I’m happy to announce that I have conquered a lower fat and lower sugar version of the Cheesecake Factory’s Red Velvet Cheesecake. Its basically a basic cheesecake sandwiched between two layers of Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese frosting ‘glue’. Its a perfect combination, I kid you not. Cookies and cream? Get the hell out of the way!
It took me five tries (3 for the cake and 2 for the cheesecake) and 4 hours (thanks to the 55 minutes for baking the cheesecake layer… times two). And it was darn delicious.
You might want to know that it has a secret ingredient. Later.
I need to confess something.
Its not a big deal.
But I’m going to say it anyway.
I killed 3 cockroaches today.
And I felt like a murderer.
Now how did this happen?? Here’s where the story starts.
Freakish guy living downstairs (note to self: speak kindly of neighbours, even if they enjoy throbbing your floor, their ceiling with brooms like psychotic human beings… which my friendly neighbour isn’t), again complained about my nice little family’s peaceful lifestyle. Possibly thanks to the vigorous ceiling whacking (their ceiling, my floor), said neighbours’ ceiling leaked
water unidentified liquid. A couple workers came around today to fix the flawed pipe, releasing 2 adult and 1 baby cockroach into the very space where food is prepared in our home.
So there I was, after the workers left, unaware of 3 unwelcome guests sharing the 3m X 3m room that was the kitchen, cooking some fried rice (don’t ask)when this 3 1/2 inch long roach (小强） charged at me with more determination than you can imagine. I dropped my stupid wooden frying spatula and ducked. It slammed onto the floor and I, with my usually non-existent quick reflexes, flung a mat over it and jumped on it with my bare feet. It died a painful death. Sorry, roach.
But of course, there was a second and third roach. At this point of time, I realised that my fried rice lacked spring onions and began chopping the spring onions. The second roach jumped onto the chopping board and almost cost me a limb. (I was holding a knife, in case you didn’t get it) I jumped away, and again with my usually non-existent quick reflexes, threw a mat over it and jumped on it with my feet. 2 down, 1 more to go.
As I began to wonder if a scene from a horror movie was about to happen, the baby roach ran/crawled towards me with a desire to court death and I swung a giant plastic bag onto its tiny body and stomped all over the roach. It died.
And that’s how I took away 3 innocent lives from the cruel, cruel world, because I’m a cruel roach murderer.
Oh right, the cake.
Here’s the recipe.
The recipe for the Red Velvet Cake is adapted from here : The Hungry Dudes
The recipe for the Red Velvet Cake is adapted from here : Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Damn, I’m feeling hungry again!