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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

It's Cheescake O'Clock

I was given my first dessert cookbook for my birthday recently, all the recipe have chocolate in them!

It's the first weekend and I made two things from it. Shortbread, which takes minutes and is well easy. Anyone could do it...


And this double chocolate cheesecake. Again, easy if you have a spare two hours... and you melt the chocolate for the filling before you let the gelatin in the cream base start to set!!!

Thus the top got a little messy as I tried to even it all out...




There are crushed hazelnuts in the bottom which really added a whole new dimension to the cake. It was supposed to be an toasted oat bottom but I substituted digestive biscuits... and should have used more butter (which was measured in tablespoons in the book??) and of course a little chocolate to help it all bind nicely :-)

The filling was comprised of yoghurt, whipped double cream, a bit of gelatin and some cream cheese. It was split and 175g of white chocolate was added to one half and 175g of dark chocolate to the other half...

Which give a wall of creamy chocolatey goodness at the end!

7 comments:

Ivonne said...

Oooh ... it looks like a cheesy sweet mound of goodness ...

If only I could have a piece now ... I'm watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!

Nazca said...

Expecto patronum!

Cat B said...

Every recipe has chocolate????? sounds like my kind of cookbook!!! lol i waaant tooo liiiick iiiit

Nazca said...

It's covered in flour and stuff from by baking sessions! :-)

Lis said...

Holy mother of all that is chocolatey good - that looks SO GOOD!

Very creamy and chocolatey and crunchedy as well. *swoon*

xoxo

Nazca said...

It was pretty luscious :-D

My colleague wants the recipe now :-)

The Cooking Ninja said...

mmm... yummy ... that is so delicious .. I'm drooling after your cake.