Friday, December 31, 2010

Baileys Cheesecake

2010 has come to an end. Maybe it’s time for some reflection haha A recap of the resolutions made a year ago:

1. Lose Weight - #1 resolution every year lol - I gained everything that I’ve lost in the last quarter of the year. Gg
2. Less partying, and I mean much less. House parties are fine since it happens rarely. - Check. Less indeed. Think I’m getting too old for clubbing.
3. Complete my 21km half marathon within 2h 30mins in Adidas Sundown Marathon and 42km marathon within 6h 30mins in Standard Chartered. - Check…and yay!! & Double yay!!
4. Be a more sensitive and considerate person - Probably only increase only +1 stats to the sensitivity meter :S
5. Enjoy my singlehood and settle down only if the person is the right one. - I hope he is!
6. Keeping to saving the usual amount, if not more for the rest of the year. - mmm. Shopping is too good. Not checked.
7. 2 trips for 2010 - One to a beach resort and one for sightseeing - Check. Bangkok, Bali, Phuket hehe

New ones for 2011 heh?

1. Lose weight and maintain till year end. - I’m sure this resolution is in your list too =P
2. Continue to run. Reduce mileage to 10 - 15km per week. - To save my knees!
3. To continue expanding my life.
4. Save more!

So there, I’ve promised.
Lots of talented chefs in the dept

It's a yearly affair for my department to have potluck on New Year Eve. Think my favorite of all the potlucks was the Teriyaki Chicken Pasta, it was so good that I had two servings. My contribution was a mere 9" chilled cheesecake which well, wasn't big enough to feed our headcount of 80+ people hehe. And how can a celebration go without any booze? So there we go, booze in a form of a cheesecake. Creamy yet light moussey Baileys cheesecake with crunchy chocolatey oreo crust. Happy 2011!
Baileys Cheesecake (modified from Anncoo Journal)


Biscuit Base:
150g Oreo crumbs
130g Melted butter (to use 100g)

1. Grease a 8" round spring-form cake tin.
2. Mix biscuit crumbs together, add in melted butter.
3. Use hand to mix biscuit crumbs mixture and form it to a dough.
4. Press biscuits crumbs mixture at the base of the cake tin. Put cake tin in fridge for later use.

Cheese Filling:
375g cream cheese, room temperature
80g icing sugar, sifted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
6 tbsp Baileys irish cream
15g gelatin powder
3 tbsp water
400g heavy cream
60g dark chocolate, melted (I use 65%)

1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, icing sugar, vanilla and Baileys till thick and smooth.
2. Soak gelatin powder in 3 tbsp water and transfer to double boiler.
3. Slowly add dissolved gelatin to cream cheese mixture and mix well.
4. Whip up heavy cream till peak form (not too stiff).
5. Use a hand whisk and mix the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and blend well.
6. Pour cheese filling onto prepared cake tin and spread evenly.
7. Add dollops of melted chocolate onto the cheese filling and make swirls and marble patterns as desired.
8. Chill cheesecake in fridge for >4h or overnight before serving.


  1. Oh Jean, that's a beautiful cheesecake with Bailey! For 80 people! I think you need to make at least a 5kg cheesecake...hahaa..
    Wish you a Very Happy New Year and hope you have great time ahead :)


  2. Beautiful Bailey Cheesecake Jean!! yummy love the swirls! happy new year! have a wonderful year ahead!

  3. Nice pretty swirls! Wishing you a great year in 2011. Happy New year!

  4. anncoo: my colleagues love it, thanks to ur recipe!

    jess: happy 2011 girl!

    SSB: thanks! happy 2011 to u too :D

  5. Happy 2011, Jean. I think we both achieve a lot for 2010 with baking and blogging :D Your cheesecake is wonderful. very professional :D

    About losing weight...I dun think you need to :p

  6. Zoe: yup. let's continue to bake and blog hahah n noooooo. i've gained like 2-3kg over the recent months =/

  7. ooh love the swirls and this cheesecake looks so perfectly made... looks so divine.. yum! Happiest new year to you Jean!

  8. I like the 2 trips resolutions... Hahaha...

    Nice swirls cheesecake, must be very yummy... heh...

  9. Nice swirls and a great blog ! :)