Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Chris' Mother's cheesecake recipe

OK, I have no idea who Chris is, much less who their mother is, but whoever she is, she knows how to make one hell of a baked cheesecake. And with this recipe, so can you!

2/3 pkt. plain sweet biscuits, crushed fine (but not too fine, you want them to be more like chunky bread crumbs than flour). Mix with 3 oz (recipe originally says 1/4 lb. but you don't need that much) butter (melted). Line a flat round cake tin with grease proof paper, being careful to fold the paper flat against the sides. Pour in butter/biscuit mixture and mold to the pan, tamping lightly with a glass. Store in fridge for at least 1 hr.

Rice biscuits can be used here, but they tend to not be as strong and won't need as much crushing.

  • 250 g philadelphia cream cheese
  • 250 g ricotta (recipe calls for cottage cheese, but trust me, use ricotta)
  • 250 g sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs. cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind
  • 3 teaspoon lemon juice
Cream the cheeses in a large bowl. Gradually add eggs, beating well after each addition. Make sure mix is smooth. Add sugar, then cornflour; when well mixed add lemon then sour cream. Pour mixture into crust. Bake in 180 degree Celsius (350 degree Farenheit) for an hour or as long as it takes to look done (the edges of the cake should be a golden brown and the centre will probably sink. Don't worry, this is normal and it tastes too good for anyone to care).

Cool in oven. Chill for several hours.



Originally uploaded by nickellis.

I did this as a way of not feeling so bad about ripping off trademarks for a friend's t-shirt. You know, because if you clearly combine two licence properties you're much less likely to get sued...

But it's got me thinking, about what that thing on his chest could be. And this little story combining all these 80s cartoon tropes is starting to coallesce.



Sunday, November 28, 2004


Originally uploaded by nickellis.
Sketch I did while on the door for the inaugral Canberra Hip Hop vs. Rock show, colours by Tim Kinnane, who also put on the show with Karina.


Friday, November 26, 2004

Reflexive? What's reflexive...

Truth is I probably don't know, but don't let my ignorance stop you from checking this out:

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

electric 589 :: start transmission

This is a very weird feeling, I'm starting a blog with the same name as a fictional blog that I wrote this year for my Honours project at University.

My life is getting a little too reflexive...

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