Rich Berry Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake: A Guest Post

Shhhh… it’s a secret.

“What, where, why?”

Shhh… follow me…

“Look, my mum told me not to follow strangers”

Your mum is part of it.

“WHAT?”

The name’s Cake. Cheese Cake.

Can I trust you?

That is the question I should be asking you.

*disgruntled* I am trustworthy. I’m Chocolate, for heavens sake!

Stop being everyone’s friend. Be our friend. Cocoa Powder has told me all about you. You will be a great asset.

Asset to what? *exasperated*

The Great Foodie Revolution of 776 B.C. Where the Flour Party in Greece are finally get taken down a peg.

Fabulous! Just in time for the Olympics too!

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Ok, so maybe my history is a little bit off because chocolate, being an Aztec treat, and cheesecake did not meet till much much later, but cheesecake was first thought to be served at the Grecian Olympics to the athletes in 776 B.C :D
Mind you, not with cream cheese though, which was invented in America in 1872 but more on that later ;)

May 19th is Food Revolution Day started by one of the greatest chefs in the history of chefs, Jamie Oliver. He wants people to get back to the basics, start cooking from scratch again and appreciate the small ingredients which have revolutionised the foodie world!

A great blogging buddy of mine, Elena from Sweet Life had the brilliant idea of celebrating this day with the Food Blogging community :D
In her beautiful city of Milan, there is actually a whole Food Week going on, so she will be reporting on the festivities each day complete with a revolutionary recipe – how cool is that???

When she contacted me with this idea, I was at it like a flash! Let’s celebrate what has continually revolutionised and expanded the horizons of the foodie world by making a whole day of recipes dedicated to them! :D
Be sure to check out her blog daily for updates on fabulous revolutionary recipes!

Personally for me, the most revolutionary idea within the foodie world is the idea of a Cheesecake.
Thick, melty yellow cheese in a cake? No.
Rich, creamy, soft and fluffy cheese in a cake? Yes :)

The idea that a cake can be made sans butter and flour only to be replaced by cheese and cream to me sounds amazing. And like using various flours in a cake, you can use various cheeses (as long as it is not the thick, melty yellow kind mind you!) so it rivals the floury pound cakes in the world.

I made a cheesecake to honour the revolutionary creation of Cheese Cake (and for a party but that was a coincidence ;)).
Not just a cheesecake. A Cheesecake fit for its ancestor whose determination put it on the charts on this glorious day.

A Berry Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake w/ Rich Chocolate Buttercream Frosting & Dark Chocolate Ganache Topped w/ Vanilla Whipped Cream.

Sorry too long? Like my posts tend to be? Oops ;)
Ok, how about calling it simple and sweet

Berry Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake :D - made for a party but ‘coincidentally’, this party fell 2 days after my awesome godmother’s birthday ;) thus the whipped cream birthday wishes (don’t judge me, I did not have space for ‘birthday’!)

To read the story of the struggles, the pains and the clawing agony Cheese Cake went through to be accepted in the foodie arena, head on over to Lisa‘s stunning blog, Sweet 2 Eat Baking. If you have never visited her, you have missed out on some serious baking power – this is one sweet lady and it shows in her cooking and in her blogging :D
She was so kind as to invite me to do a guestpost and I think this cake was more than appropriate since it is (was ;)) as fabulous as she is!

Sorry for the quality but I fell asleep during the party and could not be there to photograph it post-eating ;)

Check out THIS LINK and bring tissues because the story of the (I knight thee) Sir Cheese Cake will be brutal but worth it :)
Oh and for the cheesecake too!

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I would now like to acknowledge some awards given by two very sweet baker – I mean, blogger friends of mine and pass them on :D

Firstly, the fantastic Jen @ Love Food Cook Food graciously awarded me a double whammy of The Kreativ Blogger Award and The Sunshine Award. Both made me grin like a madman (girl) my friend, thank you so much!!! :D
I have been awarded the Sunshine blogger award here and since my answers remain the same to the questions, just press the link if desired :)
As for the Kreativ Blogger Award, it requires telling you 10 things about myself but since I recently told you 7 things, I will add on 3 more or otherwise, bore you to tears with my life story ;)

  1. I recently got a new ‘thong USB’ to add to the growing collection :D
  2. I have an aversion towards wearing dresses everyday
  3. I got a nose piercing recently and it did not hurt. Legit. :) :)

Congrats to these bloggers who I am passing these awards on to :D

Secondly, the fantastic Micha @ Zim On A Whim was sweet enough to also award me with The One Lovely Blog Award. Is that not the sweetest name ever?? :D
Awesome blogger friend, Catalina @ Cake With Love also nominated me for this award but with a different picture :)
First time receiving this award and I am most grateful you both thought of me – thank you so much my friends :)

The rules to this award (no matter the picture – your choice ;)) are:

1. Thank the blogger (s) who nominated you and link back to their blog in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Nominate about 15 other blogs that you enjoy.
4. Let the nominees know that you chose them.

Since I have shared 7 things in the links already shown, I do not think you want to know anymore about me now :P

I will also be passing it on to 6 special bloggers, just like with my other two awards :)

Congrats to these nominees…

Lastly, a relatively new blogger I have met from the amazing blog, Burlesque Baker was so sweet as to award me The Inspiring Blogger award. Thank you my friend :D

I would like to pass this award on to every one of you who is reading this since every blogger and baker and chef inspires me when it comes to being in the kitchen :)

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Just before I leave those of you who have not already gone to either get away from the screen or to check out the revolution of Cheese Cake, there is one more thing I would like to say.

Thank you all so much for all the support you show. Every comment, every view, it means so much to me that you are enjoying yourself :D

I try to follow many blogs, use Foodbuzz for the rest and even have a folder of saved sites I visit often but realistically, it is impossible even for me to visit every site everyday to check for an update on your blog, especially being my senior school year. I apologise if I do not comment every time but I am writing to let you all know that should you comment, I always comment back no matter what and try to keep in touch with each and every blog because I appreciate you guys very much :D

NB: Foodbuzz is having sharing difficulties so I may not be able to visit everyone’s blogs that I follow on Foodbuzz – I will try and have contacted the support team as to whether this sharing issue is for all or just me. I also think since I am not receiving posts, they are not being sent out either. If anyone else is experiencing this, it would be much appreciated if you could let me know. Thanks :) and hope it gets fixed quick smart! If anyone recalls this happened at the beginning of this year too.

Now why are you still here? ;)
The revolution needs you :)

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P.S. Do you remember my Vanilla Maple Caramel Nut Popcorn?

It was a guest post at Food Lovers Club blog which unfortunately seems to have shut down. I am sad to see if go considering how delicious the recipes were on it! I am reposting my post here so you always have access to the recipe however (and how to watch a movie references ;))

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Today, I am going to teach you all how to watch a movie at home.

“Excuse me?”

Oh don’t you “excuse me” me! You think you have it all figured out. I mean, it is not like it’s an art. Or a skill which only the exceptionally talented (you may make a gagging face at that ) can achieve.

WRONG.

To watch a movie is something which cannot be done on whim, and if it is, correct protocol must be maintained. Let me teach you the skills of watching a movie. Are you ready? This is hectic stuff but I promise it will all be worth it

Note: These rules apply to watching with friends, family or alone scenarios.

THE RULES:

  1. Own a television. Don’t groan at my stupidity, keep reading. I just think it is a necessity as opposed to lazing on the iPad or on your computer. If you are travelling I forgive you but at home, nothing beats a good ol’ big black screen  (and it is good for your eyes too)
  2. Preferable time for watching a movie is night time, with no commitments for the following day – A study done (on me…) reveals that a viewer has greater concentration thus gains better enjoyment from a movie if they do not have any plans the next day which can distract them
  3. Always sit on a couch – According to physiotherapists, chairs help posture. Stuff your posture. You want comfort. Stiff, wooden chair. Does that sound comfortable to you?
    **Note: If your couch does not allow you to curl up onto it due to size issues, try to keep an ottoman close by for ultimate comfort
  4. Keep some objects close by according to your context (I told you, hectic stuff!). Watching a horror movie? A pillow is a must and maybe Mr Cuddles too. Watching Titanic? Mega-sized tissue box complete with extra absorbency. Winter? Screams for a blanket!
  5. NEVER, and I mean, NEVER, get comfortable without all the necessary remotes next to you. The pain, excruciating really, which comes with having to get up to adjust the volume kills me before I became so talented in the art
  6. Do your number 1s and 2s before sitting. Crude? No, not my intention. I am making sure you do this right – and pausing a movie is one of the worst things in the world!
  7. All mobiles off. If you have a butler, you are not home to anyone. Just like a theatre, if you have this loud obnoxious crazy frog going off, it may just spoil the movie. Seriously. Stay away from everyone. Warning signs are permitted.
  8. Try not to watch during a lightning storm. A source (me) has claimed that not only is it an electrical hazard but many a time, the electricity goes and your movie is pfft-ed out.
  9. Dim the lights but do not watch in the dark. You get the effect without, once more, destroyed those precious corneas of yours
  10. Wear something comfortable – As hard as it sounds, just take one more step of work and take off the business suit before trackie-ing it up and plopping down – cotton beats tweed. PJs beat all!

Ok, now we have covered the basics. Oops, nope I forgot food.

WRONG.

Food get its own category. You may be surprised but I have seen what people bring to watch a movie and it gets me every time. Let me help you

THE RULES: FOOD

  1. Do not bring something liable to spill – I am talking gravies, curries, big fat pieces of meat, peas and mash – eat your dinner before. Not only is it too unreliable to stay put but snack food is pop-in-the-mouth simple and just as delicious. Imagine, you are eating a burrito, cheese dripping, when suddenly BANG – the burrito goes flying in slow motion, the movie ignored, and hits your cat which fuzzes up and starts running from the heat and tearing curtains. Not nice at all.
  2. Try not to bring sticky things – true, things can always get a little messy but try and stay away from items like fairy floss, munchies which force you to wash your hands – remember we want to stay put throughout the movie, not moving around like a marathon runner
  3. Have napkins, a towel or something to wipe your hands on. Crumbs of chips or something may be a little nasty so you don’t want it going on your remote and sofa.
  4. Keep a drink – but be careful. Ever noticed how deliciously salty and sweet snack foods are?  I certainly have – a combination which makes me thirst like crazy. But keep it on a table. As convenient as keeping it upright, balanced against you, is, we are once again back to the horror film, with the horror part being in your eyes as that pretty white couch turns coke brown.
  5. Have a mix of savoury and sweet munchies – no matter if you are a savoury or sweet person, a movie requires both to keep you satisfied.
  6. Here is a list of the top snacks as recommended by me: Maltesers, chocolate bars, mini packets of chips, pretzels, frozen coke or a slushie, Starburst lollies, cold pizza and of course popcorn.

This is where rule #7 comes in. You must always have a steady stock of Vanilla Maple Caramel Nut Popcorn with you. You did see the pictures right? Then you know I am correct at least in this rule – Totally following rule #5 of the foodie section, these are sweet with an exterior crunch factor while the inside is soft and buttery, the salt and sweetness mingling together to explode in the mouth.

Addiction Rating: 10/10

Have fun!

Vanilla Maple Caramel Nut Popcorn
Adapted from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 & 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp vanilla essence
  • 20 cups worth of popped popcorn – I got approximately 7 cups from 1 packet of microwave popcorn
  • 7-8 cups roughly chopped nuts (I used cashews but you can you an assortment or any you choose)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 120 degrees C.
  2. Place your freshly popped corn in a large bowl (or 2 large bowls if there is too much) with the nuts
  3. Melt butter, maple syrup and brown sugar together over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Boil, without stirring for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add in vanilla essence and baking soda. Stir through the popcorn and nuts carefully, trying not to the crush the corn and coat as evenly as possible
  5. Lightly grease 2 large baking trays with margarine or butter
  6. Place popcorn into dish and spread out evenly
  7. Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes for even baking and no burning
  8. Let cool completely before breaking up and storing in an airtight containers or when semi warm, roll into balls and let cool completely
  9. Watch a movie with a fresh batch!

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So there you have it folks. Do you feel like watching a movie now?

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  5. I totally heart cheesecake :) But haven’t been able to find a good one lately hehe maybe i should make one like you :D you made an amazing one!!! ~ i sure rememer the popcorn you made they look so so so delish!

    • Awww thanks so much my friend – I prefer homemade to buying now because it is so much more dense and less ‘gelatinous’ these days ;)
      Haha glad you can happpily reminisce with the popcorn :D

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  6. Mary says:

    I gained ten pounds reading about the cheesecake and popcorn in your post, but fortunately. my pointer finger lost considerable weight scrolling to the end of your post :-). Congratulations on those truly well-deserved awards. I am sure many more will come your way. Have a fabulous evening. Blessings…Mary

  7. Susie says:

    I’ve never had chocolate cheesecake… How odd is that? This looks awesome! Now that you mention the uploading post on Foodbuzz I did notice that this weekend that nothing new was popping up in my email… I thought it a bit strange and now I obviously know theres an issue. Sigh! SOmetimes I can’t even get into my inbox as it tells me there is an error and my souffle has collapsed lol! It was cute the first few times now it makes me frustrated. :)

    • I think you are long overdue to try it my friend :D
      I am glad it was just not me – it is semi fixed now though I am getting huge lots instead of a spread – hopefully soon!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  8. You are so awesome. Seriously. How you have the time and energy to do all this stuff is beyond me, and I love your posts and stories and that Cheesecake even had a speaking part. Meanwhile, this popcorn sounds deadly. Curse you. haha!

  9. delicieux says:

    Your cheesecake looks so delicious and decadent. You can never go wrong with any chocolate dessert in my opinion. Also congratulations on your latest awards. Very well deserved!

  10. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Chocolate cheesecake? YUM! I’m heading over to your guest blog to see how you made it! Congrats on the awards, and I love your USB beach sandal. ;-) And don’t worry about not being able to visit everyone. We’re human being and we can’t keep up with everything all the time. See, me too it took me a while to come here… I’m working slowly on my email… :-)

  11. taravoss says:

    THANK YOU for nominating my little foodie blog:) I aspire to have mine as popular, with as many fantastic recipes as yours does!!! 2 little kiddos running around makes that a little challenging at times…someday though! I’m trying that cheesecake this weekend:)

    • My pleasure my friend :D
      I hope, no, know your blog is going to be a huge success! Kids make it all the more cute and better my friend :)
      Have fun with the cheesecake, thanks for giving it a shot!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  12. Eva Taylor says:

    That is so thoughtful of you to make such a decadent cheesecake for your friend’s birthday. Yes indeed I do remember the popcorn post, it still haunts me (still trying to cut out carbs and sugars).

    • Honestly my friend, my godmother deserves nothing less :D
      Thank you!
      And I hope it doesn’t have to haunt you for long – though you are doing a magnificent job of cutting back!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  13. food needs u!! XD

    ah ja jamie inspired me a lots too. He showed me that my school teachers were wrong and that one has to cook with the senses and with passion!

    I enjoyed your write up and adorable view towards “cheesecake meets choco”!

    By the way,… thanks for passing by my blog the past weeks and I am sorry that I had no time to pass by yours. you are a sweetheart uru!! =)

    • Haha more I like I need food ;)
      I was lucky enough to have a food Tech teacher who adored jamie!
      Glad you enjoyed this post my friend and it is no problem – I love your posts!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  14. cookingactress says:

    You’re hilarious! Lol I love your movie watching rules. And your scenario for chocolate and cheesecake meeting. I, somehow, am I weirdo and don’t like cheesecake (which my weight is sort of grateful for), but my bf would LOVE a berry choc. cheesecake!!

    • Haha thanks so much :D
      And I can forgive you because you like the popcorn but I am hoping that should you make this for your bf, it might convert you (sorry to your waistilne :P)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  15. Barbara says:

    Food week looks like fun. I’ll keep checking her blog posts.
    Your cheesecake is divine….I don’t dare make it for fear of eating it all!
    Congrats on your awards!

    • Thanks for enjoying my friend – nothing beats a few extra layers of goodness ;)
      And it seems to be getting back now though still a little everywhere – hopefully soon!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  16. navane64 says:

    You have done a wonderful job as its about the layering and I too have this liking for cheesecake. Looks so good and tempting even for someone like me who indulge into desserts once a while.

  17. Emma says:

    This is such a brilliant & varied post! You deserve those awards, I’ve enjoyed reading your blog the past few days =] That cheesecake looks amazing!

  18. Veronica says:

    I really do not know how you find the time to visit so many blogs. I follow many and can never keep up, and I don’t think I follow even a quarter of those you do. I do appreciate your comments but totally understand that you can not visit every day–don’t sweat it, you have bigger things to focus on! Like making cheesecake. ;) This looks so good and I love the berries and cherries in it. A great combination!

    • Thank you so much for understanding my friend – sometimes even I do not know how I manage but I do ;)
      Haha I like that my more important focus is cheesecake – I am so happy you enjoyed it :D

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  19. Elaine says:

    What a gorgeous cheesecake! I would love to have a piece right now. Your popcorn looks mighty good as well and would be perfect to eat while watching a movie. Cute posts!

    • Thank you very much my friend :D
      Sounds like you are starting to convert to the cheesecake side of life – pb and toblerone? you are killing me :P

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  20. Norma Chang says:

    Love cheesecake and am a chocoholic, by combining the 2 I am going to look like a blimp pretty soon unless I excercise self restrain. Gorgeous looking cheesecake.

  21. Courtney says:

    Okay, Uru, I don’t know what happened, but my WP reader lost you! :( I’m going to unfollow and then re-follow (crossing my fingers it works!). Now off to check out everything I’ve missed! (And I’m all for the Revolution.)

    • Not a problem my friend, I got a message saying you are a new follower – sorry for any trouble I directly/indirectly caused with this blog for you and thank you for persisting :)
      I really appreciate it!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  22. Gina says:

    Jaime is right, my kitchen does need me, it needs me to make a cheesecake. A piercing sound like it hurts to me, am I a sissy, lol.
    -Gina-

    • Haha I think you should listen to your kitchen and Jamie asap ;)
      Honestly my friend, I swore a piercing would kill me and I (I know, I!) lost my appetite but truly it did not hurt at all, just a nick and all over :D

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  23. Louise says:

    Oh my heavens! All this goodness in one post is giving me a sugar rush!!! I admire Jamie Oliver for what he’s doing. Thanks for spreading the word. I’ve note the date for next year too.

    Thanks so much for sharing…

    • Haha I am glad to hear that my friend :D
      I do too so I was so happpy to be part of it – I can’t wait to see your contribution next year :)
      Thanks for enjoyiing :D

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  24. Well this is an impressive sight, love each and every layer-yum! Ha, you sound as if you are talking to such a good friend and sometimes a good friend is all you need! Well done uru!

  25. Sissi says:

    Gorgeous cheesecake! I would love to dive into it with my fork. Cheesecake is such an international and versatile cake and has such a long history. I’m going back to the kitchen to make a new cheesecake! You have woken up my appetite.
    Congratulations for the awards!

    • Thank you so much my friend – I almost did pre-party ;)
      I can’t wait to see your cheesecake!
      And you are so right, it has such versatility!
      Thanks again :D

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  26. i love cheesecake so much – my mom used to make them for my birthday cakes growing up…but seth doesn’t like cheesecake so i haven’t actually made one myself yet. yours looks so amazing though, im considering making it just for me lol (and im sure the wee one would eat it as well)

    • I think, with your cooking skills, you could convert Seth no problem :D
      I hope you make one for yourself soon my friend! And your wee one no doubt (rearing him up to eat cheesecake = being a wonderful mum ;))

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  27. I like the idea of talking to chocolate. I myself take my time hugging and talking to my oven when it refuses to perform. But revolution has brought us cheesecake. Particularly, chocolate cheesecake! Lovely!

  28. OMG a whole week dedicated to food in Italy must be insane!! This cheesecake looks absolutely wonderful! And then you had to go and finish it off with that delicious popcorn recipe…drooling all over my keyboard here!! YUM and YUM!!

    • I know right? Italy is almost the birthplace of delicious :D
      I am so glad yo enjoyed it my friend, thank you (hope your keyboard does not malfunction ;))

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  29. kitchenriffs says:

    I loved that pop corn post! And I love your cheese cake one, too. Funny, but I almost never make cheese cake – but I love it. Silly me! OK, you’ve inspired me. Sometime this year (probably the fall) I’ll make one. Anyway, good, fun post – as always! Thanks.

    • I think my friend, you are long overdue to make a cheesecake :D
      I can’t wait to see your amazing creation!
      Thanks so much for enjoying my post and cheesecake as well!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • I know right? I got a message it had been fixed, got flooded with over 300 messages both new and old and now it is down again – I will give it one more night before re-emailing :S

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  30. Congrats on your cheesecake and the guest posts too! I think that cheesecake is one of the most divine things when folks get it right and yours is definitely right! Fluffy centre, choclate layer and fruit so we can know it was healthy once upon a time, lol

    Ps food revolution day rocks!

    • Thank you so much my friend :D – you are so right about the healthy part, all people tend to look at are the negatives ;)
      Hope you celebrate with us next year!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  31. Zoe says:

    Your blog is amazing and wouldn’t be surprised that you are awarded with all these great recognitions!

    Thanks for passing on an award to me… Like what the Jamie Oliver poster says, I need our kitchen needs us. LOL!

  32. Just Baked says:

    Berry and cherry and chocolate and cheesecake? Are you kidding me? There is too much goodness going on here. Wait, is that even possible? :D This looks amazing Choc Chip Uru!

  33. That looks totally decadent and delicious!!! I really wish I could have a slice of that… and I am so glad it doesn’t contain thick, melty, yellow cheese! LOVE your sense of humor :) I’ve been away from the blogging world for a while now, and am now catching up on some my favorite blogs! Hope all is well :)

    • Haha I wish I could send you some my friend (without the meltiness ;))
      It is so great to have you back – off to check out the new posts on your blog :D

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  34. hotlyspiced says:

    Great post Uru. Love the cheesecakes. Am actually a big fan of cheesecakes. Love the popcorn. That does make me want to rush out and buy the necessary ingredients. How decadent does that look! Congrats on all your awards – your blog is awesome and I’m amazed at how you fit it in with being in your final year at school. But my favourite thingy on your post has to be the thong USB. I love it! xx

    • My friend, who isn’t a fan of cheesecake ;)
      Thanks for enjoying it! And the popcorn are addictive, serious warning :D
      You are really kind my friend, but I am in Yr 11 so not quite there yet – I will take on next year as it comes ;)
      Good choice on the USB pick, I think I have changed my choice too :P

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  35. Tisa says:

    Great combination indeed, Uru, I love chocolate cheesecake… interesting insight on the history part. I do wonder how you find time during your senior year of high school- a powerhorse you are, and one delicious cake this is! Fantastic post , once again Uru. I am going- the revolution needs me ;-)

    • Thanks my friend – it certainly is not easy but for my passion, I will move mountains ;)
      Your part in the revolution will be remembered my friend – keep at it :D

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  36. Food Stories says:

    CCU … You have been nominated for my NEW Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling. Check out my site for the details.

    Also, I wanted to extend an offer for you to sit on the panel of judges for the monthly review. Just let me know your thoughts :-)

    • Thank you very very much my friend :D
      I will definitely be acknowledging this in my next post – it is a fabulous idea!
      I would love to be on the panel of judges C.J it is an honour you asked me – too sweet!
      I can be contacted with this email if you need to :)
      go_bake_yourself@yahoo.com.au

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  37. Kristina says:

    Just checked out your guest post and this cheesecake is my new obsession! And you are the sweetest blogger and SO deserve ing of all those fabulous awards! Keep baking girl because I am in love with all of your recipes!!

    • I am the sweetest blogger when you leave me a comment like this? YOU are the sweetest and one of the most talented cooks ever :)
      Thank you so so much my friend!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  38. Liz says:

    LOL, this is one LONG post…but I love your spirit AND all the yumminess you can squeeze into one page :) Off to read your delicious guest post! xo

  39. I think that might just be the most wickedly decadent looking cheesecake I’ve ever seen, and well worthy of the celebration and history! Congrats to you on your very well deserved awards, CCU, and I want to say how much I always enjoy seeing your creations!

    • Haha, I think a little of both (or a lot) would be adequate ;)
      Thank you so much for enjoying!
      Also thanks for the support and good wishes my friend!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  40. Averil says:

    Congratulations on all those awards Urvashi, and well deserved. Love that cheesecake and the caramelised popcorn is one of my weaknesses. Wow Girl…. you are truly amazing!

  41. Cheesecake, guest posting, popcorn, awards! I’m impressed, CCU, and grateful, not only for your superb ideas and writing, but also that you passed on two awards to me at my other blog – http://corningnystepbystep.blogspot.com. Congratulations to you, too, for all the awards you’ve been nominated for. You deserve each and every one.

    Do you know, CCU, if there is a one spot on the Internet which explains each and every one of the awards that I’ve seen in the blog world?

    Keep writing…

    • It was my pleasure to give your new otehr blog an award – I subscribed as well and enjoy reading of your experiences :D
      Thank you very much my friend :)
      Your comment really does make me feel all gooey and happy inside!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  42. So many awards.. so much chocolate.. so many blogs to check out! Yup, that’s why I love coming over here! It’s tough keeping up with everyone, isn’t it. Sometimes people leave a whole paragraph.. other days a few words.. others still just a like.. but I understand and know that we are all busy. Don’t worry if you can’t make it over every time I post… I’ll be smiling knowing you are studying (good girl!) and baking something with chocolate:) xo Smidge

    • Thank you my friend :D – I love you enjoy it!
      And thanks also for understanding my position – I would not dream of missing out on your posts but sometimes life gets in the way – I promise though my chocolate baking will never stop :)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  43. Girl, this cheesecake looks so good. It seems we were on the same wave-length this week. We both made cheesecake. What’s not to love about a smooth decadent cheesecake. Wanna swap slices? Have a lovely weekend.

  44. I always thoroughly enjoy reading your posts – not just for the taste bud treats which you give me but for the glimpses into your life. love the new USB too. This is the one I would vote for!
    Congratulations on the well deserved special awards too, my young friend! :)

  45. Ramona says:

    My Dear Friend!!! I am so glad you wrote that you are having trouble with Foodbuzz updating the inbox. I am certainly having the same problem and have notified them as well. It stopped updating sometime on the 18th of May for me and none of my stuff is being shared as well. It stinks! :( I’m glad I am not the only one… hopefully it’s universal and they can fix it soon!

    OKay… back to the normally broadcasted part of this post… Congrats on all the awards!! Have I told you recently that you TOTALLY impress the heck out of me! Yes… cheesecake …. slurpppppp!! :)

    • They do claim to have fixed it now my friend and I had over 300 to sort through ;)
      But I think it has once more stuffed up a little – who knows? I am again not receiving anything :(
      Whatever happens, hopefully back to normal soon!

      You are the greatest my friend, always so supporting – I am very happy you enjoyed :D

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  46. Beth says:

    As always, your post is full of info! I loved the fact about the origin of cheesecake. Amazing! Looking forward to checking out some of those other links.

  47. I love cheesecake but I rarely make it because I end up eating too much of it. I fear nobody could tell the difference between me and the refrigerator.

    Thanks for reposting the popcorn – I loved that post. :)

    • Haha, i promise you I was guilty of that (but I kept telling myself ‘special occasion’ ;))
      I kind of was like the refrigertator – I kept the cheesecake in me :D
      Your welcome my friend, I rather emjoyed writing it too!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • Aww thanks my friend :D
      I’ll pass on the wishes to my grandmother and sorry bout teasing you :P
      Though if it gives you incentive to make them all good ;)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  48. What Delicious Cheesecake, You know I love cheesecake so much but everytime I eat it I feel soo guilty…LOL
    Love yours..
    B/W Thanks sweetie for passing the award to me… You are so sweet…

    • Haha, with a cake like this I was feeling extra guilty – but worth it ;)
      Thanks for indulging with your eyes!
      And it was my pleasure my friend, enjoy!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  49. You never cease to amaze me, and give me a good laugh at the same time. Your cheesecake has my mouth watering and your stories are so entertaining it’s like a good book I don’t want to put down. Keep em coming!

  50. Micha says:

    I think you outdid yourself with that cheesecake! I’m in love with that new flip flop USB of yours as well…it’s adorable. Congrats on more awards as you are highly deserving…and thank you for the double nomination. Have a good rest of the weekend!

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