Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lemon & Lime New York Cheese Cake

Guess what ? I went for another camping trip with hubby last weekend. Just the two of us ! And this round we were extremely lucky cause I finally got the chance to meet the whole bunch of wild elephants face to face. We were just about 50m away from these wild life. Extremely close up ! Gosh..... just imagine the excitement and the situation we were about to get into. We were actually on our way leaving the forest that day and by luck we bumped into them. The mother elephant making whole lot of noises and about to chase us away cause there are a few cubs with her. Hubby driving very fast to prevent her from knocking to our 4 wheel drive. However, further ahead there's a bigger one in front of us. This round hubby drive slow & steady not to frighten her and we managed to follow behind her back for a few meters till she sneaked into the bushes. Phew.....What an outrages experience ! Honestly, I am now very much looking forward to our next trip. However before heading for my next trip, I finally decided to make a cheese cake since my kids are craving for one as well. Yes, it's been a long time since I made one.

Ingredients for crust :
180gm   graham crackers, finely crushed
(I used Tiger biscuit, butter or chocolate flavour)
100gm    butter, melted

Method :
Combine all ingredients & mix well then press it to a 8" springfoam pan, keep refrigerated for about an hour or till set.

Ingredients for fiilings :
500gm  cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup  icing sugar
1-1/2 TB  corn starch
1 tspn  vanilla essence
2 eggs
1 lemon juice & rinds
2 lime juice & rinds
1/2 cup  yogurt

Method :
(1) beat together cream cheese & yogurt till creamy smooth.
(2) then add in the remaining ingredients and beat till well combined & smooth.
(3) pour mixture to chilled cookie crust pan and bake at preheated oven 160'C for about an hour or till the center is set. Once its ready, leave cake in the oven for 30 mins with door ajar before removing.
(4) finally, keep refrigerated for overnight or till set.

Note :cover the cake loosely with aluminium foil for the first 30 mins when baking.

My kids are too excited to have these home baked cheese cake. It's been a long time since they had one.

I only managed to place on simple decorations on the cake but my kids already felt so satisfying. Such blessings to have them around to wallop everything up while I still have time to bake for them. Yeap, I should bake more often. >o< Hope you guys are having a wonderful week.

14 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Kristy!

What a scary and exciting experience. Thank goodness you and your husband got away safely. Whew!

Your cheesecake looks so creamy and delicious. I can see why your children were so happy. I would be more than happy to sample just one tangy slice:)

Thank you so much for sharing...

hanushi said...

Your cheesecake look great!! :) I always like my cheesecake with a little lemon! :)

Vivian Pang said...

What a great adventure outing. Seeing elephants within short distance.
Love your cheesecake. Simple ingredients and no water bath needed. Shall try one day and enjoy! Thanks for the recipe!

Betty said...

una bella emozioni trovarsi così vicini agli elefanti... paura aaa
mi piace molto il tuo cheese cake, brava!
baci cara.

Nee said...

Hi Kristy , I will pass on the elephants , I will just have the delicious cheesecake ... just yummy Hmmmmm thanks for sharing :)

joceline lyn said...

the cheese cake look so nice! Must delicious & yummy ~

Mich PieceofCake said...

Hi Kristy,

Lemon and lime sounds great together in a cheese cake!

Angie Schneider said...

Such a refreshing and delicious cheesecake!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

must be very rich and good! Like !

Sokehah Cheah said...

Wow, Kristy, that was close, coming face to face with a herd of elephants. You took any pictures? Your cheesecake may look simple but I'm sure it's delicous!

Pam said...

Kristy, how fun, good for you! Love your cheesecake! I'd take this over anything chocolate, any day! Thanks!

Hayley said...

Hello there!

Looks yummy~ How much exactly is 1/2 cup?

Amelia said...

Hi Kristy, beside bum into the elephant face to face, I'm sure you had a good time too. :)

Very delightful cheesecake, look so rich. Great to go with a cup of coffee.

Have a nice day.

My Little Space said...

Hi Hayley, 1/2 cup is around to one tub of store bought yogurt (about 150gm if not mistaken) which I normally used.

Regards,
Kristy

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