My First Serious Baking

I just really can’t wait till 1st June and better get it done now.

Till now I still wonder how this baking passion got started. Now I remember, it was when I exchanged my bonuslink points for a Faber cake mixer and next came a new Zanussi electric oven. After a couple of months, as the portion get bigger so does the mixer and end up having a Kenwood major classic mixer, a big freezer and a chiller.

I have this huge interest and bit thingy about cheesecakes. Not sure why but I guess it might be the hunger for a piece of thin crust and top with huge thick aroma soft creamy cheese. My first cheesecake writer that I came across is Mary Crownover and she is a real knockout. After doing an extensive reading on her books, I decided to embark on baking a cheesecake with a local flavour.

I would call it “Gula Melaka Pecan Oreo Cheesecake”. For the crust, crushed Oreo biscuit, pecan bits and butter are being used. As for the thick creamy topping, whisk cream cheese, gula melaka, eggs, corn flour, sour cream and fold in whisked whipping cream.

This cheesecake looks great and refreshing. The beautiful brown creamy cheesecake with dark Oreo crust will make you love it. The aroma smell of the gula melaka and toasted pecan gives me the fondest memory of little town Melaka.

Sid xxx 


  • Lyrical Lemongrass
    May 30, 2007 - 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Wow I love gula melaka anything! It’s great that you’re experimenting with local ingredients. Wish I could taste some. :-)

  • jason
    May 30, 2007 - 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Wah… east meet west! Lovely cheesecakes 😛

  • Tummythoz
    May 31, 2007 - 5:58 am | Permalink

    Me too, me too! Pour in Gula Melaka & it’s d right dessert for me. Oh, just rolled over fm lyrical lemongrass.

  • boo_licious
    May 31, 2007 - 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Welcome to the blogging world! Such beautiful cheesecakes and yes, flavouring with gula melaka is a favourite of mine. I end up dabbling with the western recipes and adding it in as it gives it such a lovely aroma.

  • Jackson
    May 31, 2007 - 6:37 pm | Permalink

    creative bakers!! In order to celebrate yr fisrt born blog, why no u organised a food tasting session for us…hehe

  • teckiee
    June 1, 2007 - 3:43 am | Permalink

    Ohhhhh these look delicious! Gula melaka, cheese and pecans… *dreaming already*

  • Big Boys Oven
    June 1, 2007 - 10:15 am | Permalink

    Hi lyrical lemongrass, I will bake some for you to taste soon. I am planning a tasting session soon.

    Hi jason, when I baked this cheesecake, did not come across my mind about east meet west until you noted us. Thanks.

    Hi tummythoz, You real cool.

    hi boo_licious, gula melaka is very unique.

    hi jackson, real soon.

    lyrical lemongrass, jason, tummythoz, boo_licious and jackson, thank you, all of you will be on my invitation list!!!!

  • Big Boys Oven
    June 1, 2007 - 10:16 am | Permalink

    teckiee, you also will be on my invitation list.I will make your dream come true.

  • wmw
    June 1, 2007 - 6:29 pm | Permalink

    These are wonderful. Looks like the whole family is here :o), don’t forget me…

  • jason
    June 2, 2007 - 6:44 pm | Permalink

    BBO: You’re welcome and thanks for the invitation!

  • Precious Pea
    June 3, 2007 - 5:51 am | Permalink

    Please allow me to squeeze into your invitation list also yah?

  • Michelle
    June 3, 2007 - 7:20 am | Permalink

    wow!! very impressive..
    cheesecake is good enough..
    with pecan oreo.. WOW.. better!!!
    now with gula melaka!!?!?
    must be a blast!!

  • Big Boys Oven
    June 4, 2007 - 11:40 am | Permalink

    wmw: Will definitely not forget you my dear.

    jason: hope you don’t give a red report card later! :)

    precious pea: hehhehehe don’t squeeze, nanti penyek you pulak.

    michelle: Should taste good. Want some?

  • bee
    November 6, 2010 - 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi, wondering whether you can tell me a bit about yr 1st mixer – Faber. I’m thinking of trying out baking but didn’t want to spend on a heavy duty mixer yet since I’m still a novice. Is Faber reliable? Can it also mix heavier dough like bread?

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