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Gluten free cheese cake

Gluten free cheese cakeOn Thursday morning I made a gluten free cheese cake baked in oven. Everything looked fine until I noticed the recipe probably was a two page one and I had printed only one. I went back to read the recipe, Oh no, in the last sentence on page two it said cool the cake over night in the fridge to set. Over night ! ? ! Oh dear ! We have friends coming in less than four hours. What now ? The cake is steaming hot. OK, I had to figure out something. Quickly I put the cake on the terrace table to cool a bit. Then for about half an hour in the fridge. After that into the freezer for the rest of the time. My husband said what if it’s deep frozen when they arrive. I too was worried . But, it turned out to be delicious and almost set. Only a small part right in the middle was a bit too soft. I also made some egg rice pastries but they were not gluten free.

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Egg Rice Pastries

For some time already I have had on my mind to bake egg rice pastries. I actually bought a package of deep frozen puff pastry already a couple of days ago. Today is a rainy, bit chilly day. A perfect day for baking. It’s a long time since last time I made them. I cannot even remember when. Perhaps I should make them more often.

Mirror Glaze Cake

Some weeks ago I was browsing the “Pirkka” magazine and saw the beautiful picture of a mirror glaze cake. I read the recipe for several times and said to my husband. I will make this cake for Mother’s Day on May 14 which also, this year, happens to be our 50-years wedding anniversary. I read the recipe very thoroughly, again and again. I wanted to avoid mistakes. Everything looked so good, even the glaze until I poured it onto the cake. I have no idea what went wrong but the glaze was too thick and looked lumpy. Not at all like the one in “Pirkka” or like the gorgeous ones I looked up on Google. My husband said, don’t worry about the look as long as it’s edible I’m happy. It was edible and pretty yummy too. But, I give up, no more mirror glaze cakes for me. At least for now 😉Mirror glaze cake / mango cheesecakeMirror glaze cake / mango cheesecake

Potato Salad & Spring Tart

Homemade potato salad and mint chocolate cheese cake. Potato salad & sausages are pretty much traditional First of May food here. Well, at least in our family. Sometimes I make the salad myself but mostly I buy it.

The mint chocolate domino cookie cheese cake/tart is one I had had on my mind for quite a time. I actually had planned to make it for Easter but when I saw the yellow mango cheese cake in a magazine I wanted to make it for Easter and decided to make the mint cheese for the 1st of May. Oh my, it is yummy + I’m sure, has trillions of calories ! The one in the picture in the magazine is so beautifully decorated. I tried to make mine look the same. Of course it doesn’t ! But, my family made me feel happy, by saying it to them, really looks nice.

Mango Cheesecake

Mango CheesecakeMango Cheesecake Yesterday I made a mango cheesecake. I didn’t decorate it because I forgot to buy fresh berries. The cake in the magazine was decorated with fresh berries. I didn’t want to use frozen because when they melt it looks messy. No sunshine in the first picture but in the second one. The stripes are from the window blinds.

Meringue Roses

Meringue RosesMeringue RosesMeringue RosesMeringue Roses Finally I managed to make meringues that were not chewy, too dark, or went into a thousand pieces as soon as you touched them 🙂 The meringue was perfect but the roses did not look like the roses in the Pirkka magazine. Check who photobombed my last two pictures 😉 Good he didn’t touch them 😀 I need to stop baking. Bad for my weight 😦