Monday, September 1, 2014

Unker Cooks : Baked Lemon Cheese Cake

I tell you hor... if you want to be an awesome guy, the (almost) perfect boyfriend/husband or just the most happening friend in your group of sickening friends, there is one thing you should do... which is to learn how to cook.

And when I mean cooking, I don't mean becoming an expert of cooking the MyKuali Penang White Curry Mee or knowing the exact timing of how to boil water.. you MUST become the chef / baker.

The way to a lovely lady's heart is via her stomachs... or expensive handbags... since the latter is somewhat difficult... you shall focus on the former.

I mean, come one... it's not exactly too hard to cook right? If you take some time and study the millions of recipes online, you'll find that it's actually not that hard to whip up something simple in the kitchen. Some guys just like to say 'No' before they even get their ass up from their chair. It's miserable to be with people like that. It's exactly the same group of people who will tell you "Cannot laa... later kena potong" when you tell them to go have some Melayu girl friends. Jeezz.....

Anyhow, my interest in cooking was instilled when I was really young.. and it's all thanks to my mother who has taught me the simple dishes when I was young... curry chicken.. fried rice... etc etc. If today I'm not a Senior Wrap Mountain Wrap Sea, Gold Bowl Wash Hand engineer, I'll be a chef. Hence, it's not too later to show some interest in cooking. You can share your results with your sickening friends so that you can fine tune your recipe depending on how many of them suffer from food poisoning. Now isn't that fun?

Okay... I've been asked to share the recipe for the Baked Lemon Cheese Cake. This cake has been quite popular in my office because got people order from me one leh!! Fuyooh..

So, less talk and let's get baking:

What you'll need:

  • 400g of SCS cream cheese (2 x 200g boxes)
  • 120g of Emborg unsalted butter (MUST BE UNSALTED)
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
  • 200g of fine granulated gula prai (More if you're feeding people with sweet tooth)
  • 70g of corn flour 
  • 7 large eggs from local bansan (morning market)
  • 400ml of Emborg whipping cream (2 x 200ml boxes)
  • 1 large lemon (it costs RM2 each now. DAMN !)

What you need to do:
  1. Make sure you take out everything from the fridge 1 hour before baking. The cream cheese, butter and whipping cream needs to be at room temperature
  2. Start the oven and preheat at 180'celsius
  3. Put the butter and cream cheese into the mixing bowl and start mixing at low speed. Scrape the sides and mix evenly
  4. Add the sugar and mix at medium speed. Make sure everything is mixed well.
  5. Add the corn flour and vanilla essence mix mix mix mix mix mix....
  6. Crack one egg at a time into the mixture and mix it evenly. Do this until all the eggs are used.
  7. By now the batter would be very watery. Don't worry. It's meant to be like that
  8. Add the whipping cream into the mixture to make it even more watery. 
  9. Finally, squeeze one biji of lemon into the mixture and give it a final mix.
  10. Pour the super watery mixture into the baking tray, I like to use those disposable aluminium trays so that I can throw them away when we're done eating.
  11. Put the tray into a larger tray, then pour hot boiling water into the larger tray. This is to keep the cake moist and prevent the top from cracking. 
  12. Bake for 40-45 minutes. When the top is golden brown, use a wooden chopstick and poke inside the cake. When you take out the chopstick, nothing will stick to it. Turn off the oven and take out your cake. Let it cool.
  13. When fully cooled, cover the cake with aluminium foil and let it chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours. Usually I just leave it overnight.
See? So easy...

Okay I sien liao.. bye bye

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