Did anyone say Cheese Cake

Everyone has a love affair with cheesecake. At least anyone I know! Including myself of course 😉 This is why I thought I’d share with you all this super easy to make and delicious cheesecake recipe. cake ed 7About a year ago I found this amazingly fluffy, fresh tasting and delicious cheesecake recipe on http://www.allrecipes.com. Yes you read well…Fresh and delicious AND so easy to make, you’ll want to make this over and over again. It definitely has become one of the staples in my kitchen. I have not found one person yet who doesn’t absolutely love this cake. cake ed 2

After making this a couple of times for different occasions, I changed the recipe a bit, to fit my and my family’s taste. If you want the original recipe you can find it here https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/8350/chantals-new-york-cheesecake/.

The few things I changed/added:

  •  I use 2 packs of 8 oz of Philadelphia cream cheese instead of 4. And I add one pack (10-12oz) of mascarpone cheese.
  •  I almost always decorate it with freshly whipped cream and berries. It seems like this is everyone’s favorite mix.
  •  I add one spoon of vanilla sugar in the mix for a more vibrant vanilla taste.
  •  Sometimes I sprinkle confectioner sugar powder or vanilla sugar powder at the end to jazz up the presentation 🙂

Remember that even with 2 packs of cream cheese and 1 mascarpone, you’ll get a pretty big quantity of cake to bake. So I always have 2 baking trays ready: a big one for the main cake and I always bake a smaller one just to give away, or to have as an extra.

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Bon appetite!

xoxo, Bianca 

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Family Goals – Mexico 2017

A couple of months ago, before my very good friend Nina moved back to the US, I asked her to do a photo shoot for me and my family. She insists she is not a photographer but I think she is a super talented one. So we went out to our backyard here in Mexico City and this is the result. This is just a glimpse of our life and family of four here in Mexico.

Every single day is a new adventure here. We discover new things, amazing aromatic flavors and foods, breathtaking places and most importantly beautiful people who have become our family here. IMG_0697IMG_0503

My girls

Loving mama

Thank you, Mexico!