Last weekend was my boyfriend's birthday. I was kinda disappointed because I expected his birthday gifts from UK to arrive before his birthday but I only received the package yesterday. Apart from that, I am pretty disappointed for not being able to attend the WOW party on 21st August that I was invited to. I cancelled the Bigger, Brighter eyes event/talk by CozyCot and was happy to know that they allow me to change it to Sunday's slot instead. I was glad that I could go to the WOW party but I have work on that day. Sighs.
Had nasi lemak at Boon Lay on eve of his birthday since it was already quite late and we had no idea where to go. The nasi lemak there is alright but could be better and as good as my mum's. LOL.
Just a last minute mini cake and durian puffs for him at the stroke of midnight.
His birthday gift package which arrived a few days late.
Ben Sherman shirt for him.
Dr Marten boots for him too. Thanks to my friend for helping me to purchase them!
Baked a 9 inch cheesecake as his actual birthday cake. Shared among our close friends on his birthday dinner.
Let me show you the simple steps just for fun! You can use any brands you like! You can make it with any type of your favorite fruit, chocolate, cookies etc.
Melt some butter over the stove or just use microwave oven. I used Greenfield's (salted).
Property of my mum.
Prior to this, I've already mixed the finely crushed digestive biscuits with butter and some sugar (for the extra yum factor and crunch). Make sure it's a sand like texture. Press it well on your desired baking pan. I used a 9 inch pan lined with aluminium foil. Bake it for few minutes. Voila, the shell is done!
Cream the cream cheese, vanilla essence and sugar.
Beat the eggs one at a time.
Pour the mixture to the shell crust.
This is optional, you can leave the cheesecake plain and bake it. I took a few spoonfuls of berry compote and make blobs like above. You can use anything like your favorite jam, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, bits of chocolate shavings, cookies etc.
Use a chopstick, skewer or anything and make swirls like above.
Bake it for 40 minutes. I accidentally broke the crust. Urgh! It was too thin.
You can leave it like that and chill it for at least 3 hours. The marbling effect looks fine but I decided to jazz it up.
Voila! Make sure you glaze the fruits so that it will appear shiny and will not dry up the fruit. I did not glaze because I did not have any in the fridge and it was meant to be eaten on that night itself.
So creamy and yummy! I wish to have a slice now.
With flash. LOL.
Anyway, Diana's sister, Sheifa once "baked" a no bake cheesecake. Do check it out! I personally love baked cheesecake though because it is thick and creamy! What about you?