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Thanks Tylor for hosting the pic - V is going to love this!!
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2004, 08:45:20 pm »

Enjoy salivating over this piece NESSAholics! Its about to disappear now :razz:

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« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2004, 08:52:41 pm »
I still need to work on mine.  I have to save my resources right now.  Besides I can't find the right pomegranate juice to try out some of my ideas  I'll probably dejuice a couple of them fresh......

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Re: Thanks Tylor for hosting the pic - V is going to love th
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2004, 08:56:10 pm »
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Enjoy salivating over this piece NESSAholics! Its about to disappear now :razz:


Wow, that really DOES look good!

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« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2004, 08:58:07 pm »
ohhh that does it, i need to make one or buy one 8O that looks SO good!!

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« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2004, 09:36:41 pm »
I wonder if VC can eat yogurt.......it is one of my ideas......not sure how it will work......

He is a link to some of the information which makes me wonder if she could indeed eat it or not.......found by google search.

http://www.healthcastle.com/herb_lact.shtml

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« Reply #50 on: March 17, 2008, 09:00:00 pm »
As the Pomegranate season ends (the Cali imports start to dissappear), I
thought I'd put my most recent recipe up. Its a two-layered cheesecake so
it takes a bit more time to make while you wait for the first layer to firm up
but the result if definately worth the wait! Yoghurt & Pomegranates ROCK!

Oreo, Pomegranate and Yoghurt Mousse Cheesecake

For the base;
250g Oreo Cookies
80g Butter, melted
¼ Tsp Ground Cassia Bark (or Cinnamon)
¼ Tsp Allspice

For the first layer;
250g Philly Cream Cheese
1 Cup Natural Yoghurt
1/8 Tsp Vanilla Paste
1/3 Cup Caster Sugar
3½ Tsp Gelatine
100g Oreo Cookies
½ Cup Pomegranate Arills

For the Second Layer;
1½ Cup Natural Yoghurt
2 Egg Whites
¼ Cup Sugar
2 Tsp Gelatine
½ Cup Pomegranate Arills


Method;
Blend the 250g of Oreo cookies in a food processor. add the spices and
blend briefly. Add the melted butter and mix for just long enough so as
the cookies start to cling to the side. Grease the inside of an 8" Spring-
form pan. Line the base with the Oreo mixture, packing it down firmly.

In a large Pyrex bowl beat the Philly until soft. Mix in the sugar, vanilla
paste and natural yoghurt. Be sure the vanilla paste is spread through-
out before adding the gelatine. Stir until the gelatine completely mixes
with the other ingredients. Add the roughly chopped Oreos to this, and
pour into the springfrom pan. Cover this layer with Pomegranate Arils.

Whilst the first layer in firming up, dissolve the 2 Tsp of gelatine in ¼
Cup of boiling water. Whisk the egg whites, adding the sugar gradually
until the egg whites are glossy but not entirely stiff. Add The gelatine to
the natural yoghurt and then mix in the eggs whites, taking care not to
be too brutal with them. Add Pomegranate Arils and pour onto 1st layer.

Chill for 3-4 hours or until set. Best the 1st night when texture contrast
between the two layers will be at its best. Vanessa eat your :heart: out girl


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Re: Thanks Tylor for hosting the pic - V is going to love th
« Reply #51 on: March 18, 2008, 03:38:46 am »
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Wow, that really DOES look good!




But wait it gets better; this is the 2-layered Cheesecake I made for my B-
day last November. Milk choc. & Toblerone w. White choc. & Raspberry &
a crown of Pomegranates around the outside. Vanessa eat your :heart: out!

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« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2008, 06:23:21 pm »
ROFL  :happybirthday:

Out doing yourself, eh?

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« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2008, 03:14:32 am »
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ROFL  :happybirthday:

Out doing yourself, eh?


Thank you Tylor (nice to see you're still around; I need your e-mail addy)

Back in August last year (around V's B-day) I made a Hungarian inspired
layered sponge with so much chocolate & nuts thown into the mix that all
choices of garnish had to cut through the level of richness; Pomegranate
Arils around the outside as per the pic above worked a treat. Later on I
made a White Toblerone/Milk Toblerone cheesecake with Pomegranates!

Below is the recipe for the Eszterhazi Torta. Garnish; ½ Cup of Pom. Arils


Eszterhazi Torta

Serves 16

Batter;
12 Egg whites
280g Sugar
280g Ground Walnuts
50g Flour (double sieved)
Ground cassia bark

Oil or lard to grease, and flour to dust the pan

Custard;
30g Vanilla pudding powder
3 Eggs
350ml Milk
150g sugar
30g butter

Icing;
7 Tbsp Icing sugar
1 Tbsp Water
1 Egg white
50g cooking chocolate

Slivered almonds for decoration


2 x 150g Californian Walnuts
1 ½ Doz. Eggs
Icing sugar
Vanilla pudding powder
Flour
Lindt 70% Cocoa
Slivered almonds

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« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2008, 03:16:48 pm »
I haven't had access to a normal kitchen for YEARS.  lol Otherwise I'd have something by now. *frowns*

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« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2008, 04:36:17 pm »
Ironic that Tylor; I'm now in a place with possibly the most well-equipped
kitchen I've ever had (everything but gas oven & stove top). My difficulty
is trying to find enough work to keep food in the pantry to make desserts

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« Reply #56 on: March 19, 2008, 07:02:08 pm »
Err, I've only had them in drinks & as the fruit alone... I can't imagine what to make with it, or if it'd be tasty! I like them alone though. They are tasty, it's fun to pick out all the seeds. It's almost like a little hobby or something since your fingers get so stained while you're eating it you literally can't do anything else... and they take awhile to eat. MMmm now I want one.

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« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2008, 06:10:00 am »
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Err, I've only had them in drinks & as the fruit alone... I can't imagine what to make with it, or if it'd be tasty! I like them alone though. They are tasty, it's fun to pick out all the seeds. It's almost like a little hobby or something since your fingers get so stained while you're eating it you literally can't do anything else... and they take awhile to eat. MMmm now I want one.


Sounds a lot like V's take in her own words "on the world's sexiest fruit" :razz:



As you can see by the air pockets in the top layer; Yoghurt Mousse Rocks!!


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« Reply #58 on: March 20, 2008, 10:00:57 am »
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Err, I've only had them in drinks & as the fruit alone... I can't imagine what to make with it, or if it'd be tasty! I like them alone though. They are tasty, it's fun to pick out all the seeds. It's almost like a little hobby or something since your fingers get so stained while you're eating it you literally can't do anything else... and they take awhile to eat. MMmm now I want one.


Sounds a lot like V's take in her own words "on the world's sexiest fruit" :razz:


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You can start by doing a web search on what foods and flavors go along with it and going from there with your imagination.   I figured cream cheese and pomegranites would go together which is why I suggested it in the first place.  It is all about using your imagination...just like when you write music...which I've heard, by the way...  Me and my analogy with music and food...but it is just a matter of taste either way...you know?

For me I just connect flavors and experiment.  You can't be afraid of screwing up.  You start with one connection, like pomegranites and cream cheese, and then you find something that will go with cream cheese, maybe something that with go with both, so and so forth, ect, ect.  Then connect the flavors untill you have a full rounded flavor that works.  If you work like that something might come to mind on HOW you might be able to combine the ingredients and HOW you might cook it.

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« Reply #59 on: March 20, 2008, 05:46:42 pm »
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If you work like that something might come to mind on HOW you might be able to combine the ingredients and HOW you might cook it.

Indeed, or in the case all of the cheesecakes of mine in this thread, chill  8)

The one combination I've not been able to try out; Blood Oranges instead
of Ruby Grapefruit. The availability of Blood Oranges and the imported Cali
Pomegranates do not overlap unless you buy Blood Oranges & keep them
refrigerated for a fortnight until the imported Cali Pomegranates arrive.  :razz:

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