In a complete change of pace, some time ago Jin of the bestest blog baksexry asked me to post a photo of the cheesecake I made for the Melbourne Cup. So here it is. I think in the 'cheesecake-off' Jin definitely comes out on top with her Raspberry & Dog Fur Cheesecake but I like to think the comments from the girls at work like "This is so unhealthy, why wont my spoon stop moving to my mouth?" counts for something.

This is a Blackforest cheesecake. The base is made of biscuit crumbs mixed with [censored by my mother], which enhances the flavour of the whole cake beautifully. The next layer is 50% chocolate mousse & 50% cheesecake mix, making it very light, and is mixed with a small amount of liqueur to taste and layered with Morello Cherries (mind the pips, get them all out before putting in the cake). The next layer is my Mum's traditional luscious cheesecake recipe which is basically [censored by my mother] and sprinkled with grated high quality Australian dark chocolate. Serve on Green Hungarian Stoneware with coffee and a metallic skink-lizard named Geoffery.

Take: 51

Anonymous Rich mused...

Oh, and see how the colours in the cup match the green of the plate and the maroon of the cherries. Yeah, that's not an accident. The experience of eating should be exquisite on as many levels as possible.

Thu Nov 16, 01:04:00 pm

Blogger jin mused...


...dare I say it?

...may I say it?

Ok, then...


I MUST have a piece right THIS SECOND! Bring me one...NOWWWWW!

pretty please?

I don't CARE if you're half-way around the world...what the hell kind of an excuse is THAT?!!?

I'm going to pout now.


Thu Nov 16, 01:37:00 pm

Blogger Brookelina mused...

I can't believe you posted cake!!! CAKE!!!! I love cake. Seriously, read my profile. You're blogrolled. I don't care if you worship Satan.

Thu Nov 16, 01:40:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...


...dare I say it?

...may I say it?

Ok, then...


Hehehe, I'm sure I could be persuaded to depart with the recipe and you could make one for yourself. That, or I could post photos of it everytime I make one and tease you mercilessly... hmmm, what to do, what to do?

Thu Nov 16, 02:31:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Brooke? Cake? You should definately check out Jin's site. She is a professional cake maker type person.

I shall return your blogrollation as soon as I get an opportunity, got a lot of work to catch up on at the mo.

PS. I'm really not vain enough to worship myself.

PPS. It was only a 'character', Sheesh!

Thu Nov 16, 02:36:00 pm

Blogger jin mused...

I want your censored secrets. *GLINT*

Plus, I am the Queen of Tease, this doesn't mean that I like to be teased...I LIKE to do the teasing! ;-)

...AND I'm really cute when I pout! :-P ____________________________

But seriously...I look at everything when I look at a food shot...I was MIGHTY impressed with your 'slice'. (This IS a big deal...with me anyway...people make a nice dessert then they go & fuck up the servings! Jagged edges, they break the pointy end, etc. etc. etc!!!) Very smooth & clean, you can see each layer. Also, the plate & glass are a great touch as is that little toy thingy...*giggle* AND the angle of the shot adds interest (Like there wasn't enough already with that CHEESECAKE sitting there!!!)

Thu Nov 16, 03:16:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

You are more than welcome to my censored secrets. I don't mind passing a recipe onto someone who obviously takes great care in their creations. It's probably too fiddly (cause it's not baked there's lots of seperate setting of the layers in the fridge) and expensive (cherries) for your commercial work anyway. Lot's of time and low profit margin, who'd want to make that! I'd say you'd be disappointed by my 'cheats' on the recipe, but not the taste.

Well, I like to do the teasing as well. So we can comprimise, I'll tease you and you can pout as much as you want (you're not half humble are you? Really Cute? Hah!)

PS. the little toy thingy is a rare bronze casting by a well known Australian artist. It's not a good photo, but you could probably swap it for a car in the right circles.

Thu Nov 16, 03:41:00 pm

Blogger jin mused...

I do know morello cherries, yes, expensive. Very. I can get them...I haven't for a while. I have about half a dozen customers that always want something different & don't care what it costs them. I LOVE these people. LOL!

Something else I tried to get the other day...I've been DYING to try wattleseeds in my truffles. My supplier FINALLY got access to them, but there's NO WAY I can pay that much $$$!!! OMG! They are about $150.00 for a small bag...small as in a couple pounds & they are not even straight wattleseeds, it's a mixture. :-P BASTARDS! Have you used them/tasted them? Are they worth all the fuss?

Did you say I could swap the bronze casting for a car? (Or in Aussie is that caah? ;-) Wow!? You can send it to me if you want to!

I'm feeling smart-assy tonight, can ya tell?!!? ;-)

Thu Nov 16, 03:56:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

I don't think the cheesecake would be half as good without the Morello cherries. That faint sourness gives it just the right lift on the palate.

A mixture? What's the point of mixing other seeds with Wattleseeds, that's gross. I hadn't thought of using wattleseeds in truffles, not sure how that would go, but I do use them in Anzac Biscuits. They're worth the fuss if they're used right but at a $150 US I wouldn't touch them with a bargepole.

When I said you I meant a person who owned such a casting could do that if they wished. I can't understand why someone would do that though. Geoffery is happy living where he is.

Yes, yes I can tell you're a smart ass, but I didn't think it was just tonight.

Thu Nov 16, 04:14:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Oh yeah, and 'Caah' is perfect pronunciation!

Thu Nov 16, 04:20:00 pm

Blogger Bathroom Hippo mused...

I'd eat it.

We were talkin about cheesecake? Nevermind.

But it does look good!

Thu Nov 16, 04:58:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Dude! Everyone knows that CAKE is code! Code for, um, hell, I don't think it IS code for anything. Boy do I feel silly.

It tastes goooooood tooooo!

Thu Nov 16, 05:18:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Oh, and when I said you could swap the bronze for a car I meant this one.

Thu Nov 16, 05:36:00 pm

Blogger Bathroom Hippo mused...

That War On film was hilarious!

You gotta do a sequel!

Thu Nov 16, 06:01:00 pm

Blogger mizfit mused...

first of all, i am surprised by that like Jin, u are promoting food porn. on the other hand, since i like porn...er...FOOD porn, i quite like the change of pace.

send one slice of unhealthy cake here

Thu Nov 16, 08:13:00 pm

Blogger jin mused...

LMAO @ the caah Geoffrey could be traded for!!
HAhahahahaha!!! :-D

Boys...CAKE isn't code for anything!
It's PIE you shouldn't touch.
I mean the word.
Pie...you should leave it alone.
ARGGhhh...that's NOT what I'm trying to say!!!

*jin scuttles off*

Thu Nov 16, 08:43:00 pm

Blogger Monkey mused...

Oh my. I just gained 16 pounds looking at this photo. I'm now twice my natural size. The plate and mug are lovely too.

Talented filmmaker and chef? What next?

I'm considered about Hippo's safety if he is meant to be driving that car. I'm guessing it doesn't have air bags.

Fri Nov 17, 05:07:00 am

Blogger Arcturus mused...

It does look pretty good.

I think my mom once made Betty Crocker instant chocolate cake on a gaudy orange Fiesta-ware plate while drinking one of those $5.95 boxes of white wine. That was in 1998, I believe.

Is it me or do women -- help me out here, Rich, 'cuz I'm in uncharted territory here, terra incognita -- go gaga over food. All food commercials here in the States seem to indicate that ... oohing and aahing and groaning and moaning.

By the way, re. all those films you (as G3Tfilms) are always producing and directing, do those sounds ever figure into any of them as dialogue?

Fri Nov 17, 08:45:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

B-Hip, War On was actually a serial of films designed as TV fillers.

Remind me to tell you how to kill a promising film career with a wrong pitch sometime.

Fri Nov 17, 12:29:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Mizfit, it's Jins fault! She made me do it. But this is not food porn, it's just a cheesecake.

Unfortunately if you want cake, you'll have to order it from Jin. I'm not sure if she does deliveries to India... I know I don't.

Fri Nov 17, 12:31:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Jin, I know, I know. The Geoffery/Car deal is a true expression of high art.

Oh, and I'll touch pie if I want too, as long as the pie is OK with that!

Fri Nov 17, 12:34:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

The easiest way to not put on poundage when looking at e-food Monkey is not to swallow the screen. I understand the internet is quite low in calories.

What next? What do you want? My most fondest dream as a 12 year was to be a Renaissance man, I was an odd child. But I like to think I'm somewhat of a Polymath. Or maybe a Philomath. Anyway, what do you want? I can probably do it.

Hehehe, no the car was what I would get in a trade for the bronze lizard in the picture. It's quite a valuable lizard heh?

Fri Nov 17, 12:40:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Arcturus! In my experience, yes, when a woman makes sounds of appreciation whether it be for food or otherwise it means she is enjoying it. I mostly enjoy cooking for the sounds my girlfriend makes.

As to the film... not as yet. I think that brilliant erotic films that engage both males and females, that aren't just about guys banging away, and that engage the mind as well as the body are few and far between. It's a shame. If I had a realistic budget and access to fine actors to make a brilliant erotic film, then yes, as an adult I would jump at the chance.

Fri Nov 17, 12:47:00 pm

Blogger Monkey mused...

I just realized that I wrote "considered" rather than "concerned". I need to lay off Calzone's medicinal herbs.

Fri Nov 17, 02:18:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Ha! Don't worry Monkey, I have an internal translation device. Mooncar will often say something with the wrong word (thinking too far ahead in the conversation) and then get embarrassed by what she said. I never care I know what she, and you, meant. That's the point of language, too convey info, as long as I know what you meant it still makes sense.

Fri Nov 17, 02:23:00 pm

Blogger JLee mused...

are you two TRYING to make me fat??

*drool dribbling down chin*

Fri Nov 17, 03:01:00 pm

Blogger Diana Crabtree mused...

I think your advice to not swallow the screen is not sufficient.

Licking the screen repeatedly is also a bad idea. Especially when it is a library computer. I have a dozen communicable diseases now.

Fri Nov 17, 03:07:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Yes JLee, it's a plot to increase the size of womens thighs everywhere. I prefer a more robust lady.

Fri Nov 17, 03:16:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Diana! Hey beautiful, hope you are well. It feels like it's been ages since we've chatted. Maybe next week when I'm feeling more human.

PS. the communicable diseases help to keep you thin. It's hard to put on weight when you have a flesh eating disease.

Fri Nov 17, 03:18:00 pm

Blogger L>T mused...

rich A brilliant erotic film? How would you do that? For instance, Like: Water for Chocolate -meets- Debby does Dallas?

i really want to know what you would do? & don't take that wrong!

Sat Nov 18, 04:36:00 am

Blogger Bathroom Hippo mused...


Tell me the story about the wrong pitch!

And it better be good!

Cuz...if it's not I'll just...
ah either way..just tell me the damn story already!

Sun Nov 19, 06:51:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

l>t, when looking at erotic cinema no-one should mention Debbie Does Dallas. In fact, you could probably rule out any pron made in the US. It's disgusting. America has a lot of gender issues and films like that amplifies them through the objectification of both men and women, but mostly women.

So that's a good start. A good erotic film negates objectification through it's story and character interaction. Story and characterisation are supremely important to every film. Pron seems to forget that in preference to people banging away, always have a story you can believe in and follow the story in preference to the sexual exploration. There's a whole lot of other things you can do; don't take it too seriously, sex is inherently fun and funny; include a number of different sexual scenarios, people have different tastes and fantasies; and although it may seem like a basic idea, shoot it on film, no-one will take it seriously unless the production values are flawless. There's more a filmmaker can do but there's only so much space in a comment section.

As too what I would specifically do, give me the money to make the film and I'll tell you :)

Sun Nov 19, 11:13:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...


Maybe I'll tell you the complete story one day. I was very naive. I will say, when you're doing the pitch of something that has a controversial nature, like politics, don't ignore your research into the production company and the type of things they produce as your 'good friends' of several years wont back you or be understanding.

Sun Nov 19, 11:23:00 am

Blogger Bathroom Hippo mused...

Dude you gotta go into more detail. Don't leave me hangin' man!

Did it have something to do with that War On film? Dude it was brilliant.

Sun Nov 19, 11:51:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

I'd prefer not to go into it B-Hip. It was quite a log time ago now.

Glad you liked War On, I enjoyed making the series. Shame it wasn't picked up, but it's not surprising in hind-sight.

Sun Nov 19, 11:59:00 am

Blogger Bathroom Hippo mused...

It sounds like it changed your life?

Eh, mate?

That's sadder than a dingo's dead donger's didgeridoo.

I have shamed you.

Sun Nov 19, 01:21:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Ha! Come now Hippo, don't take it all so seriously. I certainly don't. I still went on and made award winning shorts. That's a hell of a lot more than most people who want to get into, or are in the film business. Just be aware that the emphasis is on the business not the film.

Sun Nov 19, 01:29:00 pm

Blogger Bathroom Hippo mused...

I have shamed you.

P.S. Check your e-mail in a minute.

Sun Nov 19, 01:35:00 pm

Blogger L>T mused...

Well, as for a good erotic film that pleases the masses. finding something that pleases everyone, I mean men & women both? & another thing that i think would be a good idea would be to let the audience feel as if they'd individually discovered the erotica for themselves. I think that's what you mean by this A good erotic film negates objectification through it's story and character interaction.

Give me the name of a mainstream erotic film YOU think is good.

Sun Nov 19, 01:45:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Hippo, You should be ashamed at perpetuating that rubbish.

Me? You'll work out very quickly that I have no shame. I'm in life for the experience whatever it is. Live and Learn dude. Get it now?

Sun Nov 19, 07:41:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

L>t, When I said "A good erotic film negates objectification through it's story and character interaction." that's kinda what I meant. But you make an excellent point, a film of any sort should feel like a personal discovery. Erotic films included.

As for a mainstream erotic film that I think is good, I prefer Asian producers of erotic cinema. Thy just seem to understand the art form better than the Europeans and definitely better than Americans or Australians. One title I think that doesn't take itself too seriously and respects the desirability of both men and women is the film "Sex and Zen". It had cinema release here in Australia that in itself is a testament to the 'quality' of the film.

Sun Nov 19, 07:53:00 pm

Blogger Gyrobo mused...

That's a pretty nice cake you've got there. It'd be a shame if a meteor crushed it.


What a snacktastic cake! In all my travels throughout the cosmos, I doubt I've ever seen a nicer-


Nice cake.

Mon Nov 20, 09:28:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

Egads, Gyrobo you seem to be time slipping through cake comments!


I knew I shouldn't have used dark matter to heighten the chocolate flav...


Where'd my pants go?


Thanks Gyrobo!

Mon Nov 20, 10:05:00 am

Blogger ticharu mused...

I'm freakin' late again, and the coffee is cold and the alligator ate the cheesecake! Dang it!

Mon Nov 20, 11:25:00 am

Blogger SafeTinspector mused...

Sorry, but that looks delicious. I want to smear it on my chest end then slowly scrape and lick it off a butter-knife.

Mon Nov 20, 11:46:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

Hey Tich, If you really want some I'll brew some more coffee, shade grown organic of course, and if you want some of the cheesecake it appears that SafeT has some on a butter-knife.

Mon Nov 20, 01:50:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

SafeT! Dude! You should totally do what comes natural. I'm sending you a cryogenically frozen piece in the mail. Just make sure you let it defrost before the smearing. You don't want to explain to hospital staff how you came to have a piece of cryogenically frozen cheesecake piercing your left ventricle.

Mon Nov 20, 01:54:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

I need a new post... hmmmm... I'll get there eventually.

Mon Nov 20, 01:54:00 pm

Blogger JLee mused...

lol SafeT! hahahah

I got a weird mental picture...

Mon Nov 20, 02:59:00 pm

Blogger axx mused...

Oh yum! That looks truely splendid.

I've discovered passionfruit out here, it bl***y gorgeous.

Tue Nov 21, 11:57:00 am

Blogger SafeTinspector mused...

rich:I'll use the microwave, just like last time. Thanks!

jlee:Its only weird if you don't have an open mind, baby. ...that said, it might be more awkward for a girl. Topologically speaking, the feat may be more complicated at first blush.

Wed Nov 22, 11:16:00 pm


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