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Funfetti Cheesecake 

Can’t believe 2017 is almost over ! It has been a fun and eventful year for me ! I have tried a number of new things…..I did a 10K run (and I actually ran the whole 10K, not walking !) I did two Christmas markets, selling my cookies for the very first time…..I have also injured my feet (plantar fasciitis) and I am not sure when they will completely healed….but oh well, that’s an age thing too, I guess……But overall, I think I had more good than bad this year ! I hope 2018 will be even better, I already have many plans in my mind ! Hope yours will be a prosperous one too ! 

Here is a fun cake to make for New Year ! Funfetti Cheesecake ! I added some rainbow sprinkles to a basic cheesecake recipe and used shortbread cookies for the crust. I baked the cheesecake in a hot water bath to prevent the cake from cracking….Hope you’ll enjoy it and have a fun New Year ! 

Makes one 6-inch cake

For the crust 

  • 150 g shortbread cookie crumbs (you can use any cookies of your choice)
  • 45 g unsalted butter, melted 

For the filling 

  • 500 g light cream cheese, softened 
  • 180 g granulated sugar 
  • 2 eggs
  • 30 g all-purpose flour 
  • 7.5 mL pure vanilla extract 
  • 25 g rainbow sprinkles

Extra sprinkles and whipped cream for decorating if needed 

  1. To make the crust, mix cookie crumbs and melted butter together 
  2. Press firmly onto bottom of a 6-inch springform pan lined with parchment paper 
  3. Bake for about 8 minutes, cool slightly 
  4. To make the filling, beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth using an electric mixer 
  5. Add eggs, flour and vanilla, mix until blended 
  6. Fold in sprinkles 
  7. Pour into pan, smooth with a spatula and bake in a hot water bath for 50-60 minutes. You can wrap the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil to prevent seepage 
  8. Cool completely, then refrigerate 
  9. When ready to serve, remove cake from pan, decorate with whipped cream and more sprinkles 

 

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Sparkling Jello

New Year is just 3 days away !  My daughter said I have to make something festive to celebrate. Last week, I came across a champagne and vodka jello recipe on Pinterest. Well…. I don’t drink and I can’t make something alcoholic for my kids, so I used Sprite instead and added some frozen berries to make it more colourful.  You can use any kind of clear carbonated drink you like.  Have a Happy New Year !

Makes about 12-16 mini jello cups, about 50 mL each

  • 2 envelopes or tablespoons unflavoured gelatin powder
  • 2 cups carbonated drink of choice (cold)
  • 200 mL water
  • 1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar if needed to adjust sweetness
  • Frozen berries, mangoes, or other fruits for decoration
  1. Sprinkle 2 envelopes of gelatin over 100 mL of water, let sit for a few minutes
  2. Add sugar to remaining water and heat until just boiled
  3. Pour hot water into gelatin mixture, stir until all dissolved
  4. Add carbonated drink, stir to mix, then pour into jello cups or bowls
  5. Add a few small pieces of frozen fruits to decorate
  6. Wrap and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours or overnight