monkey wrote:oh yes sry, forgot to write which jam.. usually it is apricot or redcurrant jam but maybe any other jam will also do, think it is a matter of preference.. so actually you could just try all three out and see which is to your taste.
I wonder how much that would cost. Strawberry and blueberry jams are pretty cheap (not sure about orange marmalade, but I think it is), but for other jams it's either 1) not available or 2) expensive. The more expensive the supplies, the more the cost will go up, so I need to be careful. Too expensive and I may end up having to eat the expenses.
right now i have strawberry jam at home, so when i m going to make the cookies i will use that one. we will see how it will turn out =)
Since I can't do it outside of the cafe, please let me know how it tastes when you do. ^_^
i just noticed something, i think vanilla powder and vanilla sugar is not the same? it should be 1 package vanilla sugar. 1 package contains 8g
i found some info on wikipedia and how you can substitute it
Vanilla sugar is made of sugar, with vanilla beans or mixed with vanilla extract.
It can be costly and difficult to obtain outside Europe but can be simply made at home. Sometimes it can be replaced with vanilla extract, where one teaspoon equals one package. However, when it is needed as a topping, vanilla extract is unsuitable.
Vanilla sugar can be prepared at home by combining approximately 2 cups of white sugar with the scraped seeds of one vanilla bean.
Cheaper vanillin sugar is also available, made only from sugar and vanillin.
Thanks for letting me know. The vanilla sugar is much more plausible to make (if unable to purchase, that is).
the cheesecake, thats a nice idea to put a crust around the cake. i think i need to try that the next time i make one hehe..
Be sure to use a sharp knife and cut carefully. The crust was pretty delicate and crumbled pretty badly around the areas where cut.
haha you reminded me again that i wanted to make donuts. havent looked up the recipe yet, so thx for posting it^^.. now i just wish i had more time so i can actually start making them :/
If you come across any good doughnut recipes that you think I should try, please post a link/recipe. ^_^
a random ninja wrote:i love cheesecake. probably more than any other food on the planet.
Me, too. Sadly, cream cheese is expensive, so it probably won't be possible to make them often. Thankfully I now know that 400g of cream cheese is more than enough for the size of my springform pan, so it'll save me a little bit of money when I go out shopping.
when i bake one, i like to cook it at a very high temperature (like 500) for around 10 minutes, depending on the size, and then then turn the temperature down pretty low (like 200-225) for another hour or so. it helps it set without getting too brown.
Just to confirm, that's 500 degrees Fahrenheit, right? (Everyone uses Celsius here, so I need to make sure that I'm using the correct temperature scale to avoid making charcoal by accident.)
I do worry a bit about using high temperatures for cooking, though. The oven is strange and cooks things quite fast (and also tends to burn things if you're not watching carefully). The temperature and time for the cheesecake I made was set according to the recipe, but the cheesecake cooked much faster than anticipated. (The recipe stated to cook for 55 minutes, but the cheesecake already finished cooking around 35-40 minutes in.)
Just wondering, though, what flavor do you recommend for cheesecake? Flavors are pretty limited here, so I'd like to try making a flavor that is not very common but something everyone would like. Strawberry, vanilla (including vanilla bean) and matcha are the most popular. I think chocolate is also available, but since I can't make/eat chocolate, I don't really keep up with chocolate goods.