Cleaning up only to get dirty again!

So something strange happened to me this afternoon - i had the urge to clean! As i am almost over the flu, i have had a great burst of energy. I decided the kitchen was going to get it.

Before: The sink area = messy!

Before: The breakfast bar area

After: The shiny sink area!

After: The sparkling breakfast bar!

I played the best music on youtube to help me get through the crumbs and grease including;

  • The Veronicas - Untouched

  • Muse - Super Massive Black Whole

  • Thom Yorke - Hearing Damage

  • The Killers - All these things that i've done

  • Elbow - One Day Like This & finally

  • Placebo - Running up that hill
So once the kitchen was shiny looking, i decided i wanted to mess it up by making a baked cheesecake. It wasn't the healthiest recipe (can cheesecake be healthy?) but i made it for dessert tomorrow. We are going around our friend John's house for a roast dinner, so the cheesecake is for 2 strapping men - of course i will have a thin slice as it would be rude not too! :)

Ingredients included;

The base
  • Approx 15 digestive biscuits
  • 5oz melted butter
The filling
  • 4oz butter
  • 85g icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 tbsp double cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 whites, whisked until stiff and folded in.

The base = digestive biscuits and melted butter

Poor the mixture onto fridge cooled base

Level off and bake at 170 for 1 1/4 hour

I do confess to licking the whisk!

O yeah....and the bowl!

My kitchen is once again a mess!

and there is a new mound of washing up!

But it was all so worth it....check out my first baked cheesecake - it smells delicious but will not be consumed until tomorrow - the hubby wants to eat it now!
Well kitchen is back to its shiny to mess it up again, it's dinner making time in the UK!


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