i must admit i'm not a huuge fan of cheese in general. i don't care much for the different tastes or smells. but, i do love cheese in cake! two years ago, my friends, knowing my love for cheesecakes, bought me this cookbook. and i decided to make myself a yummy cheesecake brownie cake for my birthday this year. (it was a passionfruit cheesecake last year~)
i might not be able to cook anything savoury, but the sweet smell of sugar and chocolate is very encouraging~ cheesecakes, not only taste delicious, are usually very easy to make. normally i stick to non-bake cheesecakes where the chances of me burning things are, well, zero. but today, i thought i should try familiarising myself with the oven.
this is the chocolate brownie half going into the oven. it smelt so yummy! if i didn't make this right after breakfast, i think i would have eaten it before it was finished!
and this is the cheesecake half after i took it out of the oven. it's a little burnt and it looks like a huge creme brulee! i was too busy replying to the annual mass of birthday messages on facebook that i forgot to keep an eye on the cake. oops!
apart from it's terrible appearance, the cake was well enjoyed by my family and they were all keen for seconds. success? i think so. and a couple of macarons just to top of a sugar filled day. yum!!