Monday, January 23, 2012

A Recipe

Doing something different today than paper, inks and stamps! It's still being creative but with different ingredients!

I have developed a love for Cookery - that is a miracle! Never been drawn to this before. Jamie Oliver is my favorite chef and I watch him and take notes when I can. He thinks and cooks in such a logical way - refreshing! DH and the boys are loving it.

This is a recipe I make at request as it is very popular now in our house, from Jamie Oliver.
A cheesecake dessert.

To tell you quickly how its made:
Crush a handful of hazelnuts and warm in pan - add 50gr butter, when melted, add 8 ginger cookies which have been smashed. This is the bottom which goes in four glasses.
Add a reasonable layer of lemon curd.
Stir a tablespoon of icing sugar in 500 ml crème fraich (sour cream), add 5 drops of vanilla essence or use a teaspoon of vanilla paste.
Add on top of lemon curd. Use a tin of pears (optional) which you add to form layers with the crème fraich.
With a sharp knife pulling towards you - shave off chocolate flakes from a bar of chocolate and put on top to garnish. Thats it! Put in the fridge to set.
(sorry I don't know the weights and measures in any other language, so you will have to take a rough guess by looking at the photo if you might be interested!)

There is a story behind these glasses. My DH, as do my sons, love beer. But the beer glasses kept getting broken and it was time to replenish our stock. There was a Garage sale going in the town next to us, so we decided to go take a look one Sunday. René found two boxes of beautiful beer glasses, for just ten euros! I use this box for my desserts as I love the shape, they taste just that little bit better in a real glass like this :)

If anyone gets inspired to make a card using the photograph with the four glasses on a tray, first one will receive the above shown stamp from Hero Arts called Cut Out Flower.


  1. Yummy! I am inspired to make some pudding and serve it up like you did in your beautiful dessert!

  2. Looks delish!! I'm sure your family loves this dessert!

  3. Hi Jacqueline, this sounds such a yummy family will love it....but sadly not for me !!!
    (diabetic) boo hoo ...
    love and hugs
    chris richards

  4. Beautiful presentation, Jacqueine, and the recipe sound delish! Lemon curd is one of my favorite things!

  5. I too love Jamie Oliver ... this looks delicious!!

  6. I am currently cooking our meal and checking mails and blogging at the same time. Your dessert would be the perfect finishing of our meal today, lol! Don't you just LOVE cooking? Have a great evening, Ira

  7. I love how you made the dessert in the beer glasses....I do that too! I think beautiful glasses are some of the best "dishes" ever for a lovely dessert presentation! I also have been to cocktail parties lately where they have a mashed potato "buffet" and people can add various toppings to their mashed potato....the interesting thing about this is that the potatos are served in a martini glass!

  8. Wow!.... and with all your other talent, you can cook too! This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I am hungry again; this looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  10. Oh, I'm drooling! Looks really good Jacqueline! And that is definitely an inspiring color challenge photo to work with!

  11. Ohhhh, I just love lemon curd. I know I would love this dessert :)

  12. Oh my goodness, this looks soooo good. I have a lemon curd chicken recipe I adore. I love lemon curd! Into my folder of recipes this goes!

  13. What a fun and easy recipe Jacqueline. Your use of the beer glasses is great.

  14. My family enjoys watching Jamie Oliver so much! This looks incredibly delicious....I'm hungry!

  15. Your desert looks so yummy and I love how you put them in those glasses.. I have never had Lemon curd.. I love anything lemon so I am sure I would love it...

    Hugs, Linda

  16. oooh I LOVE lemon curd but no-one else in the family does, could I eat all four myself ?


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