Cheesecake

Posted on March 19th, 2010 in In the kitchen by Tim • 0 Comments
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I have been wanting to do one for ages now. But the problem is that I can’t do the one that my mom used to make. Simply because they don’t sell the ingredients here in Sweden. Or anywhere in Scandinavia for that matter. So I went looking on the interweb and found me something I thought I would like. Here is what you need.

The bottom:

  • 75 gr butter
  • 12 Digestive cookies

The filling:

  • 800 gr Philadelphia cheese
  • 2 dl white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanille sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flower
  • 0,5 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs

Now how to do this one ? Crush the cookies, melt the butter and mix it together. Then press that on the bottom of a bakingform.

For the filling, just mix it all together except the egss. Those will be added at the end one by one. When all that is nicely mixed, you pour it in the form as well.

Now the oven should be heated up to 175 degrees. Put your cake in there for about 45 to 50 minutes in the lower part of the oven, depending on the size of your form and type of oven.

Once done put it in the fridge to cool down, because eating this one warm will make you sick.

When we made this one a few weeks ago, well…. it tasted really good. The only thing I would do in the future is to use a bit less Philadelphia cheese. 800gr is a bit too much in my humble opinion. But otherwise, really tasty with some strawberries, raspberries or whatever fruit you like.

American Breakfast

Posted on September 23rd, 2009 in In the kitchen by Tim • 0 Comments
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Pancakes that is I believe. Milla was going on “field trip” with daycare. Meaning, they were going out with a boat to one of the islands on the coast here. Not a big thing, really, since the group she is in does that quite often. But because she just joined the older group since after the summer holiday…. A BIG thing for her !!!

And that means that they will be gone for the whole day, and so have to bring their own lunch bag. Milla knew this since last week, so she has been asking us the whole time if she could have pancakes with her. “No problem”, we said. So I decided to make pancakes for breakfast for us all this morning.

Not really my thing (I even skipped), but the rest seemed to be very happy. I do like them, but just not for breakfast. And if I do like them…. it’s a recipe I finally figured out so it tastes exactly they way I remember from when I was a little kid. My mom would take me out on a saturday shopping in Genk sometimes. And then we would eat some pancakes after a while… with hot chocolate, or sugar on it. They were the best !!!

And I finally figured out how to make them. This is what you need for 4 people:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1,5 dl flower
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1,5 dl water
  • 2,5 dl milk
  • tiny bit salt (between 2 fingers)
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Mix it all together, let it stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile heat a frying pan. Really hot, so it goes fast. Believe me, they will eat faster than what you can make. And no butter or oil in the pan !!!!

Bon app├ętit….

Pancakes

Sunday Pancake

Posted on September 13th, 2009 in In the kitchen by Tim • 0 Comments

Feeling better today. Still not 100% but I don’t have a cold anymore. Now it’s just my throat that is hurting.

We were all feeling a bit lazy today. So I decided to make some pancakes for lunch. Milla loves it, and Zeb …. well let me put it this way: it’s the only time he eats more than his big sister, the only time he eats silently, and about the only time when he doesn’t spill food on the floor. You get my point ?

This is a shot of Milla’s pancake. She is Belgian after all …. hence the “muizenkeutels“.

Brownies with Cheesecake

Posted on September 12th, 2009 in In the kitchen by Tim • 0 Comments

Too sick to have a party. But Milla didn’t mind. She had her share of attention already this week, she said. But Linda didn’t sleep much last night, so I was entertaining Zeb and Milla most of the morning while Linda slept. Put Zeb to bed at 10:00 for his morning nap and then….

I told Milla that we would bake anyway. Even if we don’t have a party, we might as well try to bake the cake just to be on the safe side for next weekend (when we will try to have the party again). What cake ??? Well…. its a brownie cheesecake with raspberries. I know, sounds a bit of a strange combination. But believe me, it’s not.

As you can see, I didn’t get the final nice outlook as Bruno did. And the reason is that I just made the top-layer of brownie dough and didn’t mix it with the cheesecake dough underneath:

Brownie cheesecake

But does it taste good !!! The only problem is that you have to wait with eating it at least a few hours. Brownies normally can be eaten when they are still warm. But cheesecake has to be cold. Preferably in the fridge for a while. So I had a dilemma. But I couldn’t resist……. But it didn’t taste like “WOW”. Wait a few hours and you will get your “WOW” !!!!