29.3.11

domestic goddess










so I'm working a day behind - I was hoping to blog this yesterday just didn't find the time.. hey ho!

had a weekend of spring cleaning, cooking, watching films and F1.. The boy spent the whole weekend building a toy car.. our spare bedroom becomes his little workshop and he uses this drill that sounds far to similar to a dentists! he was happy though - the weather with us was pretty grey and at some points wet so at least I didn't miss being outside and active..

oh also cooked our first Jamie's 30 minute meal - took a little longer than that but only just.. the boy wanted as a birthday treat the steak sandwich served with beetroot and feta salad and some new potatoes - was yum and very easy! also rustled up some white chocolate cheese cake - went for the non cook variety and everyone was very sweet and said it tasted good -  I on the other hand have confirmed that I do not like cheesecake - something I have always know just wanted to double check - Dave however loved it! Am looking forward to trying another jamie meal out - has anyone also done any..?

I do have some photos from Oli's lunch yesterday but I'll upload thoses tomorrow..



Cheese filling was based on this recipe - But I had to include white chocolate somehow.. didn't want this to be too fussy and creamy so didn't use gelatine or cream..  also the boy wanted individual cheesecakes - he is very fussy - so used some metal moulds stollen from mum!

I made a simple ginger biscuit base - I used just over half a packet and melted some butter, mixed, then packed it down in the rings which were placed on a grease proof papered tray - I then popped them in the fridge.

Filling:
3 packs reduced fat cream cheese - small ones (200g I think..!)
2 - 3 tablespoons of caster sugar - maybe icing sugar would be better?
1 and 1/2 packs white chocolate - went posh with Green & Blacks
and I think thats it.. had some sour cream on standby..

Mixed cream cheese and sugar together - melted white chocolate - let cool for a little then added it to the cream cheese - simples!

I poured the filling on top of the biscuit base and chilled in the fridge over night.

I'm not sure if would hold as a full size cheese cake as it was starting to sag a little when serving them.. this may be due to the raspberries popped on top or me being too heavy handed with the hairdryer getting them out of they're moulds.. I tried to do some fancy chocolate work and should of made a raspberry coulis instead as it would of looked prettier and added some sweetness.

But so so easy and everyone else liked theres (they said!) - I'm not a pud girl and don't do creamy things so it's no wonder I didn't like it.. but if I had to rustle something up quick I'd do it again..  also so much respect for food blogs I tried so hard to document it but failed miserably! we'd eaten them before I realised I'd forgot they're all important photo shoot! hey ho!

18 comments:

  1. oh yum..do you have a recipe for that white choc cheese cake??

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  2. Yes please a recipe for white choc cheese cake! Just what I'm looking for!!xxx

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  3. noo noo - you are not! dad don't like them and your on weight watchers!

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  4. This all looks and sounds great. I haven't attempted any but my Ma has...mmmm.

    Re the cheescake probs...I have a similar problem with cream cheese icing on cupcakes. It makes me shudder. But pass me your cheesecake next time, I'm sure Dave won't mind toooo much x

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  5. Dentist drill aside it all sounds perfect!;)
    F1, I'm a huge fan, Alonso is my favourite, who's yours?
    P.S Please can I have Dave? x

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  6. eeeeee fen and ned - ummm your not going to like me any more.. we're both very partial to Lewis.. I think as he's the reason we started watching! even though I seem to fairly ok with them all.. we are liking Alonso a lot more now.. he's funny and a very good driver!

    looking forward to this season - red bulls too good though...! the others need to catch up!

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  7. you don't like cheese cake? What is there not to like? I want your house - okay?

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  8. love the photos, and Dave is so cute.
    Sounds like a nice weekend.x

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  9. haha is that your mum asking for the recipe? If you don't want her to see it feel free to email it to me at - thecravenmaven at gmail dot com

    cheers.

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  10. no she can see it but I know she won't make it! I kinda made the recipe up... I found it really hard to find the recipe I wanted!

    I'll add it to the post..

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  11. Lewis!:P My mum used to like him so I can't dislike the t**t anymore as much as I used too!;D I started watching in the 90's when I was a Mika Hakkinen fan, not that I'm talking looks you understand, purely driving skill...cough! Alonso is the 'Fen' in my shop name, Fernando & Ned didn't work so well! Yes I'm sadder than you could of ever imagined!:D x

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  12. my mum and dogs called Lewis Hamilton but wow that is commitment! even though I love Fernando & Ned! I spent all my life on sundays waiting for my dad to fall asleep so I could switch it on - now I am the biggest geek! teams, tires, engines, tracks, quali and races LOVE it!

    he he x x

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  13. your weekend sounds perfect to me...how is the ankle? my boy disappears and strums in guitar & the sound wafting through the house is lovely. the cheesecake sounds good & rich...i would not be there but my matt would eat the lot! give me banofi pie & i will eat the lot! dayle

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  14. try again - as clearly at 00:17 I forget to re-read my comments! so in brief I was trying to say:

    WOW naming your shop after him - BIG fan! but I can appreciate as mum and dad named their dog Lewis Hamilton.. even though there are other reasons for this..

    I hated F1 for years.. dad would insist on watching it and I'd have to wait till he'd fallen asleep before switching over - even though he's always been a watch the start - sleep and wake up for the finish guy so didn't wait to long! he now giggles at my geeky knowledge!

    just wanted to clear that up..

    gbf - ankle is getting there - I tried to drive for the first time yesterday and it hurt a lot but this morning it looks more like an ankle even though rest of foot is green and puffy. going to go for a small bike ride this evening and see how it goes - so boring I have been getting into being active - running a little, playing squash and both of those are out of the question at the moment.. boooo

    thanks for asking though! and banofi - yum!

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  15. Oooh the recipe looks good! I'm a big fan of 30 Minute Meals, we've done the risotto, pregnant jools pasta, piri piri chicken, jerk chicken, and the summer veg lasagne! They generally only take a bit longer than 30 minutes, but I think I can be forgiven as my kitchen is teeny tiny! hope the ankle is feeling better now! xxx

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  16. Woohoo! Cheers for the recipe. Will be trying this one sooon!
    x

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  17. Sounds like a nice weekend!
    love the photos, and Dave is so cute:)

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