Tuesday, 11 September 2012

How to make friends and influence colleagues: Cheesecake at work

Even my other half, who has a physical job and gets home starving, can't eat a whole cheesecake (see this blog) to himself - and George took offence at the fact it was the same colour as him. So I took the remainder into work and it disappeared within 5 minutes of me putting it on the table in the middle of the office. So many people asked for the recipe, I thought I'd better pop it on - so here it is, in the form of an email I sent my colleague Gemma earlier today after she and a couple of others asked for the recipe...

Well it’s a packet of crushed malted milk biscuits and a packet of melted (unsalted) butter pressed into a springform cake tin and chilled, then three packets of cream cheese, a tub of double cream, four eggs, 100g of caster sugar, and a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg whipped up (really really whipped so your arms kill you - or use an electric one!) - stir in a squeeze of lemon juice and pour into the chilled tin, cook for an hour at 180c, then turn the heat off and leave in the oven with the door shut for an hour, then another hour with the oven door open, and finally chill in the fridge! (all the business with the oven stops it curdling and cracking).
Not an exact science, as you can see, but it appeared to make the hungry crowd here fairly happy.

Why is no-one ever brave enough to eat the last bit?! I once wrote a poem called 'An Ode To a Chocolate Finger' when one got left all on his lonesome in the middle of the office. I'm pretty sure my colleagues think I'm crazy. Ah well...

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