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To think that anyone who doesn't like cheese cake has dysfunctional taste buds?

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GiraffesAndDucksSayQuack Thu 17-Sep-09 22:42:49

It's just so lovely. Just in from work and having some raspberry cheese cake grin delicious.

Bleh Fri 18-Sep-09 14:11:51

Raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake .. yum!

I think I prefer the proper baked type. Amazing.

Chipie Fri 18-Sep-09 14:08:27

The Carrot Cake Cheesecake from here:

is to die for (no, I don't work for them - I ordered one for my sis and her fiance when they moved recently). V. expensive, but worth it for an unusual pressie or a special treat smile

thedolly Fri 18-Sep-09 12:46:19

Some people don't like the texture - not me though.

Muggglewump - I can't believe you made the raspberry cheesecake brownies. Even the brownies are too rich/sweet for me. I halve the amount of sugar and they are even better.

When we lived in Kent there was a local company that would deliver made to order cheesecake to your door - yum, yum.

warthog Fri 18-Sep-09 12:41:25

yuck. disgusting stuff.

glasgowlass Fri 18-Sep-09 12:40:24

MMMMMM cheesecake!

Think a trip to Tesco in order now! Finest Raspberry swirl shall be all mine!

The only time i near boaked at the thought of cheesecake was the other week, on Come Dine With Me, some bloke made a Mars bar cheesecake! My teeth hurt at the mere thought!recipe here

BonsoirAnna Fri 18-Sep-09 12:39:20

There is cheesecake and cheesecake though!

I love a not-too-sweet, not-too-rich, lemony baked cheesecake. But please, not a mousse mascarading as a cheesecake because it has some crushed digestives stuck on its bottom!

Bathsheba Fri 18-Sep-09 12:37:49

I like cheesecake but I ONLY like fruit flavoured cheesecake -I can;t stand it when it gets all "chocolate", or "toffee"....too cloying...

I only order it if its fruit..

ChilloHippi Fri 18-Sep-09 12:16:42


kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 18-Sep-09 12:05:48

I've obviously got deviant taste buds. I don't like puddings in general, not keen on chocolate, dislike cheesecake but love love love love cheese and olives.

hatwoman Fri 18-Sep-09 09:48:11

I was spilled some blackcurrent jus and reached for what I thought was a cloth belonging to the holiday home we were staying in to wipe it up. It turned out to be my friend's white shorts.

But (and I bet none of you knew this would be possible) I ran for the vanish, put them straight in the washing machine and they came out perfect.

spinspinsugar Fri 18-Sep-09 04:49:45

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SomeGuy Fri 18-Sep-09 02:45:19

I thought jus was more of a gravy reduction, a stronger flavour than gravy. The opposite of watery gravy.

thumbwitch Fri 18-Sep-09 01:41:53

I'm with you on that mugggle - custard and gravy should be thick enough to stick to the utensils and poured on lavishly. Yum.
good on you for rescuing the apples and putting them to good use! I have never cooked with Cox's, always eaten them raw - didn't know they collapsed.
Have a lovely crumble with lots of thick Bird's custard after your equally lovely roast with thick Bisto gravy (God I miss bisto here in Australia...)

muggglewump Fri 18-Sep-09 01:35:45

Whoever smeared custard on a plate should be shot.

Custard is not a poncey smearing food, it's a delicious substance that needs to be poured over suited foods with gay abandon. grin

HigherThanAWombat Fri 18-Sep-09 01:32:53

I'm not a food snob but home made custard is much nicer than Birds.

muggglewump Fri 18-Sep-09 01:32:05

lol @ you trying to rescue your use of the word!

All I know is that it's poncey, therefore has no place in the Mugggle home.
Watery gravy is not accepted here. You need something that pools in the yorkshire puds, and custard made from Birds custard powder.
I once made real custard with eggs and stuff and it was all wrong. Birds is the only right custard.

I brought home some apples today, from a tree, as in I picked them.
I asked at my work if I was allowed. They looked at me weirdly, I don't think anyone's asked before to pick the apples in the garden but they said it was OK, so I have Coxes Orange Pippins, 15 of and though they are not great for crumble, as they collapse, I'm going to make one on Sunday after a traditional roast beef dinner.

Ooh I can't wait, and there will be no jus, but thick gravy made from meat juices with flavouring.

thumbwitch Fri 18-Sep-09 01:12:00

or if you're custard was just a dirty smear on the plate - I can't be doing with that sort of poncetastic way of serving things either!

Will check on the jus thing..

here you go... it would appear that you are more correct than me, it is more commonly used among poncey chefs for a light gravy, rather than fruits (even though it is French for juice and could easily be used for the fruit juices as well)

muggglewump Fri 18-Sep-09 01:06:45

Now you have got me stumped.
I don't know about fruit jus. I just thought it was poncey chefs on the telly with the pan juices calling it jus, rather than saying they couldn't be arsed to make gravy!

Don't they call it coulis when they are being poncey with fruit sauce?

And then they'll ponce around for three hours with the jus and after all that will put three drops on the plate.

What's the point of that?

I want bisto sauce, and three drops just aren't cutting it.

I'm like an old woman who would have a fit if my crumble didn't come with custard!

thumbwitch Fri 18-Sep-09 00:55:36

I thought you could have fruit "jus" as well - I thought they used it for any pouring liquid adjunct, not just gravy. However, I could well be wrong! No plans to try gravy and cheesecake, that is a truly disgusting thought!grin

muggglewump Fri 18-Sep-09 00:50:47

jus is just chef speak for over wet gravy surely?
I'm not sure gravy goes with cheesecake.grin

Do feel free to try it and report back. <boak>

HigherThanAWombat Fri 18-Sep-09 00:49:43

Chocolate cheesecake is awful though. White chocolate is fine but not milk or dark chocolate.

SomeGuy Fri 18-Sep-09 00:45:58

I don't have dysfunctional tastebuds. I will eat most things.

But I don't like cheesecake. If I do eat it, it would have to be a really nice one (and even then I could happily miss out), not some defrosted Sara Lee monstrosity.

Cheese - now that's a different story.

thumbwitch Fri 18-Sep-09 00:45:36

but quite funny, mugggle. You could always call your sauce a "jus" - although I think that's probably even more poncey than a coulis, no? grin

muggglewump Fri 18-Sep-09 00:42:47

Someone I know of isn't as keen on the base as she is on the top, so sometimes buys the Tesco finest cheesecake, the one to serve 4, scoops the top off, into a bowl for herself and gives her DD the base, pretending that's the whole dessert.

A tad mean I think. grin

muggglewump Fri 18-Sep-09 00:36:37

YANBU when it comes to good cheesecake. I don't even have a sweet tooth but I love it.

However, I was in a restaurant the other week and made the mistake of ordering a slice of butterscotch cheesecake for DD and I to share.

It was kinda like sour butterscotch jelly on an inch thick stale digestive base.
Even DD wouldn't eat it, and that means it was really, really bad. Hell I sometimes think that DD would eat shit if you put sugar on it. (I have not tested this theory)

I make a fantastic white chocolate cheesecake. It's a Simon Rimmer recipe and very rich but lovely. I do an uncooked cheesecake too, that I serve plain with fresh fruit and a sauce made from the same fruit. Some would say coulis but I won't as it's poncey and annoying to call fruit sauce that.

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