Friday, June 24, 2016

Nutella Cheesecake (No Bake) - 免烤焗榛子醬芝士蛋糕



Are you enjoying your summer so far?  I hope you’re loving it as much as we have been.  If you’re bearing the summer heat like we are in Southern California, this No Bake Nutella Cheesecake will be your new favorite dessert for sure.  Yes, no bake, baby!  It’s definitely THE dessert to make for your summer celebration!

How to Make Nutella Cheesecake (No Bake) - 免烤焗榛子醬芝士蛋糕  http://uTry.it

If you are a long time follower of my blog, you should know by now that I adore Nutella!  Here, here, and here are the evidence!  Somehow, my love for Nutella got passed on to my kids!  They are also fans for this sticky, gooey, chocolate-y and nutty concoction as well!  Who doesn’t love Nutella,  right?  At least I haven’t met anyone yet.  

How to Make Nutella Cheesecake (No Bake) - 免烤焗榛子醬芝士蛋糕  http://uTry.it

This Nutella Cheesecake looks so gorgeous, yet quite easy to make.  If you haven’t check out the video tutorial above, take a few minutes to watch my video tutorial.  There are different layers in this cake and some chilling time is required.  So, I recommend that you make the cake one day prior to the day you plan to serve it, which makes it perfect for parties, in my opinions.     

How to Make Nutella Cheesecake (No Bake) - 免烤焗榛子醬芝士蛋糕  http://uTry.it

We started this cheesecake with a simple Oreo crust.  I don’t think any chocolate dessert can go wrong with an Oreo crust, don’t you agree?  The cheesecake layer consists of cream cheese; a little sour cream for softness and tartness; the star of the show Nutella, of course;  a little vanilla and sugar for sweetness; and a milk gelatin mixture to help it set.  The cheesecake layer is silkly soft and smooth, yet not too sweet so it balances well with the next thing we are going to top it off: Nutella ganache!  The Nutella ganache is simply Nutella mixed with milk.  But when you see the Nutella Ganache slowly dripping down the sides of the cake when you un-mold, it’s simply a glorious sight!

How to Make Nutella Cheesecake (No Bake) - 免烤焗榛子醬芝士蛋糕  http://uTry.it

On top of the Nutella Ganache, it’s a layer of freshly whipped cream.  I used a large round tip and a pastry bag to make the little rounds on top.  I’ll list the tools that I used at the end of the post for your reference!  Last but not least, a dust of cocoa powder on top!  Boy oh boy, looking at these pictures made my mouth watered already! 

How to Make Nutella Cheesecake (No Bake) - 免烤焗榛子醬芝士蛋糕  http://uTry.it

This Nutella Cheesecake is not only as decadent and delicious as it looks, it’s quite simple to prepare and got that dramatic effects that anyone will go “ohhh, and ahhhh…” when you present it!  At least my kids did that when I served it to them!  And after tasting the cake, they declared that this is the BEST cheesecake ever!

How to Make Nutella Cheesecake (No Bake) - 免烤焗榛子醬芝士蛋糕  http://uTry.it


Tools and Ingredients used:
9-inch Spring-Form Pan (Click here for more information)
Valrhona Cocoa Powder (
Click here for more informaion)
Nutella (Click here for more information)
Heat Proof Measuring Cups (
Click here for More information)
Measuring Spoons Set (
Click here for more informaion)
Kerrygold Butter (
Click here for more informaion)
Stand Mixer (
Click here for more informaion)
Oreo Cookies (
Click here for more informaion)
Unflavored Gelatin Powder (
Click here for more informaion)
Horizon Organic Heavy Whipping Cream (
Click here for more informaion)
Ninja Food Processor (
Click here for more informaion)
Organic Vanilla Extract (
Click here for more informaion)
Cream cheese (
Click here for more informaion)
Sour Cream (
Click here for more informaion)
Pastry Bag
(Click here for more information)
Ateco Pastry Tip Set
(Click here for more information)

Whipped Cream Recipe:http://goo.gl/SuRhus


Friday, June 17, 2016

Chili Lime Grilled Corns - Elotes Asado (Maíz) con Chile y Limón



Many years ago while I was still in college, I had a part time job in Hollywood!  Okay, let me clarify, I am NOT in the film industry, can't you tell I’m way too shy for that?  I meant the office building where I worked was located in the city of Hollywood.  The path where I had to walk from the parking lot to the office building always have a couple of street vendors selling things.  One of the vendors was always selling the Mexican Chili Lime Sweet Corns!  Quite often, I couldn’t resist but to get one on my way to work.  It made a nice afternoon snacks!


How to Make Chili Lime Grilled Corns - Elotes Asado (Maíz) con Chile y Limón   http://uTry.it

Since I don’t work in the area anymore, I’ve got to make my own Chili Lime Sweet Corns whenever I crave for one!  With the warm weather in Southern California, I’ve started cooking on the grill a couple months ago!  So, why not cook the corns on the grill to add some smoky flavors, right?  The corns turn out awesome and better than I’ve ever remembered!


How to Make Chili Lime Grilled Corns - Elotes Asado (Maíz) con Chile y Limón   http://uTry.it

The sweet corns are in season right now!  I highly recommend that you give this recipe a try.  These Chili Lime Grilled Corns are sweet and juice, which balance well with the slightly charred and smoky flavor from the grilling.  It’s the perfect match with the tart and refreshing lime juice.  The chili powder is slightly spicy and adds a nice punch to the flavor. It’s all rounded out by the creamy Ricotta Salata cheese on top!  You can also use cotija cheese or Mexican crema as well.  Oh, I also smeared on some butter when the corns were still warm, totally love the nice and rich buttery taste on these delightful corns!

How to Make Chili Lime Grilled Corns - Elotes Asado (Maíz) con Chile y Limón   http://uTry.it

I hope you enjoy today’s recipe and video.  If you haven’t done so, please subscribe to my Youtube channel here.  That way, you won’t miss out on any video and you’ll be the first to know when I have a new tutorial published.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Please stay tuned for more fun and easy recipe.  If you have any recipe request, simply leave a comment below and I’ll try by best to post them soon!    


How to Make Chili Lime Grilled Corns - Elotes Asado (Maíz) con Chile y Limón   http://uTry.it




Tools and Ingredients Used:

Ricotta Salata cheese (Click here for more information)

Chili Powder(Click here for more information)
5-Burner Gas Grill (Click here for more information)
Kerrygold Butter(Click here for more information)


Friday, June 10, 2016

5 Different Flavors Homemade Gummy Bears 自家製小熊軟糖 (五種口味)




Are you ready for the summer?  I’ve been looking forward to our summer holiday since April! Ha!  Our family truly enjoy the summer holidays!  We love the days when we can sleep in, hang out by the pool or at the beach, cook something fun in the kitchen together, learn something, go somewhere adventurous, maybe explore places we’ve never step foot in, or simply doing nothing all day long!  But, I’m not so looking forward to the summer heat, both mentally and physically!

5 Different Flavors Homemade Gummy Bears 自家製小熊軟糖 (五種口味)  http://uTry.it


Today, I’ve got not just one cool recipe to share with you, but 5!   Check out these 5 Different Flavors Homemade Gummy Bears 自家製小熊軟糖 (五種口味)!  Not only they are fun to look at, fun to eat, they are truly quite fun to make as well!

5 Different Flavors Homemade Gummy Bears 自家製小熊軟糖 (五種口味)  http://uTry.it

 As you can see from the video tutorial above, I’ve got this cute little gummy bear silicone mold that comes with the dropper, that’s so convenience to use (I’ll also put the shopping link at the end of this post for your reference).  This mold gives nice details to the finish products, as you can see the eyes and toes of the gummy bears clearly! I think that’s totally awesome!  My Little Girl actually helped me made these gummy bears while I was testing the recipes!  We had a blast in the kitchen together!

5 Different Flavors Homemade Gummy Bears 自家製小熊軟糖 (五種口味)  http://uTry.it

Check out the recipes on how to make these 5 Different Flavors Homemade Gummy Bears, located at the bottom of this post.  The flavors are Lemon, Lime, Orange, Strawberry, and Blackberry, all made with fresh fruits and their juices!  These are not only delicious and fun, but actually good for you because they are packed with vitamin C and anti-oxidant!  I used a little cooking spray to grease my air tight container (for storage) so that the gummy won’t stick together.  If you plan to finish the gummy bears in a day or two, leave them at room temperature.  Otherwise, it might be a good idea to keep them in the fridge as they contain fresh fruits.  Just keep in mind that the texture might be firmer if you keep them in the fridge.   

5 Different Flavors Homemade Gummy Bears 自家製小熊軟糖 (五種口味)  http://uTry.it

As you can see from the picture above, I used up my entire collection of silicone mold!  Yes, you can definitely put these gummy in any molds you like, even just a rectangular tray if you don’t have a mold (you can see from my video above).  You can then cut the gummy out into different shapes with a cookie cutter.  I’ll list some of my favorite molds and cutters at the end of the post for your reference.


5 Different Flavors Homemade Gummy Bears 自家製小熊軟糖 (五種口味)  http://uTry.it

I hope you enjoy today’s recipes and tutorial!  Make some treats to celebrate the summer!  Whether you’ll be taking a trip, going on summer camps, relaxing at home, I wish you all a wonderful and fruitful Summer Holiday ahead!



Tools and Ingredients Used:

Gummy Bear Mold (Click here for more information)

Microplane Zester (Click here for more information)
Unflavored Gelatin Powder (Click here for more information)
Heat Proof Measuring Cups (Click here for more information)
Measuring Spoons Set (Click here for more information)
Star Shape Cookie Cutter Set (Click here for more information)Small Flower and Heart Cookie Cutter Set (Click here for more information)
Android Silicone Ice Cube Tray (Click here for more information)
OXO Egg Turner (Click here for more information)
Pyrex Small Glass Food Storage Set (Click here for more information)Silicone Mold - 6 Small Designs (Click here for more information)



Friday, June 3, 2016

Easy French Tomato Tart 簡易法式蕃茄撻



Ever since my very first trip to France a couple years ago, I’ve fallen in love with the French pastry and their roasted tomatoes!  You can read more here, here, and here! I had them almost every morning for breakfast during my stay in France!  What a great way to start the day, right?  Today, I combined the two scrumptious ideas into one delicious recipe: Easy French Tomato Tart 簡易法式蕃茄撻!


Elegant and gorgeous brunch idea!  How to Make Easy French Tomato Tart 簡易法式蕃茄撻, a perfect way to use up the tomatoes in the garden!   http://uTry.it

This French Tomato Tart looks elegant and gorgeous!  It’s a wonderful entree for Sunday brunch or as a side dish.  Best of all, it’s quite easy to prepare.  In fact, I made this tart for brunch on a weekday when my hubby was working from home.  We both enjoyed this tart so much! 

Elegant and gorgeous brunch idea!  How to Make Easy French Tomato Tart 簡易法式蕃茄撻, a perfect way to use up the tomatoes in the garden!   http://uTry.it


This tart is packed with earthy and refreshing herbs, along with tangy and creamy goat cheese on top.  The tomatoes are roasted to perfection!  The sweet and tart tomato flavors truly concentrate when the moisture evaporated during baking at a rather high temperature.  The tangy goat cheese elevated the sweetness from the tomatoes.  They are absolutely the perfect pairing! 

Elegant and gorgeous brunch idea!  How to Make Easy French Tomato Tart 簡易法式蕃茄撻, a perfect way to use up the tomatoes in the garden!   http://uTry.it

I also brushed the crust with a little Dijon mustard and added a drizzle of honey on top of the tart right before baking.  Boy oh boy, the combination of flavors was complex with only a few basic ingredients.  It’s amazing how the flavors turned into one scrumptious and harmony treat!  However, I have to point out that my kids are not big fans for goat cheese, just yet.  They still need a more mature palate to appreciate this fine cheese.  That’s another reason why I prepared this tart while they were at school!  Nevertheless, this is one beautiful and delicious tart that I will be making over and over again, for the grown ups, at least! 

Elegant and gorgeous brunch idea!  How to Make Easy French Tomato Tart 簡易法式蕃茄撻, a perfect way to use up the tomatoes in the garden!   http://uTry.it

If you haven’t check out the video tutorial at the beginning of this post, please take a few minutes to watch it.  You’ll agree that this tart is rather easy to prepare.  Take advantage of the tomato season and make this tart!  It’s the perfect way to use up those abundant tomatoes in your garden!


Tools and ingredients used:

9-inch Round tar pan (Click here for more information)

Baking Sheets (Click here for more information)
Cooling Racks (Click here for more information)
Lemon Infused Olive Oil (Click here for more information)
Organic Honey (Click here for more information)
Core Bamboo 3-Piece Cutlery Set (Click here to see product information)


Friday, May 27, 2016

Mixed Berries and Cream Tart 雜莓奶油撻 – For Memorial Day!




Are you ready for the upcoming long weekend?  Next Monday (May 30th) is Memorial Day.  It is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who pass away while serving in the country's armed forces.  I salute to all those who served our country and keep us safe!  Thank you and your family for all your sacrifices!

How to Make Mixed Berries and Cream Tart 雜莓奶油撻  http://uTry.it

On a lighter note, the Memorial weekend is also the unofficial kick off of the summer grilling season!  I’ll share a few of my favorites grilling recipes at the end of this post.  If you’re hosting or attending a BBQ party this weekend, I highly recommend that you prepare this Mixed Berries and Cream Tart 雜莓奶油撻 to share with your friends and family!  What is a party without desserts, right? 

How to Make Mixed Berries and Cream Tart 雜莓奶油撻  http://uTry.it

This Mixed Berries and Cream Tart is one of my favorite summer dessert.  The tart shell is a combination of buttery and almond crust.  The slightly nutty flavor adds the charming characteristic to this flaky crust.  I filled the tart with the classic pastry cream and it’s quite simple to prepare.  Be sure to check out the YouTube video at the beginning of this post for the step-by-step tutorial.


How to Make Mixed Berries and Cream Tart 雜莓奶油撻  http://uTry.it

The stars of the show are really these gorgeous, sweet and juicy summer berries!  I used a combination of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.  You can use anything you like.  For a glorious sheen finish, I brush these berries with a simple orange marmalade glaze.  You can find the link to my homemade orange marmalade recipe at the end of this post as well.  This Mixed Berries and Cream Tart is perfect for any summer celebration!  Red, white, and blue for the patriotic colors and packed with the season’s best summer berries.  It truly is a feast for the eyes and for your tummy! I guarantee your friends and family will love this dessert! 

How to Make Mixed Berries and Cream Tart 雜莓奶油撻  http://uTry.it



Tools and Ingredients Used:

Corn Starch (Click here for more information)
Ninja Foof Processor (Click here for more information)

Rectangular Tart Pan (Click here for more information)
Horizon Organic Heavy Whipping Cream (Click here for more information)
Organic Vanilla Extract (Click here for more information)
Kerrygold Butter (Click here for more information)
Silvered Blanched AlmondsClick here for more information)
Cooling Racks (Click here for more information)
Stand Mixer (Click here for more information)
Baking Sheets (click here for more information)



Other Grilling Recipes
Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Vanilla Coffee Rub


Hamburger with Caramelized Onions and Spicy Mayo
Grilled Vegetables Salad
Citrus Marinated Tri Tip Roast with Garlic Herb Dressing
Spinach Pesto Spaghetti with Grilled Shrimp

**Link to Homemade Orange Marmalade recipe:
http://utry.it/2012/05/orange-marmalade-with-meyer-lemon.html


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