Saturday, October 15, 2005

The One That Failed

If it's one thing I've learnt, Always, make frozen desserts ahead of time, and serve them only when people are visiting. It's less of a hassle, to serve it from home, I'd reckon.

The Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake I made for youth didn't freeze in time, and to top it off, I brought it over to a friend's place.

We ended up scooping the peanut butter chocolate mousse into pretty glasses, cutting up wedges of crunchy chocolate layers and plonked them into the glasses.
The crust alone was a treat. It's a disc of cornflakes in chocolate, sitting atop an oreo cookie crust.

So much for a nice slice of Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Anyways, here are some old photos. Just because.

Tuna Mushroom Calzone

I folded my first Calzone at work. I'm glad I learnt how to make these little gems.
You make them the night before, pop it in to the oven, and have an awesome breakfast the next morning.

Lemon Squares

I was really broke, and I had run out of chocolates.
The solution?
Bake with fruits! Well, the cheaper ones at least. Like lemons, oranges, apples, etc etc.

I had fun with these Lemon Squares. The recipe looked boring, and I thought I might add some Lemoncillo. It added the right amount of zing to the already tart squares.

Orange Cheesecake

Another one I had fun with. I kinda winged it on this one.
About 2 oranges, freshly squeezed for its juice, a splash of cointreau, some grated orange zest, a dollop of sour cream, and about 500 grams of cream cheese. Oh, and some sugar.

That's it for now.


J said...

hi nicholas, orange cheesecake looks terrific, and even more so seeing as you had simply winged it!

Nicholas said...

Hey J,
it was my first attempt at actually dressing up a dessert, and making it somewhat "photogenic".

Oh, and your photos are a constant source of inspiration!

Skrat said...

Hi nicholas,
the orange cheesecake looks yummy! Do not fret about failures, i get many of that in the kitchen as well especially with my baking! It's going to be a breeze for you before you know it.

Reuben said...

Now there's another reason to come back to Singapore!

Nicholas said...

Hey hey skrat,
yea, it's always a learning experience with all things, half the fun is learning from failures, and the other half is eating the successful ones.

Yes! We must have dinner some time. I'll bring the dessert.