Guys this is my final festive bake and that makes me sad because well it’s a no-bake but this will not be my last bake on my blog, no no no! Due to the great response my bakes have got I have decided to make baking on my blog a regular thing on my blog in the New Year and I am already streaming with ideas which I’ll let you in on in my final post of the year. Let’s just say I’m excited! So shall we get to it!
For the bases:
- 150 grams unsalted butter
- 300 grams digestive biscuits or you can use hobnobs (which ever you prefer)
For the Cheesecakes:
- 400 grams cream cheese
- 300 ml double cream
- 100 grams icing sugar
- 300 grams Terry’s Chocolate Orange
- A few spare Chocolate orange segments and a few of some chocolate shavings
Step One: To make your base – Melt your butter in a small pan over medium heat until fully melted, try not to burn it your first attempt. (make sure you have extra butter just in case and no I didn’t burn my first try, of course I did!)
Step Two: Pop your biscuits into a food processor and blitz them into small crumbs, or you can pop them into a food bag and bash the hell out of them with a rolling pin. Combine your breadcrumbs and butter until well mixed, tip this into your tin or glasses which is what I’ve used and press down firmly.
Step Three: To make your cream cheese filling – Melt your Chocolate orange in a bowl over some simmering water, stirring gently until it has fully melted. Once melted set aside to cool a little bit.
Step Four: Mix together your cream cheese and icing sugar until thick in one bowl and whip up your double cream in a separate bowl, once your double cream is whipped fold the double cream and cream cheese together.
Step Five: Now fold in your melted chocolate orange and whisk until thick.
Step Six: Pour your mixture on top of your biscuit base, smooth over the top, cover it and pop it into your fridge preferably over night but if you’re having a little party do this 4-6 hours before hand, so it’s set.
Step Seven: I decorated my medium cheesecake with a few left over segments that I used all my will power not to eat. On my mini cheesecakes I just grated a few left over bits of chocolate on top of each one.
Do you know those moments in life where you are just standing there and say to yourself, ‘Damn I made that’ well I had one of those moments with this cheesecake, I mean I’ve never made cheesecake before but this was so good, I shocked myself. And of course I made some mini cheesecakes which I topped with a little logo I made for myself, you know just in case I go into baking.
Do you love cheesecake if so what is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below. Also if you think I should make baking a permanent feature on my blog in the New Year I would really love some feedback on that!
See you all tomorrow!
Peace & Love