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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Nov 29th 2017, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Sorry.

While I am thinking of it though, do you remember the pineapple one they used to do? I think they stopped selling it in the early 90s but I used to love those growing up.
Yes.

And that's not helping.
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Old Nov 29th 2017, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
I am not exaggerating in the slightest when I say I could sit down right now and eat an entire M&S blackcurrant cheesecake in a very short amount of time.
Would a Waitrose one do? ....... they rarely manage to thaw out in my house!!

I blame you lot over the pond for foisting bloody Blueberries on us, Blackcurrant anything is as rare as hen's teeth now!
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Old Nov 29th 2017, 1:38 pm
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Yes.

And that's not helping.
I'm only torturing myself anyway. I should just learn how to make the bloody things myself. I have been able to get blackcurrant jam here, there's bound to be a way I can adapt that into a cheesecake topping. I'm sure I can find digestives online, if Walmart has stopped selling them as well. World Market may be my friend here ...
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Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

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It's not widely used in Asian cuisine in general, as far as I know.

That being said, I googled 'Chinese cheesecake' and this image popped up. The topping here looks vaguely like a deconstructed version of the inflatable chair on the Kit Kat wrapper:

https://images.scrippsnetworks.com/u...11_630x355.jpg
It seems to have egg rolls as a base ?
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http://www.food-spotter.com/www/wp-c...rs-664x664.jpg

That's tofu, wasabi, green tea, and cheesecake flavours, just in case you were wondering.
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It seems to have egg rolls as a base ?
Same pastry but it appears to be filled with a raspberry and cream cheese mixture.

Chinese Cheesecake Recipe - Genius Kitchen

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Cheesecake would be OK, I think.
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What's that thing on the top packet that looks like an inflateable white couch with three red bean things on it?
Nope, the top one's tofu. The picture is of tofu, probably with three soya beans on it. (You can get very white tofu in Japan, not like the dishwater-coloured stuff in the UK.)

They're all Japanese, by the way.

2nd one down is green tea, 3rd cheesecake (strawberry cheesecake), and the bottom one is wasabi.
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Nope, the top one's tofu. The picture is of tofu, probably with three soya beans on it. (You can get very white tofu in Japan, not like the dishwater-coloured stuff in the UK.)

They're all Japanese, by the way.

2nd one down is green tea, 3rd cheesecake (strawberry cheesecake), and the bottom one is wasabi.
The order of your descriptions threw me. As did the Chinese characters - I guess I was right in my first guess that it was Japanese

I still think the cheesecake one would be decent. Jury's out on the rest though.
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I'm only torturing myself anyway. I should just learn how to make the bloody things myself. I have been able to get blackcurrant jam here, there's bound to be a way I can adapt that into a cheesecake topping. I'm sure I can find digestives online, if Walmart has stopped selling them as well. World Market may be my friend here ...
World Market is your friend! Albeit, very expensive. I was going to make a british cheesecake for the GF with digestives from World Market, but when I saw the 6 dollar price tag, maybe more, we decided to just buy a ready made one from the grocery store instead, which was half the price, albeit not what I wanted.
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World Market is your friend! Albeit, very expensive. I was going to make a british cheesecake for the GF with digestives from World Market, but when I saw the 6 dollar price tag, maybe more, we decided to just buy a ready made one from the grocery store instead, which was half the price, albeit not what I wanted.
The ready made one was probably a Graham cracker base. That's fine for many varieties of cheesecake, but if I wanted to recreate the genuine M&S experience, I would probably spring for the digestives and the blackcurrant jam.

I might make one for Christmas, actually. Or a Victoria sponge. Curse my wife for getting me sucked in to GBBO on Netflix. I was supposed to not like it and be all cool and contrarian
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The order of your descriptions threw me. Was deliberate As did the Chinese characters - I guess I was right in my first guess that it was Japanese I could go into the Chinese/Japanese character thing if you've got a spare 100 hours or so...

I still think the cheesecake one would be decent. Jury's out on the rest though.
I've tried the strawberry one, was meh... The others not yet, when I do I'll report back (may be a while). Green tea ice cream is ultra meh.
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Nope, the top one's tofu. The picture is of tofu, probably with three soya beans on it. (You can get very white tofu in Japan, not like the dishwater-coloured stuff in the UK.)

They're all Japanese, by the way.

2nd one down is green tea, 3rd cheesecake (strawberry cheesecake), and the bottom one is wasabi.
I think I heard they also have an "extra crispy" version. Good for dunking?
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I've tried the strawberry one, was meh... The others not yet, when I do I'll report back (may be a while). Green tea ice cream is ultra meh.
Regarding the characters - I knew there were a lot of borrowed ones, but I'm used to seeing them mixed with the (very recognizable) Japanese characters as well, so that's what threw me. I should have stuck to my guns though, because that picture of the tofu is very Japanese to my eyes, plus wasabi, obviously.

That's surprising about the strawberry one. I can't imagine tea flavoured anything but actual tea would be that good anyway.
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I might make one for Christmas, actually. Or a Victoria sponge. Curse my wife for getting me sucked in to GBBO on Netflix. I was supposed to not like it and be all cool and contrarian
GBBO is good, easy TV.
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GBBO is good, easy TV.
The complete lack of one-upmanship or any kind of competition really was a welcome surprise. Also, no annoying 'quirky characters' or whoop-whooping. Just lots of cakes and a big scouser talking about things being over-worked.
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