Monday, 15 June 2009

Cars, Sweet Sixteen and the Cheesecake Recipe

A friend of mine had a run-in with another vehicle and her car was left in a bad way. Apparently the guys at the local garage she dealt with were amazing and so she asked me to create a thank you card especially for them. She drives a white Mazda so requested that I illustrate her car, along with a picture of a happy, smiling car mechanic. This was a sweet, simple card to create and, according to my friend, they loved it at the garage. The Hebrew greeting on the card says 'Toda', thank you. I can also show you a 'Sweet 16' card that I created last week because I know that the birthday has now passed. The birthday girl plays the guitar and is very involved in the 'Tzofim' (Scouts) here in Israel, whose badge you can see on the left hand side of the card. I was also asked to emphasize the age '16'. My husband was the delivery boy for this card and reported back that mum was happy with it, and I hope that the birthday girl liked it too.
Last month I wrote about the Jewish festival of Shavuot and showed you a photo of the delicious cheesecake I had made. A few of you wrote to me and requested the recipe, so, courtesy of the charity cookbook 'Modi'in Cuisine', I am happy to tell you how to make 'The Best Cheesecake Recipe Ever':

Crust:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
200g butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon flour
Combine and press firmly into the bottom of a 10-inch (25cm) springform pan.
Filling:
16 oz (450g) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 lemon, juice and pulp
Blend all filling ingredients together until smooth. Pour onto crust and bake at 185° C / 365° F for 25 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
Topping:
1 pint sour cream
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Reheat oven to 185° C/ 365°F. Blend topping ingredients well and pour on top of cooled cake. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
Optional: sprinkle lightly with more cookie crumbs.
Chill in refridgerator for at least 12 hours.

Bon appétit, or b'tayavon as we say in Hebrew!

6 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Lovely cards as always! I m sure the mechanics were thrilled with their personalised card. Thanks for the cheesecake recipe! I usually only make cheesecakes at Christmas time so will print it out!

Laurie said...

Yum! I can't wait to try it!

Raggy Rat said...

the cake sounds yummy, thanks for coming to my blog, you make stunning paper art !

if you were to order two hammies to the same place i could refund one postage for you, less one dollar - the shop is manned by many artists so i cannot automatically offer discounts ...

if you want to do this message me in etsy with the paypal email address too please :-)

thanks for your complements xxx

ARTISANNE DESIGN said...

Love your cards, and I'm feeling cheesecake lurv!!! :0)

LizzieJane said...

Thanks for the great resipe Lisa, I can hardly wait to make it! Another wonderful card, my goodness you do have some wonderful ideas.
x

Terri said...

Cool cards. The cheesecake recipe sounds like one my grandma use to make. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog too. So glad you enjoyed the video.

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