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Strawberry Jelly Tofu Cheese Cake (Low-Calorie) – Christmas

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Can you believe that this was made up of tofu?

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This cheesecake is low in calories compared to the conventional ones. The cheese layer was mainly made up of cream cheese, tofu and yogurt. No heavy cream was added.

In fact, I actually made it using natural sweetener called Stevia! I will talk to you guys about it very soon as it is my ongoing project I have been working on. Meanwhile, let’s head back to this recipe. ^^

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It is great for vegetarians too as I had used agar agar powder instead of gelatin. It is light and refreshing, yet somehow creamy. I really love this dessert especially after a heavy meal or dinner. It makes a great light cheesecake for night guest too!

Strawberry Jelly Tofu Cheesecake
Serves 8
A low-calorie cheesecake so light so refreshing yet so creamy. Makes one 8.5 inch round cake using springform pan
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Crust
  1. (8 oz.) 250 grams of digestive biscuit
  2. (1/4 cup) 60 grams of unsalted butter, softened
  3. 1/4 tsp of salt
Cheesecake Layer
  1. (1 cup) 250 grams of cream cheese, room temp
  2. (1 cup) 250 grams of natural greek yogurt, room temp
  3. (7.5 oz.) 200 grams of firm tofu (Tau Kwa)
  4. (3/4 cup) 185 grams of fine white sugar
  5. (1/4 cup) 65 ml of milk
  6. 1 tbsp. of lemon juice
  7. 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  8. (1/2 cup) 125 ml of water
  9. 2 tsp. of agar agar powder
  10. 8 strawberries, sliced if desired
Strawberry Jelly Layer
  1. 1 1/2 tsp. of agar agar powder
  2. (7 oz.) 200 grams of strawberry, sliced
  3. (1 1/2 cup) 375ml of water
  4. (1/3 cup) 80 grams of sugar
To make the crust
  1. Blitz digestive biscuit, softened butter and salt together. If crushing in the ziplock bag, melt butter instead.
  2. Transfer into a 8.5 inch spring form pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Use the back of something flat and press firmly. You may use your hands to press down too.
  4. Set aside in the fridge while you make your cheesecake.
To make your cheesecake layer
  1. Make sure that everything is in room temperature so that the agar agar can be well mix into it later.
  2. In your food processor, blend greek yogurt, Tau Kwa, cream cheese, sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and lemon juice until smooth. Leave it inside while you dissolve your agar agar.
  3. In your saucepan, dissolve agar agar powder with water. Bring it to a rolling boil and let it boil for about a minute. Shut off the heat and immediately drizzle in the mixture into your food processor while it is on.
  4. Quickly transfer the cheese mixture into your springform pan. Spread evenly.
  5. You may add some sliced strawberries if desired, just make sure to carefully top onto the cheesecake. Transfer back into the fridge for an hour while you make your strawberry jelly.
  6. To make strawberry jelly,
  7. In a saucepan, bring sliced strawberry, agar agar powder, water and sugar to a boil while whisking. Once it stared to boil, bring the heat down to medium-low and whisk for another 2 to 3 minutes. You want to make sure to mash the softened strawberries as you whisk to extract all the flavors.
  8. Strain the jelly mixture and let it cool on the countertop just until lukewarm temperature as agar agar sets around room temperature.
  9. Slowly pour on top of the cooled cheesecake layer and immediately let it cool completely in the fridge.
  10. Best serve chilled.
Notes
  1. - Make sure that everything is in room temperature so that the agar agar can be well mix into it later.
  2. - To cut back on calories, you may substitute digestive biscuit with other alternatives.
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Jam Drops (Thumbprint Cookies)

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Don’t you just love something that is buttery and jelly?

IMG_9639editedIn Singapore (since we follow the British), we call these Jam Drop biscuits. But in America, it is commonly known as Thumbprint Cookies.

IMG_9637editedNevertheless the names, they are the same and super delicious. Basic butter cookie with wonderful sweet jam in the center. They are great as a meetup gift, so be sure to double or even triple the recipe! It will sure be gone in just a few hours time.

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Mixed Berry Muffins with Crumble Topping

IMG_9202_EditedI’m so in love with these muffins right now. They are packed with a variety of berries like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

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If you are having berry muffins, you would want to have lots of berries in each and every muffins right? This recipe will sure to satisfy you.

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And with a generous amount of buttery crumble topping. This is to-die-for.

IMG_9200_EditedBring it on your next potluck! Your friends will love it.

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Mixed Berry Muffins
Serves 11
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Ingredients
  1. (1 ½ cups) 195 grams of plain flour
  2. 2 ½ tsp of baking powder
  3. 1/8 tsp. of salt
  4. (1/2 cup) 125 grams of white sugar
  5. (7 tbsp.) 100 grams of unsalted butter
  6. (2 tbsp.) 30 ml of vegetable oil
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. (1/2 cup) 125 ml of milk
  10. 1 tbsp. of cornstarch
  11. (1 ½ cups) Mixture of different berries
Crumble Topping
  1. (6 tbsp.) 90 grams of melted butter
  2. (1 cup) 125 grams of plain flour
  3. (1/2 cup) 125 grams of packed light brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced.
  2. To make your crumble, rub in melted butter with plain flour and brown sugar. Put it in your fridge while you make your batter.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set them aside.
  4. In your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy on high speed.
  5. Turn your mixer to medium-low speed and add in oil.
  6. Add in vanilla extract
  7. Drizzle in eggs, one at a time
  8. Next, slowly stir in milk.
  9. Then, fold in dry ingredients on low speed until just combined.
  10. In a bowl, combine mixed berries and starch together. Fold it into the batter.
  11. Transfer into 12 muffin pan lined with paper liners.
  12. Finally, scatter over the crumble mix.
  13. Bake it in the oven for about 27 to 30 minutes.
  14. Let it cool completely. You may reheat it in toaster to get the crispy crumble.
Notes
  1. Add some cinnamon powder if you like.
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Very Berry Crumble Cake

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESI love crumble cake. And this is so berry-licious!
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESVery Berry Crumble Cake. The fact that it is whole meal, it is awesome! Look at those baked berries! You can use a mixture of different berries, I used some strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.

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Very Berry Crumble Cake
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Cake
  1. (1/4 cup) 65 grams of butter, soften
  2. 6 tbsp. of white sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. (1/4 cup) 65 ml of plain yogurt
  6. (1/2 cup) 65 grams of plain flour
  7. (3/4 cup) 100 grams of whole meal flour
  8. ½ tsp. of baking powder
  9. ¼ tsp. of baking soda
  10. 1/8 tsp. salt
Filling
  1. 2 cups of berries
  2. 2 tbsp. of white sugar
  3. 1 tsp. of corn starch
Crumble
  1. (3 tbsp.) 45 grams of melted butter
  2. (1/2 cup) 65 grams of plain flour
  3. (1/4 cup) packed light brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced.
  2. To make the filling, combine mixed berries, sugar and starch together.
  3. To make your crumble, rub in melted butter with plain flour and brown sugar.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set them aside.
  5. In your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy on high speed.
  6. Add in vanilla extract
  7. Drizzle in an egg. Mix well.
  8. Next, stir in plain yogurt.
  9. Lastly, fold in dry ingredients on low speed until just combined.
  10. Transfer into a 7 inch square pan lined with parchment paper.
  11. Spread evenly.
  12. Add in your filling for the next layer.
  13. Finally, scatter over the crumble mix into your pan.
  14. Bake it in the oven for about 50 minutes.
  15. Let it cool, cut and serve. You may reheat it in toaster to get the crispy crumble.
Notes
  1. Use frozen berries If you like.
  2. Toast it in a toaster the next following day to get that crispy crumble
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Grilled Butter Cake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce | Summer Party Series

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 For 3rd episode of Summer Party, I will sharing this simple recipe to you guys! It’s my Grilled Butter Cake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce. You could use homemade Butter/Pound Cake (Check out my recipe here) or store-bought ones.

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 Perfect for Summer Party and entertaining.~

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 Butter cake is great. Buttery, sweet and delicious. When you grill, it brings the cake to a whole new level. You will get that crispy grilled-marks and it will be all so warm and special.

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 Something like this, have to go with something refreshing. The Fresh Strawberry Sauce is a nice complement to the sweet and crispy warm Butter Cake. It has that tart and refreshing flavor that will sure to make you feel so oh-Summer.

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Grilled Butter Cake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce
Refeshing crispy butter cake with fresh tart strawberry sauce. Butter Cake recipe: http://wp.me/p5kmjX-dr
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Homemade Butter/Pound Cake
Fresh Strawberry Sauce
  1. 200 grams of strawberries
  2. 30 grams of icing sugar
  3. 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
To make Fresh Strawberry Sauce
  1. Blend everything in a blender.
  2. Strain it using a strainer.
  3. Serve.
Grilled Butter Cake
  1. Slice homemade Butter/Pound Cake into slices.
  2. Grill them on both side on a griller.
  3. Serve them warm with Fresh Strawberry Sauce and fruits.
Notes
  1. For quick and fuss-free grilled butter cake, you can use store-bought ones.
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