Thursday, March 6, 2008
Strawberry Fields Forever...
"Let me take you down, coz I'm goin' to..Strawberry Fields.."-The Beatles- Ahaa! Strawberry..who wouldn't love this tiny (or big) red spotted fruit with spiky green leaf on top? With its sweet and sour taste..hmmm..girls do love this kind of flavor!
Recently, I've been curious to this Strawberry Japanese Cheese Cake that one of talented blogger made. Couple times we had chat through sms and we've become friends (even though we haven't met each other face to face).. One day I sms Maki (that's what people called her), and said that I would like to order her JCC for this upcoming event and for myself (hihi).. Because I think, looking at the pics and also the recipe, seems a bit hard and I'm just too lazy to give it a try... :P
She text me back and encourage me that I could do it by myself. Not that she wouldn't take the order, but she thought that why shouldn't I try to do it first? And she'd gladly help to guide me through whenever I'm having trouble while making it..(psst..she's also overing me to bake the cake using her giant oven at her house..which is just too impossible and we made fun of it :P).
After giving some tips, where I should buy the Strawberries.. I made it to the store the night after, walking, since the store is close enough from my house.. Then I looked at the rack..so many strawberries there! small size, big, even huge one..and they're all affordable!!! I mean.. all this time I made a wrong, so wrong choice of place for buying strawberries! The price was 1.5-2 times more expensive.. Haha you would laugh and said "Ya iyaLaaahhh" if I told you where :P.. OK, bought the strawberries, it's one step already.. Next thing to do, I just have to pull up all my energy to try the recipe.
chefwannabe.wordpress.com), and did exactly what's written. One thing I like from her blog is, she explained everything in details, what type of brand she used and how she did it..it's so useful for me, as a beginners. After waiting 75 minutes (as she recommended), the cake is ready! Some of it was poured into cups, it's done ahead (I think about 40 minutes only). Spread the top with Strawberry Paletta, decorate it with fresh cut strawberries, and last one is pouring it with strawberry paletta again (diluted with boiling water).
The taste???Hmm..If I may say it in Indonesian words: "Top Markotob Mak 'Nyuuussss....!!!" Hahaha. My hubby loving it too (but he wasn't really into fresh strawberry, so I'm the one who eat all the fresh fruit..which is no problemo at all!). The cheese felt just right and the cake is soo soft! The lemon curd flavor on the cake combines with fresh cut strawberries has made it tasted even more fresher. Ahhhh...it's just like being in a Heaven of Cheese and Strawberries!!! Believe me! :D
p.s: Thank You Maki for your encouragement! I can make Strawberry JCC now..Woohooo!!! :D