Wednesday, 29 August 2012

The Fancy Pants Cheesecake

Nabilah had been craving for this cake since the first time I told her about it. She tried her hardest to find an event so that she can have the cake. Months. It took her months, till it was her baby sister's birthday!

The recipe is from Kate Shirazi, got her book as my birthday gift (Thank you Yong!).The original recipe had banana as its middle layer.Nabilah suggested to have something choclatey in the centre (she and her baby sister and some (un)lucky friends of thiers got to be my test mouse). Eventually, another birthday of a dear friend was due. Another experiment! yeay! I decided to dig into my  the fridge, and found some crunchie! Used crunchie to substitute the banana.

And I got to taste this one! I rarely eat the cakes that I made, but gurrrrlllll, this is good. Sweet, creamy, perfect for a quick fix for your sweet tooth. Not to mention the maltessers! Yummssss.

Recipe follows (with lil modification of Kate's version):
1/2 cup of original digestive biscuits (or hobnobs/graham crackers)
1/2 cup of oreo crunch (or any choc hobnonbs/graham crackers/digestive)
1/4 cup butter-melted
3/4 cup whipped cream
250gram cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
100gram maltessers

Centre Layer
You can choose any fruits or any candy bar as you wish.
For banana, I used 1 1/2 - 2 large size banana, slice them up and pour lemon juice on top of it to avoid them from browning.
For crunchie, I used 1 1/2 bar, crushed to small pieces.
  1. Line and butter a 7inch springform tin, bottom and side.
  2. Crush digestive and oreo (using your hand or mixer or just stomp it with your roller pin in a plastic bag).
  3. Combine digestive and oreo with melted butter.
  4. Pressed the cookie mix at the bottom of the tin with the back of a spoon so it'll be really pressed. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Whip the the whipped cream with an electric mixer (top speed) until soft peak forms.
  6. Meanwhile give your cream cheese a gentle beating until it is smooth (spreadable form is the best).
  7. Fold in the cream cheese to the whipped cream or you can just mix the cream cheese into the whipped cream mixture until just combine.
  8. Insert vanilla extract. 
  9. Take half of the cheese mixture and spread evenly on top of the cookie base.
  10. Spread the centre layer (crunchie, banana or anything you wish).
  11. Spread the other half of the cheese mixture on top of the centre layer.
  12. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours (best overnight).
  13. Arrange the maltessers as you wish.
*Double the recipe for a 9inch tin!

Voila! Easy ay?  You can try having them with strawberries, mango etc. You can even substitue the maltessers to some other candy or choc!

Have fun dolls!

Laters. xoxo.

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