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We can’t all be good 24/7… where would that fun be in that?! Sometimes occasions call for something a little naughty but oh so nice. I created this double baked caramel cheesecake 17 years ago after having my daughter. With a little more time on my hands whilst on maternity leave I would thoroughly enjoy creating recipes after finding a new passion for baking. There’s nothing more enjoyable than seeing joy on the faces of those around you when they bite into something you’ve created from baking. Well okay, there might be something else that is as equally enjoyable to me.. seeing the expressions on my peeps faces when I train them… but that’s another story entirely! Back to baking…
My grandmother would make the most delicious caramel slice. To this day I love using her recipe to make caramel slice for birthdays or basically just whenever asked! It was 17 years ago that I decided to get creative and use the base and filling from Mardi’s caramel slice in a cheesecake.
Viola.. cue my double baked caramel cheesecake creation, which I can easily say I get asked to make at least twice a year! Now that’s saying something. Either it’s that good or whenever asked.. ‘what birthday cake do you want?’ That’s the first thing my loved ones think of!!
As with everything, I am more than happy to share with you all. Go, enjoy baking and see the joy you bring to those around you as they taste all the deliciousness!
Bon appetit 👩🏼🍳
KERRIE’S DOUBLE BAKED CARAMEL CHEESECAKE
Ingredients – BASE
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/2 cup self raising flour
• 1/2 cup coconut
• 2 oz (56.7 grams) butter
- Preheat oven to 150 Degrees Celsius
- Line 20cm spring-form cheesecake tin with baking paper
- Melt butter in microwave
- Place brown sugar, self raising flour and coconut in bowl and stir together
- Add melted butter and stir to combine
- Press into lined tin and bake in the oven for approximately 10 minutes
Remove from oven and set aside
Ingredients – FILLING
• 2 blocks of cream cheese (500 grams)
• 1 cup of castor sugar
• 3 eggs
• 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
- Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature (approximately 1 hour out of the fridge) Alternatively, carefully soften in microwave without cooking it
- Beat cream cheese
- Add sugar gradually
- Be sure to scrape down the bowl in between
- Beat in eggs, one at a time
- Add vanilla extract until mixed thoroughly
- Pour mixture carefully on top of the base
- Place back in oven for 30 minutes
Ingredients – TOPPING
• 1 tin of condensed milk
• 2 Tablespoons of golden syrup
• 1 Dessert spoon of butter
- Put ingredients in a small saucepan
- Using a wooden spoon, melt over hot plate on low-medium heat until butter is dissolved
- Stir well
- Be sure to get into the corners of the saucepan and to not burn the caramel
- Nb. Don’t go and answer the front door or the telephone!!!
- Carefully pour the caramel on top of the cheesecake (once the 30 minutes cooking time is up) Cheesecake comes straight out of the oven.. then once the caramel is poured on top, goes straight back in to the oven
- Nb. When pouring the caramel on top, start on the outsides and carefully work in a circular motion towards the centre (otherwise your cheesecake will completely drop in the centre)
- Place back in the over for a further 10 minutes
- Turn oven off, leave cheesecake in the oven with the door ajar so it can cool
- Later cover and place in fridge
• Packet of Maltesers
• Packet of Peanut M&M’s
Simply place Maltesers around the outside of the cake, then followed by Peanut M&M’s, alternating each time
Serve and enjoy!!
There are so many things to do in Sydney, and so so many places to explore. Sometimes we get a little caught up in getting to the next best thing that we can miss the journey. Fitness is like that. We so desperately want to get to our “end result” that sometimes we are prepared to cut corners.
Lasting fitness and health, truely lasting fitness and health, is a journey and one we should make part of our everyday lives. It is a process, one to prepare for and undertake regularly.
You don’t just wake up one day and decide to drive to Perth from Sydney. You prepare, you service your car, save money, factor in rest stops, judge how far you can travel each day to get to your destination safely. Fitness is exactly the same. We prepare, get dressed, sleep adequately, service our body (i.e eat well… fuel), save money… don’t pay for the add ons that will never be used (the upsell), train and rest. Not train ten times the first week and then skip a month. Or even worse, let the years go by without taking care of the one and only body you have for life.
Listen to your body. Don’t be afraid of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. A good instructor will help you with this and before you know it, you are on the path to your destination with almost zero chance of not making it.
Kerrie is that kind of instructor and KERRIE FITNESS is that kind of gym. So what are you waiting for? Want to keep spinning your wheels or drive with purpose to a happier and healthier you?
Come on in and join our friendly fitfam. Look forward to seeing you in the studio Monday’s – Thursdays and Saturdays. Unit H10, 5-7 Hepher Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560
☎️ 0410 409 611
Being nominated as a finalist in the fitness industry is one thing we really get a kick out of at KERRIE FITNESS. Ask me why?
It’s quite simple really. It is an affirmation that we are doing the right thing by our members, we are giving them what they want. We are caring about their progress, we are engaging them. We are with them the whole way.
We would like to thank each and every one of you “voters”, of course I won’t be making the classes easier! But Thanks.
In 2004 I started teaching Les Mills at Fitness First. Over the next decade along with the 20 plus classes I taught with Les Mills content, I also began to develop my own class, KERRIE CORE.
With Fitness First closing down I took the leap of faith and opened my own studio, continuing with Les Mills and ZUMBA plus adding more of my own classes to the timetable. And along the way collected 4 x Local Business award finalist nominations and won my second Les Mills Australia Asia Pacific Instructor of the year award (2008) (2014)
Late last year I once again took that leap of faith, and with a heavy heart let Les Mills programs go.
That was to make room for my own style of HIIT training KHIIT! Kerrie High Intensity Interval Training. Along with Kerrie Core and ZUMBA the timetable was completely renewed.
To have been fortunate enough to once again receive a nomination for finalist and this time not relying on a world wide known draw card such as Les Mills, I feel that this is the best nomination yet as it makes me believe I’m on the right path.
Hey KF peeps. This year KERRIE FITNESS will smash out the last workout for 2017 on Saturday 23 December. Hope to see you all there! KERRIE FITNESS will resume getting all your bods back in fit shape after the holiday season on Saturday 3 February 2018.
Make sure you enjoy yourself with your family over the break. 46 weeks straight is a long time to be dedicated to your fitness. Be proud of what you have achieved in 2017. Take some time to relax, go for a walk and smell the roses! 🥀 🥀
If you are yet to join us here at KERRIE FITNESS, feel free to check out all the healthy eating options and fitness ideas offered on our website. It costs nothing to look 👀 right, so enjoy!
When February 2018 hits and you really want to push your NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS to the max, come and join us when we return. We will motivate you. We will help you with information on how to look after yourself the healthy way. We will get your core in shape… fundamental to any fitness training. We will tone your body, increase your heart health and improve your mental health. We will help you with what you should and shouldn’t be eating. These aren’t ‘add on’s’ to your membership. Membership at KERRIE FITNESS means exactly that, you are a member and as such given everything you need to make the changes you want. In the studio, you are only a question away from getting the help you need.
All you need to do is commit to coming to KF and we will commit to changing your life for the better 💗
Narellan Road getting you down?
Good news for Gregory Hills – Camden Residents with the opening of the Gregory Hills Drive Link.
Now if you are wondering what to do with the spare hour you now have each day, how about you recharge your mind and body with some high intensity interval training and some core training at KERRIE FITNESS.
Guess what else? Give up….
We are on your way home.
Check us out at www.kerriefitness.com
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See you soon!
- 500g mince lean
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 x tablespoons of ketchup
- 2 x tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1x tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Tortilla bread
- Your favourite cheese (pepper jack)
- 1/2 cup diced tomato
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- Spray a frypan, med-high heat. S&P to taste.. Brown mince and drain.
- Add ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce and stir.
- In fresh frypan Place tortilla, then cheese, then mince, then tomato, then more cheese, fold over and cook till golden!
Enjoy, tastes like a cheeseburger 🍔😁
Hello! Here’s a one-minute video showing you how to make San Choy Bow, and the best part? Kids can make it! (As long as you’ve shown them what to do, haha.)
[wpvideo av5w9Knt]If you want the written recipe, you can find that here:
1 capsicum, sliced
Several small mushrooms, chopped
1 onion diced
1 can of sweet corn
1 can of water chestnuts
1 teaspoon of garlic
1 teaspoon of ginger
1 Tablespoon of peanut oil
500g of mince
2 Tablespoons of soy sauce
2 Tablespoons of oyster sauce
Lettuce (separated into bowl-shapes)
What to Do
Spray a frying pan with olive oil and cook the onions until they’re clear.
Add garlic and ginger. Stir.
Add capsicum and cook.
Add peanut oil. Stir.
Add mince and cook.
Add soy sauce and oyster sauce. Stir.
Add sweet corn and break it in half.
Add water chestnuts. Stir.
Break egg noodles into pan. Stir and cook.
Separate lettuce and serve the San Choy Bow.