Roopa I made these for my ‘cold dessert’ week for my baking challenge. It’s routinely been over 35C here, so the thought of a warm, chocolatey dessert was not particularly appealing. I settled on this recipe from Martha Stewart, and they turned out fantastic. I think the mint garnish really did add a lot. If … More Key Lime Mini Cheesecakes
Roopa The Eierschecke originates from Saxony and Thuringia. Apparently, the name originates from a men’s article of clothing called ‘schecke’ that was comprised of a tunic with hip belt. The cake was named after the schecke because of the three distinct layers.
Roopa It was my colleague’s birthday, and she has recently gone gluten and dairy free. I think that everyone deserves cake on their birthday regardless of health constraints, so I made her this gluten free and vegan “cheesecake” based on a recipe from Minimalist Baker. I’ve made a version of it in the past, but went … More Vegan Cheesecake
Alana Yesterday I was sitting at Tea Girl, chatting and reviewing some nursing notes when I remembered that I had cream cheese sitting in my fridge. I didn’t want it to go bad, so I decided the best solution was to bake a cheesecake. Cruising through the recipes from pastry school brought my attention to … More German Cheesecake Part I: Quark
Alana A little while ago Theresa, Katherine, and I got together with our man-people for dinner. We all pitched in for dinner so, as always, I volunteered myself for dessert. I was flipping through my pastry school recipes and decided that I really wanted to bring a Japanese cheesecake. Theresa and I had been planning … More Matcha Japanese Cheesecake
Alana More cheesecake! I used the same recipe as my last NY cheesecake, but used my Americolor gels rather than mixing in cocoa to make the blobs on top.
Alana Last year Mike and I drove out to Vancouver to visit Roopa, which included classes at the Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver. I have to admit that I haven’t really practiced many of the recipes other than apple pie. Some of the recipes I’m a bit intimidated by (like the strudel), whereas others I … More New York Style Cheesecake
Roopa The third and final birthday baked good was a Brie cheesecake. My classmate (and birthday girl) Julia helped me out a lot with my Master’s this year, so I told her to make any kind of baking request as a thank you (although really, I love Julia and would have made her anything anyways). … More Brie Cheesecake
Roopa I needed to order this month’s book club book – Boy, by Roald Dahl – and to get free shipping, you need to spend $25. Clearly I HAD to bump up my purchase. So obviously, I now own a mini cheesecake pan. Oops. I was a little bit lazy with making these, and also … More Mini Mint Cheesecakes
Team Shambles This cake is a combination of a pistachio cheesecake, sour cherries, and mousse. You wouldn’t necessarily think the pistachio would mix well with the sour cherries, but it’s a very complementary pairing! On an unrelated note, hand mixing of meringues and whipped cream have really made us appreciate technology. Roopa’s favourite! PISTACHIO SOUR … More Pistachio & Sour Cherry Cheesecake