Gandhi said….

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“I object to violence when it appears to do good, for the good is only temporary, the evil it does, is permanent”.

This post wrote by one of my friend. Cheers, mate!

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Cheezy Lemon “Say-Cheese”cake (Yum-my!)

Bon Appetite!

For those cheesecakes lovers, i can recommend you this cheesecake : “LEMONY LEMON CHEESECAKE”. The easiest, very simple method to  create a baked cheesecake with lemon flavour !! Before i begin my story, these are the basic apparatus and ingredients to bake a DELICIOUS cheesecake….

Baking Apparatus:

  • 10 inch springform pan
  • Square baking tray
  • Aluminium foil : double layer (to prevent water from seeping into the springform pan as shown in picture 4 —> yellow arrow)
  • Grinder or miller
  • Mixer (Kenwood)
  • Convection Oven

Ingredients:

  • 150g (1/2 cup)  castor sugar
  • 125g butter, melted (* COOL DOWN the melted butter at room temperature)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 250g plain sweet biscuit crumbs (Arnott’s Nice Biscuits as shown in the picture) (*alternatively : DIGESTIVE biscuits, Marie Biscuit or Chocolate cookies. It’s your choice!)
  • 2 x 250g cream cheese (Philadelphia or Anchor cream cheese. You can get it at Cake Specialities Shop, GIANT hypermarket, COLD STORAGE and etc. AT the Chiller Department where you can find butter, cheese, yogurt, milk, whipping cream…)

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(L to R : clockwise –> Castor sugar, Measuring jug, Arnott’s Nice Biscuits, Eggs and another measuring jug)

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Lemon Zest (from 1 lemon)

Method:

1. Lightly grease a 10 inch springform pan (picture 1). Crush the biscuits into crumbs (Using grinder).  Then, mix with melted butter until well-combined and press onto the base of the springform pan (Picture 2). Chill in the fridge for  one hour.

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(Picture 1 : Grease the pan)

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(Picture 2 : Mix the biscuits with melted butter)

2. Put eggs and castor sugar in mixer’s bowl. Then, beat until pale and creamy.

3. Add cheese, lemon juice and lemon zest into the mixture. Beat the mixture until it is smooth and creamy (as shown in picture 3).

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(Picture 3 : Mix the lemon zest, juice and cheese with the mixture)

4. Pour mixture into the prepared tin (springform). Place the springform tin onto another baking tray which is filled with water. (*This is to prevent the surface of the baked cheesecake becoming dry or crack!!).

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(Picture 4 : Before baking)

5. Bake at 170 degress Celcius for (approximately) an hour or until firm. The top of the lemon cheesecake should be lightly brown (as shown in the picture).

6. After baking, please DO NOT REMOVE the baked lemon cheesecake immediately from the oven (*This also apply to all types of baked cheesecakes) . It should be left to cool in the oven before removing. It is preferable to chill the baked cheesecake in the fridge overnight before serving because the butter used in the biscuit crust needs to be chill and set (**For easy removal from the springform pan!)

1…2…..3…. Here is the lemony lemon cheesecake…….

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Ta..Da!! THE Delicious lemony lemon cheesecake. Ready to serve!!

(All the informations are from my MOM, AJI ; Mahen’s mom; Yummy Cheesecakes : A perfect cheesecake cookbook for beginners by Kelly Tang)

Another sad story (May it R.I.P.)

Environment/Nature

a01.gifnother sad (that really make me angry and sad) news about freshwater terrapins… Sigh and  icon_cry.gif . This time is the rare freshwater terrapin. Guess what type of freshwater terrapin? Anyone? I don’t think anybody take note of that. The answer is the Asian Giant Softshell Freshwater Tortoise(Pelochelys cantorii) . This carcass was found in the state marine park unit dock (two days ago) in Terengganu.

I have to admit that Terengganu is a wonderful state in Malaysia. Do you know why? This is because you can find different types of turtles (marine and freshwater.. not so sure about terrestrial) and nice beaches such as Pulau Redang.  After a few visits, really make me want to go there to stay or do my conservation project (probably in the future).. Anyway, if you would like to know more information about the news, please visit pelf’s blog (Postgrad doing her Master project on turtle. She is my xi fu. Really envy her lots. )

    b01.gifefore you proceed or visit pelf’s blog, i would like to ask : Have you read that news about the freshwater terrapin? If not, please take a look —-> Click Here

What a shame icon_mad.gif! Seriously.. what a shame or pity that a lot of us especially not to mention (cough cough), do not notice or realise how important these animals to us or ecosystem.  A lot of people ignore or not aware of these kind of issues (Especially on environment).

I would like to say that We should be bless that each country (especially the tropics) have different types of animals (from terrestrial to marine). A couple of friends of mine asked me why i’m so into environment or concern about the environment especially on turtles. Well.. i guess this shows that not a lot of people know that environment is very important to us. There are some people still can’t accept the fact (especially ah hmmm.. uncle and aunty) that study any field that relate to environment will help to solve a lot of environment problems such as HAZE , water pollution , land degradation, land slides, a particular animal population decrease or extinct and so on…. What i know that they only know study any course that relate to environment..will end up work in NGO or work as volunteer (means tak ada  gaji or work for FREE!! Jeezz… icon_mad.gif).

What a shame! serious.. what a shame ! I really pray to god that I really hope that in the future (hopefully soon), there are more conservation works or projects on any type of wild life.  A message to the community: “Please take good care of our mother nature or wilderness! They also need LOVE AND CARE!!”.

    May it REST IN PEACE…. !! (Hope they find the causes.. in order to bring justice for that poor fellasad.gif)
    Addendum:
    Sigh.. i guess this sad story is like another never ending sad story (but i really hope i can end one day..hopefully as soon as possible). Why did i said it’s a never ending sad story? Well..i received another sad news about this tortoise. End of January 2007, another Asian Giant Softshell Freshwater Tortoise(Pelochelys cantorii) carcass found in Terengganu (around the same area). Sigh.. what a pity! Oh well, now really hope the government take serious action about all these cases.