Chocolate Marble Cotton Cheesecake and Beef Lasagne!

A week has passed and seriously.. has it really been a week? - shake head.. i hv been busy cleaning our house.. its a standard thing to do during fasting hours.. u basically will fill up ur time doing stuff.. i am not a "afternoon nap" person.. i hate sleeping during the day cos i just feel that its a waste of time.. i will try to clean our place as early as first week of Ramadhan cos i know that by the 3rd and 4th week we ladies tend to get busier in different departments..

Fasting month also means we ladies tend to cook up a storm.. well not really for me.. i usually will cook something simple and yet practical.. i used to cook lots and at the same time will buy all sorts of kuih fm outside.. i stopped doing that 2yrs ago.. dont see any point in wasting and hence will just concentrate on the main meal and for dessert i will prepare something simple..

This cake recipe was bookmarked many months ago.. i didnt know that u can actually use cotton cheesecake as a base cake.. i wanted to bake it and add fresh cream and fresh fruits as topping but as soon as it was out of the oven.. Sonia was already asking for a slice.. so the plan to use it as a base cake didnt happen.. i also realised that i hv actually baked this before .. oh well.. one good thing that came out of this was that i noticed this recipe has a different texture compared to the other cotton cheesecakes.. the texture is a little denser which makes it suitable for a base cake.. honestly? i really like it.. its my children's' kinda cheesecake and i know for sure that they will be asking for more... so ok .. heres the recipe again.. ty mbak Ricke for sharing it with us... oh u can also take a look at her decorated cotton cheesecake here..

50g flour
50g cornstarch

60g unsalted butter
250g cream cheese, leave at room temperature
120 ml whip cream - (I used double cream)
5 egg yolks
2 tsp grated lemon peel

5 egg whites
1/8 tsp salt
125g caster sugar
1 tsp lemon juice

toppings (I didnt use any topping)
2 tsp apricot jam
2 tbsp water

* Prepare a round baking pan 20 cm, Cover baking paper, spread butter. Preheat oven to 150C.
* Mix the butter, cream cheese and whip cream in the container. Simmer, stirring until soft, remove from fire. (double boiler)
* Add sifted A (flour mixture) and stir well. Add egg yolks and continue to mix well.
* Add lemon skin, mix well, set aside.
* Beat the egg whites until frothy, add sugar and lemon juice a little at a time and continue to whisk till soft peak.
* Pour 1 / 3 egg white mixture into cream cheese mixture and stir well. Pour this mixture into remaining egg white mixture and stir well.
* Pour batter into pan, bake au bain marie, about 75 minutes until the surface is ripe, golden yellow. Remove from oven.
* Once completely cool, remove cake from pan.
* Heat the apricot jam and water, apply to the surface of cheesecake.

Instagram pic..

... and ok.. two days ago i had prepared beef Lasagne for iftar.. i hardly bake Lasagne when i am home.. the cost of cheese here in Asia can be pretty horrible compared to when we're in Europe.. i dont know why they are expensive here; but i can tell ya that if its wasnt bec of Hairi.. i wouldnt wanna bake it lol... my boy is so into Lasagne that i wud always hv the (store bought) frozen ones in my freezer whenever we travel.. alrighty.. heres the recipe and step by step pic fm Pioneer woman..

1-1/2 pound Ground Beef - i used 800g ground beef
1 pound Hot Breakfast Sausage - didnt use
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
2 cans (14.5 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes
2 cans (6 Ounce) Tomato Paste
2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
2 Tablespoons Dried Basil
1 teaspoon Salt
3 cups Lowfat Cottage Cheese - i will use Ricotta cheese next time!
2 whole Beaten Eggs
1/2 cup Grated (not Shredded) Parmesan Cheese
2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
1 teaspoon Salt
1 pound Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
1 package (10 Ounce) Lasagne noodles - i bought instant lasagne
(add 1/2 Teaspoon Salt And 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil To Pasta Water)

Instagram pic..

Preparation Instructions
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet or saucepan, combine ground beef, sausage, and garlic...(I used 2 tbsp of olive oil and browned my diced onions.. once brown i added garlic and minced beef) Cook over medium-high heat until browned. Drain half the fat; less if you’re feeling naughty. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons parsley, basil and salt. After adding the tomatoes, the sauce mixture should simmer for 45 minutes while you are working on the other steps.
In a medium bowl, mix cottage cheese, beaten eggs, grated Parmesan, 2 more tablespoons parsley, and 1 more teaspoon salt. Stir together well. Set aside. Cook lasagne until “al dente” (not overly cooked).

To assemble:
Arrange 4 cooked lasagne noodles in the bottom of a baking pan, overlapping if necessary. Spoon half the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles. Spread evenly. Cover cottage cheese with a layer of mozzarella cheese. Spoon a little less than half the meat/sauce mixture over the top.
Repeat, ending with meat/sauce mixture. Sprinkle top generously with extra Parmesan.
Either freeze, refrigerate for up to two days, or bake immediately: 350-degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until top is hot and bubbly.

..... enjoy kids and have a blessed weekend!


Ribbon and Circus said...

Kan kan kan.. cheese kat sini a bit expensive.. kalau ade promo, mesti I beli byk2 he he and nowadays, fairprice dah stock up byk jenis cheese and plg best most of them ada cop halal.. yipppee.. :)

Zai said...

macam nak tarik lidah dia keluar, she sooooooo cute.

Kak Nita said...

Kak Rima....
Semuanya peberet saya.....nak rasa sikit boleh?

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima,

Thanks for sharing both the recipes.

Hope you have a great weekend with your family.

P/S: Read in your past entry that you are house searching for new house. Have you considered buying a home in JB under Msia second home programme? Got a lot of nice bungalows at horizon hills and ledang heights near tuas checkpoint. will be easy for your husband to travel to work too and you can get your dream kitchen.

Aymy With L♥ve said...

Hi Kak Rima... Adoi sedapnya cheesecake... Kononya puasa ni nak diet, macammana ni? Ehehehe...

Nisa-mom said...

Ramadan Kareem, Rima. I love your blog,the recipes, the pictures always make me dying.. LOL

Dewi said...

Salam Kak Rima,

Woowww! Cotton cheesecake! Actually kan i da bookmarked mbak ricke nye marble cheesecake tau d day after she posted it.. Tapi tak terbuat2. The moment i bought creamcheese mesti i buat benda lain.... Hahahahaa.... Anyways, happy puasa to u kakak!! :))

shuweet said...

hi kak Rima,

for the instant lasagna sheet tu kita tak perlu rendam terlebih dahulu kn? from the box into oven rite?

Bakericious said...

Marble cotton cheesecake is always in my to bake list but yet have chance to bake it, you are tempting me....

Rima said...

tu sebab if nak masak benda pakai cheese ade weak sikit.. the other day i bought cheese and also tomotoes i paid dkt $45.. pengsan

Rima said...

she nowadays if take pic sure buat silly faces lah.. funny faces lah.. susah nak take her pic

Rima said...

alamak KNita.. dah process pongggg hehe

Rima said...

alamak cannot lah.. the traffic to go in and out of sg is just not worth it..

Rima said...

berat badan waktu bulan puasa ni tak byk sikit also turun lah kan.. dah tu time raya gain weight balik hehe

Rima said...

Ty moms the little one..

Rima said...

ku bookmarked also dah lama .. tak terperasan rupenye ku dah biasa bake cheesecake using the same recipe hehe

Rima said...

yes tak payah pun... the sauce of ur mince meat tu harus lebih ok so that the instant lasagna tak jadi kering..

Rima said...

There is something abt cotton cheesecake that got all of us craving for me.. hairi is one of them who loves cotton cheesecake

Anonymous said...

Salam kak rima. macam mana u slice cake u cantik je eh? Apa tips? I selalu potong mesti tak rata the edges. tqvm :)

Anonymous said...

Salam sis rima.... can i noe, cake tu dibakar pada suhu brape dan brape lame?

Rima said...

anon pls sign off with ur name.. ty

use 160C ok

meera said...

Salam sis rima.....i yg Anonymous tanye pasal suhu tu... Tks for the answer.... Niway i already add u in FB. Nanti i try bake n post the outcome on FB
tks again sis.......

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..