Saturday, May 31, 2014

Autumn Leaves Quilted Table Runner

My parents have almost been married for 50 years.  This table runner is a wedding anniversary gift for them.

First there was 'the plan' - an autumnal rainbow of colours.  Half of the leaves would be in very saturated tones, and the other half in almost pastel colours.

I am on holiday for 10 days and yesterday was a half day.  My hope is to make three rows of the pattern each day. This is what has been made on days 1 and 2.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Individual Cheesecakes

400g soft cream cheese (eg Philadelphia) Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 eggs
150g gluten-free biscuit crumbs
60g butter

Melt the butter, and add the biscuit crumbs to the butter.  Mix and put into individual ramekins.  I use ramekins which hold about 350ml, and the recipe fills 4 very nicely.  Gently press the crumb base flat.

Place 1/2 cup of icing sugar in the bottom of a mixing bowl, and then add the cream cheese. Blend well.  Add the eggs, one at a time, until they have been combined with the cream cheese mixture.  Pour the mixture into the ramekins.  Bake at 180C for 25 to 30 minutes.  Refrigerate for 3 hours.