Saturday, June 29, 2013

Strawberry Cheesecake and Edible Heathrow Express

No bake Strawberry Cheesecake
Making this was tricky since I am new to the complex world of gelatine. I bought gelatine for the first time. Anxious to use it as soon as I got home, I made milk jelly and that worked. 

With great enthusiasm and not realising that the concept of beginners luck is well and truly alive, I attempted strawberry cheesecake. First attempt, almost disaster. The filing did not firm up, still delicious as a strawberry cheesecake milkshake! Second attempt, same results, and I thought people learn from their mistakes. Apparently not everyone does. To convert  strawberry cheesecake milkshake into strawberry cheesecake, I warmed the mixture gently and chilled it again. It worked. The gelatine did not fully dissolve the first time around. The recipe is available here

Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Airport World
Heathrow Express Train
This cake was made to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Heathrow Express. The cake measured 1.5m x 2m. It would have been fun to watch if a drunk passenger tried to board the train.

Today’s Favourite Blog
A 31-year old woman who only drank soda for about half her life recently faced some health issues. She was brought to a hospital after she fainted. A blood test showed she had severely low potassium levels. And a test of her heart's electrical activity revealed she had a condition called long QT syndrome, which can cause erratic heart beats.

The woman had not drunk any water since the age of 15. She drank about 2 liters of cola daily. After abstaining from soda for just one week, the woman's potassium levels and heart electrical activity returned to normal.

Drinking too much cola may cause excess water to enter the bowels, which in turn leads to diarrhea, and loss of potassium, the researchers said. High amounts of caffeine can also increase urine production and decrease potassium reabsorption, the researchers said.

Whats even more interesting is that the woman lives in Monaco, a small country near southern France. When I started reading the article, I assumed the woman was from the US. I guess people from outside US also indulge in cola.


  1. Thats an enourmous cake!

  2. What a cute little cheesecake, Mr. Three-Cookies! Congratulations! Gelatin is easy to use, but it needs to be completely dissolved, as you have learnt with your tests. I hope it will be a beginning of a long adventure with wobbly desserts.
    I was also sure the woman was from the US (coca cola, bad eating or rather drinking, habit... It's a big surprise!).

    1. Thank you. It is the start of an adventure, and I will certainly encounter your desserts along the way soon

  3. Good for you for exploring the world of gelatin, and sticking with it till you got it. It looks great. That train take is too cool. I am so happy I am not a soda fan.