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.

Other:
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

Meringue
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.

Custard
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)
Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Prize each get AUD $30 voucher for the How To Cook That Merch Store,
Sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth each get The Deep Enders by Dave Reardon ebook (ebook only available in some countries)
 

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook


All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

112 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 4.5

    I loved the puzzle once I got a chance to complete it. I know how much work it takes setting something like this up and I enjoy setting them up too. Thank you for all the time and effort taken to make the puzzles especially the clues that go together and lead to other clues. Some were challenging especially that I did not want to contact Mr mcGoogle but then found I needed to use a converter (of sorts) to decode something. Atlas I solved it and it is another under the hat!

  2. Rating: 4

    Hey Ann, so I kind of want a straight-up meringue batter recipe. I recently discovered your channel, and I’m so glad I did <3

  3. Rating: 5

    I known that all the prizes are gone but I still want to know what the numbers are!

  4. Rating: 5

    Hello Ann!
    I love all your videos and your energy!
    I would love to make an Icy Wind cake.Would you be able to tell me what tin size is your recipe written for and what proportions of ingredients would I need to use for 17cm/21cm/23cm round forms?
    Thank you!

  5. Rating: 3

    Hi Ann,
    I would like to try the princess cake (we do something similar in Italy but we call it ‘zuccotto’), but I’m not a big fan of whipping cream. It is ok to use it for coating the cake before applying the marzipan, but I don’t wanna all that cream inside the cake. What would you suggest? Could I put just custard inside?

  6. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann. ANZAC day is our anniversary so me and my husband opened some champagne and started your lock-down treasure hunt. It was so challenging and rewarding when we finally figured out those tricky middle clues. Thankyou so much, it has been a real highlight.

  7. Rating: 3.5

    self raising flour? Mine was very low.

  8. Rating: 4.5

    Ann, will you be sharing the answer to the puzzle. We couldn’t figure it out and really need to know what it is after a week of pondering!

    • I hope so. Me and my kids get stuck by the mase. I’ve read all the comments, but still don’t get it ?‍♀️

  9. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann, I loved your puzzles, they were AWESOME! I know this isn’t related to this page but where did you get your mini oven from the tiny things series?

  10. Rating: 5

    I love you vids

  11. Rating: 5

    Hi, I love your channel and these cakes look delicious. Can you use another type of flour such as cassava or almond in the icy wind cake?

  12. Rating: 5

    Omg I am loving the virtual treasure hunt, but where online did you find it? Did you make the lock yourself or is there a way to do it online?

  13. Rating: 3.5

    Hey, thanks for making the recipe for Japanese cheesecake, but you forgot to put sugar in the Recipe and I fallow it and it didn’t work. Please fix it, thank you!

  14. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann Reardon,
    I was trying to put the puzzle together to solve but I don,t understand how to put them together. (E.g. what does the 4 boxes with pictures do.)
    Thanks

    • Hi.
      There is a number clue for each of the four symbols to crack the code. The flower clue has a flower on it etc…

  15. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann. Thank you for your sharing. The game is super fun and I am still figuring out the code. A bit too late but it is a good way to kill my spare time. I made Princess cake yesterday using your recipe and my family loves it a lot. Can I ask which brand of magarine that you used in your cake recipes?

  16. Rating: 5

    Definitely not one of the first 10. note even one of the first 300.
    Oh well. *shrug*

  17. Rating: 2

    Hello, I tried to make the jiggly cheesecake but there is no sugar in the recipe!? How much should I have put in as it is in the video but not the instructions?

    • Apologies Grace, I must have missed that, it’s 75g. There was a lot to get ready for this weeks post with the puzzles. All fixed now.

  18. Rating: 4

    Hello I love your channel.

    • Hi Stephanie ??

  19. Rating: 5

    Hi! I finished the game, but was still really confused about the maze! I just got a long string of numbers and am really confused. I knew the other three answers were right, so I just used process of elimination to figure out #2, but can someone explain the maze? Thanks!

    • If you read through the comments others have left this will give you clues for the maze. I’m having trouble with the first number. Is it as obvious as I first thought?

    • Hi Zoe try typing both the numbers into google and see if it helps you ?

    • Me too! Some people have been checking the html of the pages to get on the leader board which is a shame. Maybe if they had to post pics of their puzzling to verify their win that would be fair. The origami nearly did for me. Good fun though.

  20. Rating: 5

    Loved the puzzles! Took me a while because I don’t have a printer and I had to wait until I was 1) on the computer 2) at night and 3) free, to be able to draw them off the screen. The one that stumped me was the maze, I got through it alright but didn’t know what to make of the numbers I collected on the way. I thought google maps would give me a clue but no. I just clicked the third number until it unlocked. I hope to see the solutions published! Thanks for the adventure!

    • Oooooh!!!! Oooooh! Nevermind, I saw the answer! I just needed one more step. This is so cool!

      • ? glad you enjoyed it

    • Rating: 4.5

      yeah i hope there are solutions- maze stumped me but I am terrible at origami so couldn’t get that either so process of elimination was too much effort so I had to give up

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

        • I was not sure if those were dots or multiply signs (or even minuses, but then I zoomed! A lot!), whether the two numbers were separated by the comma or the ice cream, whether the comma was a decimal… And I’m still not sure if what I’m seeing is the answer, or something that looks like what I know the answer is! Not easy on the eyes, that one! lol (What about the – sign at the beginning though?)

          At any rate, THAT WAS AMAZING AND I LOVED IT!!! Thanks! <3

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