Cake, Sweet

Happy Birthday Sis: Frozen Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake.

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Today is my ‘little’ sisters birthday. Obviously she isn’t really little anymore in any way – she’s a 26 year old law teacher who is taller than me! But she’ll always be my little sister.

This year I wanted to make her a different birthday cake to usual, something a bit fun but also a bit more grown up. Then luckily my September edition of the good food magazine dropped through the door and staring at me from the front cover was the recipe for a frozen raspberry cheesecake. Perfect.

It was pretty simple to make and was interesting being frozen.

Frozen raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake

Cake, Sweet

Good Food Magazine: Rhubarb and Orange cake

I haven’t made this recipe yet but when I finally got round to reading last months Good Food magazine I spotted a recipe that I thought would be perfect for my parents to use – Rhubarb and Orange Cake.

This year they decided to have a go at growing forced rhubarb in a pot and it has been very successful for them, so successful that it appears to be trying to break free from from its little rhubarb prison.  Usually my mom’s recipes for using rhubarb begin and end with rhubarb crumble.  I guess it is pretty good if you like rhubarb but I am not keen, especially when it is a nasty, stringy mush that tastes sour (sorry, that isn’t due to the way my mom cooks it as I am told it is really nice, it is just how my taste buds see rhubarb crumble!)  I like the crumble bit though.

So, after reading my magazine I thought this looks like a perfect recipe to give rhubarb another go and to try and help my parents use up some more of the pretty pink stuff.  I told my mom about the recipe today and she seems really keen to try it.

Hopefully this might change my opinion and I might become a rhubarb fan… because it is one thing that we can’t feed to the chickens.


Rhubarb and Orange Cake