Sunday, March 28, 2010

Back with Super Duper Simple Lemon Cheesecake


Oh gosh, it's been a while.
In fact, these last three months had been the longest time I've gone MIA from food blogging.

Whatever happened to me?

Did I get bored?
Have I been so crazy busy at work?
Have I been lazy? (Hmm, when have I not?)
Have I been sick?
...and some people guessed, was I broken hearted?

Uh oh, no.
None of the above.

So, what happened?
Hmm, let's just say....there's wonderfulness in my oven.

Now you're talkin'

(Another) roast bird?
(God forbid...another...) banana chocolate baked goods?
(Did I finally get on to making my own..) lasagna?

No, no, and...I wish.

It's something real easy this time.
No crust, no muss.
Just little plain ol' baked Lemon Cheesecake.

Recipe
- 1 block of cream cheese, room temperature, cut into cubes
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup sugar
- juice of half a lemon
- zest of half a lemon

Preheat oven to 180C/350F. In a mixing bowl, beat egg and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add cream cheese cubes, beat until creamy. Add lemon juice and lemon zest, beat until creamy and well combined. Pour into 2 ramekins and bake for 15 minutes. You can use a small spring form pan, but I couldn't be bothered. If you use a different pan, baking time may be different. After baking, let cool and refrigerate. Bring back to room temperature before consumption, decorate with thinly sliced lemon or mint leaves, or anything you like.

Rich, creamy, lemony....and easy.

Now, if you still wanna know...
I've been away because of...
Let's just say, the word oven is not irrelevant.

If you really really wanna know...
I've been away because of........................
this.

13 comments:

Rita said...

Haha wow. that looks really good and easy! definitely gonna try this sometime soon! :]

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

I got the hint the first time... and you had me waiting in suspense with talking about your lemon cheesecake. ;P

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We missed you! :) Congrats on your bun in the oven.

Mrs Ergül said...

I just have to say Congratulations again! I'm so excited for you!

tasteofbeirut said...

Congrats on the new "baby"
Like that mini cheesecake! small is better in sweet goodies!

noobcook said...

hehehe congratulations!

FFichiban said...

Welcome Back!!! Been too long you :P yummm simple and tasty ^^!

Crystal said...

I am so glad you are back! And with a very tasty looking recipe, too!

And oh my goodness you are pregnant! Congrats!!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wow congrats!!

tigerfish said...

Miss you! You were away for so long...every time I visit, I only see the grilled pork thingy and left disappointed even though how delicious the grilled meat was...;p

Good to have you back! and congrats!

daphne said...

oh sweetie!!! CONGRATULATIONS! aww I am looking forward to more posting from you about your journey (if u r =) ). Take care..and what an awesome lemon cheese cake that is.

Tuty @Scentofspice said...

Ai-ay-ay.. Rita. I have been wondering where you were.

Congrats and good to see you back on the radar.

Take it easy and enjoy the journey to motherhood!

Well, let me introduce you to my "baby" that was born while you were on hiatus.. so come and visit.

Cynthia said...

I missed you a lot and am so happy to see you back posting!