Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Strawberry Dark Chocolate Forest Berries Cheesecake

I bought a sandwich off the little cafe around the corner from where I worked and guess what I found on the lettuce? WORMS!

Imagine my ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Anyhow, I brought the sandwich back to them and they refunded me. Oh, and they gave me a hot drink as well. The problem is that I ate most of the sandwich already. I'm sure I will be ok but an episode like that spark a discussion with our admin lady on food hygiene and how it has become more common. Is it true?




Anyhow, I meant to blog about this cake today. It's one of my favourite cheesecake that I have recently made for a 21 birthday (for a friend obviously...haha). I love the tangyness and the dark choc on it.

It beats looking at worms on your sandwich anyday!


Strawberry Dark Chocolate Forrest Berry Cheesecake


Base
1 packet of ginger nut cookies 200grams crushed
125 grams butter melted
1 tsp mixed spice

Cheesecake
500 grams cream cheese (room temperature)
60 grams caster sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
40 grams corn flour
4 eggs beaten
300 grams of light sourcream
150 grams of mixed berries

Chocolate ganache
200 grams dark chocolate buttons
1-2 tablespoon of butter

1) Base- Combine all dry ingredients. Add in melted butter and mix till combined. Press firmly into base of 9inch lose based cake tin. Bake in 180C oven for 10-15 minutes. Cool.

2) Lower oven temp to 150C

3) Beat cream cheese till smooth. Add in sugar, vanilla and cornflour. Beat till combined and creamy, Add in cream and beat till thickened. Add in eggs.

4) Spoon half mixture onto the base. Place berries randomly onto the mixture. Top it off with the rest of the cream cheese mixture. Place cake tin in hot water bath and bake for 1 hr till set.

5) Turn off oven, leave cake for around 1 hr with door ajar. Pop cake into the fridge once it is cooled outside as well.

6) Melt chocolate and butter in a glass bowl on top of a saucepan of hot water. Once slightly cooled, spoon it over cheesecake. Ganish with strawberries. Serve!

14 comments:

doggybloggy said...

It must be springtime near you cause its freezing near me....

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Awwww...why no picture of worm? :-P Bootiful cake, by the way!

Marie said...

I am not a big dessert person, but I love cheesecake. What a gorgeous cake and a thoughtful birthday gesture! It looks so decadent and tempting, even at 8:20 in the morning. :)

Elra said...

Gosh... that must have been a dreadful experience to found crawling thing after you ate most of your sandwich. Can't even start imagining it!

Your cake looks delicious, chocolate and strawberry are perfect couple.
Cheers,
Elra

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks pretty and what a combo! Must be sinfully yummilicious!

Ms. ___ 2 be!! said...

I like a slice with 2 strawberries pls... hehe

Life for Beginners said...

Worms? Ewwww....

Nasib baik you balanced that gruesome discovery with this lovely and decadent dessert ya? ;)

CY said...

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Just reading your bit about finding "foreign" objects in your food made me cringe...but then again, if it was alive, that means there was no poisonous insecticide on your lettuce. Little comfort I know.

The cake sounds delicious, will try it one day! Thanks for sharing!

evan 이벤젤린 said...

cheesecake looks good, you seldom bake whole cakes do you? =)

bad food hygiene, its everywhere lah. ppl say worms are better than germs & viruses. u know some chap chye png stalls, they actually wash their veggies in the same basin that ppl spit in, but we don't see it, so we tot is clean. as the chinese saying goes 眼不见为净 haha. so best is still homecooked food. may not be any cheaper than takeaways but u can be assured of the cleanliness!

daphne said...

doggybloggy-gosh, i expect to see more heart warming dishes frm u! =) It is getting warm here.. but with odd days of cold blasts.

lyrical- i was too disgusted to be honest!!I ran to the cafe straight away without even thinking that i shld take a photo of it first. =)

maria- oh thank you! It doesnt looked too pretty I think but... i'm glad my friends appreciated it like u said!

elra-exactly!! It's horrible. But like what they say, it's extra protein (that i dont need though..)

little corner and mrs_2be-oh thank you babes!

kenny- eww right? that's why i posted the cake recipe, wanted to end the day in a sweeter note!

CY-no problems! Hope u like the recipe too.


Evan- I dont have alot of experience baking and decorating whole cakes... For some reason I tend to stear away frm them.. maybe because I always percieve them as more tedious? Also that it's a bigger portion so I only bake whole cakes when attending gatherings, birthdays..etc.. i would love to start to bake and decorate like u do though! =)

noobcook said...

woah, such a beautiful cake! and you use whole strawberries, yummy =)eeew about the worms ... at least they were extra 'protein' hehe

mikky said...

that must have grossed you out... terrible!!! anyway, your cake looks so great... too bad i only have frozen strawberries here... :)

Kevin said...

That cake looks amazing!

SIG said...

Love the cake, must try it one day. Beautiful. :) The word verification spells wormw (ewwwwwwwwwwww)

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