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Saturday, September 25, 2010
October 2nd has been announced as LiveSTRONG Day 2010. On this day, 514 events will be held in the 416 cities of 52 countries to raise awareness and show support for the fight against cancer. LiveSTRONG Organisation, founded by Multiple Tour de France Champion, Lance Armstrong is a body that inspires and empowers people affected by cancer. To better understand what they do, please visit here.
I first learnt about this organisation last year at Barbara's blog, WinosandFoodies. I was still new to blogging then and had been inspired by her story to participate in her own Livestrong event, LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow.
LiveSTRONG Day has now gone massively global. Unfortunately, there is almost zero awareness in Singapore. How I wish some organisation would organise a cycling event in Singapore on LiveSTRONG Day to raise awareness.
Last year, my entry for LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow was Pumpkin Ang Ku Kueh. It was my first pariticipation in a blog event and I felt really happy doing it... For this year, the usual criteria of cooking with a yellow food applies. In addition, Barbara has also implemented the Heart element into this year's event. I have been really looking forward to join in the fun again and have been toying with many options. Eventually, I settled for this Oreo Lemon Cheese Cake which I have found in popular Hong Kong pastry chef, Tony Wong's cookbook. Tony Wong was the executive pastry chef at The Royal Garden hotel in Hong Kong and now has his own patisserie. When I was working out of Guangzhou, a few years back, I would sometimes hop over to Hong Kong for the weekend and one of my favourite haunts would be City Super. Tony Wong used to conduct classes as a guest chef at City Super in Hong Kong and they were always fully booked before I could even get my hands on the class schedule. His creations are always lovely and I suspect his handsome good looks was also another reason why his classes were so popular... :-P...
How can one go wrong with Oreo, Lemon and Cheese Cake? Simple to put together, this is one cheese cake that does not even ask for a base.
A cake ring is wrapped with baking paper before it is lined with a ring of Oreo Cookies. (Held in position with a dot of softened butter) The cream cheese can be prepared quickly and this is baked without a water bath. Easy breezy and once baked, this can be dressed up easily with fruit toppings and ribbons... and you have a lovely creation that makes you feel like a proffessional patissier :).
My last note to support LiveSTRONG Day - Life is fragile, live strong, live without regrets...
Cream Cheese (softend at room temperature) 280g
Sour Cream 75g
Corn Flour 20g
Lemon Juice 55g
Lemon zest 1 lemon
Vanilla extract 1/4 tsp
Oreo Biscuit 10 pieces
16 cm diamter round cake mold (I scaled down and used a mini springform ring for mine)
1. Beat cream cheese, sugar and corn flour to mix well. Add sour cream and beat until smooth. Add egg gradually, one by one.
2. Add vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest. Scrape the ingredients from the sides of the mixing bowl to the sides of the mixing bowl to the center and mix well. Pour into the cake mould. Bake at 140C in preheated oven for about 45-50mins.