Ann Reardon

Princess Cake, Icy Wind & Japanese Jiggly Cheesecake Recipe


What strange times. In an effort to ‘flatten the curve’ and not overwhelm hospitals, so we can reduce deaths from covid-19, citizens in every country seem to be in lock-down or isolation.
Depending on who you are and what situation you are in isolation seems to be bringing up four main states of mind. Grief for those who have tragically lost loved ones and can’t even have a proper funeral. Fear for those who are vulnerable or living in a virus hot spot. Stress for mums and dads trying desperately to work from home and homeschool kids at the same time and financial stress for those who’ve lost jobs. And boredom if none of those situations apply to you and you are just stuck at home missing your friends and normal life.

Many people bake to relieve stress and boredom. Flour shortages can make that tricky. So here are three recipes from around the world that don’t use much flour compared to the size of the end product. Pick one and give it a go, or why not Skype or Zoom with a friend and bake it in real time together.

Still bored? Check out the Lock-Down Treasure hunt at the end of this post and solve puzzles and clues to unlock and secret page on this website where prizes await.

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Swedish Princess Cake Recipe

Cake Recipe:
8 eggs
2 cups or 250g (8.82 ounces) sugar
1 cup or 120g (4.23 ounces) plain flour
1 cup or 160g (5.64 ounces) cornflour (or corn starch)
2 tsp baking powder

Preheat the oven to 180°C (356 degrees Fahrenheit). Place the sugar and eggs into bowl and beat on high speed until they are fluffy. Sift in the flours and baking powder and fold together. Split between a lined baking tray, mine is 15″ x 10″ and one 8″ round tin. Bake until golden (approx 15 minutes for the tray and 20 for the round tin).

Custard Recipe:
1 cup or 250mL (8.45 fluid ounces) cream
4 egg yolks
2 tablespoons cornflour or cornstarch
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup or 250mL (8.45 fluid ounces) extra cream
Place egg yolks, vanilla, sugar and cornflour into a pan. Whisk until there are no lumps. Add in the cream and and mix well. Place over heat and mix continuously until it thickens, continue to stir over the heat for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat, cover in plastic wrap and leave to cool. Place the custard into a food processor or blender with the extra cream and blitz until smooth.

100g (3.53 ounces) raspberry Jam
900mL (30.43 fluid ounces) cream, whipped
300g (10.58 ounces) marzipan or green fondant flavoured how you like

Make a template from baking paper for the size of your bowl. My bowl is 24cm (9.45 inches) in diameter at the top and 13cm (5.12 inches) tall. Use it to cut the tray of cake so that it lines the bowl. 3/4 fill with whipped cream, Reserve about 1/2 a cup of whipped cream for later. Split the round cake into two layers. Cover one layer with jam and flip it over jam side down onto the cream. Top with a layer of custard and then he remaining layer of cake. Cover with plastic wrap and place something flat on top, then add some tins of food for anything with a bit of weight. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Tip out onto your serving plate. Cover with the half a cup of whipped cream that you et aside earlier. Use some acetate or thin plastic to smooth over the dome.

Roll out the marzipan or fondant and lay over the cake. Lift and lower the edges to smooth out any folds. Trim around the bottom edge. Add a couple of flowers to the top, you can make these from fondant or use fresh. Sprinkle with a little icing sugar.

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Croatian Icy Wind Dessert Recipe Ledenivjetar

9 egg whites
150g (5.29 ounces) sugar

Preheat your oven to 150°C (302 degrees Fahrenheit).
Whip together the egg whites and sugar until you have stiff peaks. Spread into a lined baking tray and bake for 1 hour.

9 egg yolks
4 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons flour
300mL (10.14 fluid ounces) milk
125g (4.41 ounces) butter or margarine
Mix together the egg yolks, sugar and flour until well combined. Add the milk and stir again. Place over the heat and stir until it thickens then continue to stir over the heat for 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat, add in the butter, allow it to melt and mix it through. Cover in plastic wrap and leave to cool. Once cool whip with electric beaters to make it smooth and spreadable.

For Assembly
Fresh Fruit (I used 2 bananas, 100g (3.53 ounces) strawberries and 3 kiwi fruits)
500mL (16.91 fluid ounces) cream

Cut the tray of meringue into three even pieces. Slightly oiling your knife will make this easier. Place the first layer onto a platter and spread with one third of the custard. Top with sliced banana and a thin layer of whipped cream. Continue to layer with meringue, custard, strawberries, cream, meringue, custard, kiwi and top with cream. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to and hour then you are ready to slice and serve.

japanese jiggly cheesecake recipe

Japanese Jiggly Cheesecake Recipe

75g (2.65 ounces) sugar
6 eggs separated
60g (2.12 ounces) milk
50g (1.76 ounces) butter or margarine
160g (5.64 ounces) cream cheese
50g (1.76 ounces) flour

Place a deep tin of water in the oven at 160°C (320 degrees Fahrenheit). Make sure you os’t overfill it, there needs to be room for the tin with the cheesecake.
Put the milk, butter and cream cheese into a bowl and microwave for about 60 seconds to soften. Using a whisk mix until it is smooth. Add the egg yolks and whisk on high speed for at least 3 minutes. This helps break the fat and water based liquids into tiny droplets, the egg yolks act as an emulsifier to keep them from separating. Sift in the flour and mix on low speed until just combined. Using clean beaters whip the egg whites to medium peaks. Fold into the cream cheese mixture in three batches using a spatula. Pour into a lined tin and place into the water-bath in the one for 1 hour.

Once baked run a knife around the edge and tip out onto a baking rack to cool.

Lock Down Treasure Hunt

Print the pack, figure out what puzzles belong together and solve them to reveal the code. Be one of the first to type the four digit code in the form below to unlock the prizes.

The first ten people to find the page get prizes. Everyone else you can add you name to the leaderboard to show that you made it there too. First Prize AUD $50 amazon voucher (or other AUD $50 voucher if your country doesn’t have amazon)
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113 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 4

    How would I know if I got it right or not ??? Cause Even when i enter the numbers nothing happen???

    • Hi Zeniba – if you get it right something will happen ?

  2. Rating: 5

    Tried out the Swedish Princess Cake. It was so delicious! Can’t wait to try the Icy Wind dessert in a few days once I’ve worked this one off with a few days of exercise! Thanks for the fantastic recipes!

    • Looks awesome well done ?

  3. Rating: 3.5

    The terms “cornstarch” and “corn flour” are used in the same recipe for the custard and cake. Do I use corn starch or corn flour?

  4. Rating: 5

    What to do with the decimals??? I’m so confused

    • Me too

    • where would you use two long strings of numbers with dots (not decimal places)?

  5. Rating: 3.5

    That was fun! I don’t have a printer, so I drew a lot of stuff on paper (Puzzle + Origami) or tried to help myself with Gimp (Labyrinth). Still dont know, if I had solved it right (especially the second number) 🙂

  6. Rating: 5

    Hi! I don’t know if it’s different in Australia, but in the U.S. eggs are in shorter supply then flour is. do you have any easy recipes that don’t need a lot of eggs?

    • Interesting we have plenty of eggs – I’ll swap you

  7. Rating: 5

    That moment you realize April 17 in Australia is April 16 in the US 🙁

    Fun way to spend an hour though!

    Excited to try out these recipes when I recover from COVID, hopefully after this weekend 🙂

    • Get well soon Amelia

  8. Rating: 5

    Oh my gosh this is so hard! I’m cutting and pasting and so so bad at paper folding lol.
    Hope to see an answer reveal soon, I’m sure I’ll be so mad when I see it!

  9. Rating: 4

    any hints on the last one (with the wheels
    I don’t get the 15:25 bit!

    • The 15:25 info is handy after you’ve solved the pictogram.

    • the second set of symbols in the blue puzzle is the name of a book and a symbol = a letter and when you line up the correct symbol with the correct letter the blue puzzle should spell something and the second set of symbols in the blue puzzle is the name of a book so that should help you make sense of the 15:25

    • to decrypt the symbols you’ll need to use the cipher wheel and to understand that you’ll need to find a clue as to what letters and number line up. ?

      • how do find what letter lines up with which number?

  10. Rating: 5

    How do we submit? What a great afternoon’s entertainment!

    • if you get the numbers right it will unlock

  11. Rating: 4.5

    I’m usually pretty good at escape rooms but this made me feel pretty stupid. Lol I hope Ann will show those of us who couldn’t do it how we were supposed to complete the puzzles.

  12. Rating: 5

    how did you guys get the second number?

    • The maze gives you 2 decimals, that’s where you can find the answer

      • I don’t get It solved the maze and there are 2 decimals but how is that supposed to help? please help me I’m only 12 and really want to figure it out

      • how do you use the two decimals?? I’ve been working for an hour and can’t figure it out.

        • Where would you expect to see or use two long strings of numbers?

          • I am really confused on this one and I don’t understand the two decimals still?

          • try google maps ?

          • I’m still super confused with the decimals

      • google degrees and decimal minutes

        • That leads to the middle of the ocean? but I found the answer via guessing so I am confused trying to work backwards

  13. Rating: 5

    How do you submit it

    • how do u submit it there is no thing to press to enter

      • if you get it right it will unlock

    • That is the same trouble 8’m having!

    • It will tell you where to go as soon as you’ve entered the correct code

  14. Rating: 5

    I dont have a printer?

    • same

    • You can use Paint or MS Word to cut and paste images.

      You can use regular paper for the crane.

      • You can’t use regular paper for the crane.

        • You can. Just copy the symbols best you can.

  15. Rating: 5

    The game was a blast – I’m quarantined at home with my mum and my sister, and we had a great time working it out. Submitted my answer, but since I don’t have an account I’m not sure how you’d know it was me, haha. Haven’t tried any of the recipes yet (not surprising given the video came out like a couple hours ago) but I’d definitely like to try the first one, even if my success is likely to be… dubious.

    • Awesome I’m glad you enjoyed it Elyse

  16. Rating: 5

    Had a lot of fun, thanks

    • ? glad you liked it

  17. Rating: 5

    That series of puzzles was a very fun way to waste (in the best sense) an hour – many thanks. Just another reason to love your channel. Now, what to do with all this cut up paper… 😉

  18. Rating: 5

    Has anyone actually finished the challenge yet? I’ve been doing it since i heard about it (when the video came out) and still haven’t got it.. Any clues?

    • Same, I’m getting results? (I think) but have no idea how they work/ what I’m supposed to do with the answer.

      • When you type in last number hit enter. Mine submitted

      • I’m sure about the first and last number but the rest confuses me

        • how did you find the last number?? I can’t figure out the caesar cipher

          • Same here

          • Look at the crane page (the instructions). I hope you find something very interesting to line up… 😉

    • I finished but definitely not one of the first 10.

      • ummmm would you like to tell me??

    • the third number is killing me, I think I got the others right already

      • if you’ve got the others you could just move the other number across to try each one

  19. Rating: 5

    Great Recipe!

  20. Rating: 5

    Thank u so much for such a great game……. ♥️❤️Love ur recipes keep going

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