João’s di­vine pump-King pie

The Star Late Edition - - NEWS - VIRGILATTE GWANGWA

HE’S NOT a pro­fes­sional baker, but he sure knows how to flavour things up and bake a scrump­tious pump-King (pump­kin) cheese­cake.

Bak­ing was ex­actly how the mu­si­cian, restau­ra­teur and foodie J’Some­thing, whose real name is João da Fon­seca, cel­e­brated World Bak­ing Day yes­ter­day.

The Mi Casa lead vo­cal­ist shared his fa­mous pump-King cheese­cake recipe at his restau­rant, Some­thing’s Cook­ing by J, lo­cated at Men­lyn’s Time Square.

“Bak­ing has never been my thing but my wife en­cour­aged me, and when Lance­wood ap­proached me about the com­pe­ti­tion, I thought this was the

an­swer to what has been on my mind lately.

“And be­cause I love vege-

ta­bles I tried out a cheese­cake recipe with a pump­kin and, man, I made a bomb pumpKing cheese­cake,” he said.

His pump-King recipe was so good that he was go­ing to add it to his restau­rant’s menu, he said.

He told The Star’s sis­ter paper, the Pre­to­ria News, that although he was not a baker, he found him­self en­joy­ing bak­ing as it took him out of his com­fort zone.

“I have learnt that bak­ing is a clin­i­cal process, be­cause there are rules one needs to fol­low and con­sider when bak­ing.

“But there are also parts of it that al­low you to play around with food, which is what I en­joy the most. Be­ing able to take a sim­ple recipe and make it your own just gives you joy,” he said.

PIC­TURE: JAC­QUES NAUDÉ/ AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY (ANA)

UNBEATABLE!: J’Some­thing with his cheese­cake at his restau­rant, Some­thing’s Cook­ing, at Time Square.

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