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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Oreo Lemon Cheese Cake - LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow

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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.
Process Collage
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  :).
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My last note to support LiveSTRONG Day - Life is fragile, live strong, live without regrets...

Livestrong



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Recipe :
Cream Cheese (softend at room temperature)    280g
Sour Cream                                                      75g
Sugar                                                                110g
Corn Flour                                                        20g
Egg                                                                   150g
Lemon Juice                                                      55g
Lemon zest                                                       1 lemon
Vanilla extract                                                   1/4 tsp
Oreo Biscuit                                                     10 pieces

Utensil :
16 cm diamter round cake mold (I scaled down and used a mini springform ring for mine)

Method :
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.

50 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks so pretty!

grub said...

i love how you assembled the cheesecake! happpy liveSTRONG day :)

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Great cheesecake! I love the idea of using gooseberry as food prop! Yellowish-golden indeed! ;)

This is eye opening. Sadly, I myself didn't know of LiveSTRONG Day till I'd read about it over here. Thank you!

Agreed: Life is fragile ... and UNPREDICTABLE. Live strong and to the fullest!

SheilaMae said...

Hi there, I notice you always don't cut the cake to show the insides, perhaps you can do that next time? You also didn't cut the mooncake in your previous entry. I'm sure your readers would like to see the cross sections.

La Table De Nana said...

A gift..it looks like a gift.. Coeur en Cage.. Cerises de terre..I love how we call them... hearts in a cage..It goes well with your post.
Beautiful.
Life IS so unpredictable.
Thank you for this post~

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Sheilamae- a valid suggestion. Will take note the next time.

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Shirley,
This is such a beautiful cheesecake! I wondered how it would taste like with the combi of lemon and oreo... I don't know if my son will like it, even though I know I would love it! Lemon sounds like a good stuff to me. :)
Also, thanks for bringing the awareness about this event.

Big Boys Oven said...

such a beauty, I will fall in love with it over and over again! Like the calout of this cheesecake too! :)

BIg Boys Oven said...

I love the look of this cheesecake, gorgeous especially the colour, amazing work! :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Shirley, this is GORGEOUS! I love how chicly you've used yellow and how delicious it is too! :)

Quinn said...

Coming over here always make me leave with something new..thanks for letting know about the livestrong event, very meaningful I'd say...so coincidentally 2 Oct is also my youngest sister's birthday!

Trissa said...

Shirley, what a gorgeous dessert - I wasn't also aware of Livestrong until I heard about it from Winos and Foodies - am glad to see that bloggers are able to raise awareness through food - it's a win win situation.

Mei Teng said...

Beautiful cake :)

tigerfish said...

That's so pretty!

Beau Lotus said...

Bright and beautiful!

And delicious too, I'm sure. I love anything with lemon in it...

Joanne said...

Shirley this is such a good cause and I love what you did with your taste of level! Sweet and classic, yet still totally intriguing and appealing all at the same time!

zurin said...

very very beautifully executed Shirley! what a gorgeous contribution. Live strong indeed ..life is fragile.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Great cause, cake, and presentation, Shirley! The oreos around the edge are a great idea that looks so sophisticated.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Wow, it looks really yellow!!!

penny aka jeroxie said...

Thanks for sharing. I will attempt to bake this and also will support oct. 2 by making something. :)

Barbara said...

Thanks so much for joining A Taste of Yellow again Shirley.

Gorgeous dessert.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Actually I jumped the gun.... In my haste and excitement, I did not read the instructions carefully... We are supposed to publish this on 2nd Oct itself....:) ...

edith said...

This is such a lovely post. Thanks for sharing the awareness.

Monet said...

What a stunning cheesecake...and for such an important cause! This is my first time visiting your blog, and I'm so happy that I found you! Your recipes, photography and writing are top-notch. Thank you for sharing!

3 hungry tummies said...

Fantastic styling! Great post!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Shirley, beautiful cake and lovely post, thanks for letting us know about the livestrong event.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks for letting us know about this meaningful day. ;) your cheesecake is so bright and pretty! Like a piece of art. :)

Von said...

I haven't heard of livestrong either =( The cake looks and sounds delicious!! What's the yellow, thing you put on top of it?? I see it in Asian cookbooks all the time.....and it looks pretty =)

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Von,you mean the fruit? It's a gooseberry.It is rare - only fancy patisseries use these... :) Quite tasty, sweeter than Kumquat.

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

Such a pretty cheesecake and the Livestrong event sounds very meaningful..I totally agree that one should live with no regrets.

Meldylocks and Her Three Bears said...

Lovely cake!!! Love the colour!!

Aimei said...

It's a meaningful event. I didn't know about this loveSTRONG day. :P Your cheesecake has a strong yellow, which I believe was a good choice for this event. By the way, where did yo get the gooseberry? Hardly able to find it.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Aimei- I found them at Carefour :)... around $4 only...cheaper than blueberries now.

Anh said...

Absolutely stunning!

Cakelaw said...

This looks devine!

maameemoomoo said...

Really very yellow!!

I'd be totally clueless on the styling if it was me... Loving yours :)

pigpigscorner said...

awww it's gorgeous! Love the black and yellow colour contrast!

Clare @ Mrs Multitasker said...

Shirley what a cheerful and lovely cheesecake =) You're so creative!

Wen said...

So beautifully done!

MaryMoh said...

Very beautiful cheesecake ! Love the presentation!

Indie.Tea said...

Its so bright and cheerful...it practically screams 'hope'. And there's something comforting about Oreos. I would have never thought of combining Oreos with lemon in a cheesecake...

Cooking Gallery said...

I love oreo and your cheesecake looks so pretty and bright :)!!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Beautiful creation for a special event! thanks for inspiring me to participate :)

Clare @ Mrs Multitasker said...

Thanks from me too Shirley! I got on the LiveSTRONG bandwagon and feel very good about it =)

alison said...

a little piece of art,gorgeous!

Maria @ Scandi Foodie said...

Love the colours! Looks beautiful!

noobcook said...

What a beautiful cake for a good cause. The cheery yellow really stands out!

Marisa said...

What a gorgeous looking cake! Love how you've presented it - looks very stylish.

Sally - My Custard Pie said...

I'm so glad Barbara's round up for Livestrong with a taste of yellow brought me here. What a really original and beautiful post.

Rita said...

Beautiful cake! Creative!
I'm glad I found you - I learnt something new today...thanks for sharing.

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