminder of jelly with around 200ml hot water. Pour over cakes. Leave to set overnight.
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
Have a browse and have fun trying out the recipes!