Thursday, 21 June 2012

A Slice of the King

A request.....

As we all know cheesecakes can be made in two ways, baked, (recipe includes eggs) or chilled / fridge set.  The former is laborious, you have to bake your cheesecake in a ban marie, chill it slowly and leave it for at least 9 hours from baking to eating.  The latter, can be whipped up and eaten within a couple of hours, sometimes even an hour depending on how cold your fridge is.

So this ones the quick and dirty. Ive named it a slice of the king as its a peanut butter cheesecake.

You'll need a loose bottom tin about 8 inches, the bigger the tin the thinner the cheesecake will be BUT the quicker it will set.  You can also use a springform tin, it doesnt matter as long as your confident you can get the cheesecake out once its set.

for the base:
200g chocolate digestives
100g butter

for the cheesecake
200g cream cheese
200g mascarpone
100g smooth peanut butter
2 packs of reeces pieces or 1 snickers roughly chopped
50mls double cream
100g caster sugar
50g of chocolate and 50g smooth peanut butter (optional for the top)

Start with the base, blitz or smash the biscuits so they are small crumbs.
melt the butter and stir everything together.

Line your tin, whatever your using with clingfilm so it hangs over the sides.
press the biscuits into the base and push down so they are well packed.
chill for 10 minutes while you make the topping.

For the topping it couldnt be simpler
beat all the ingredients together except the chocolate.
add the chocolate a few seconds from the end so its despersed through the mix
the mix should be thick and billowing but NOT stiff, it should hold on a spoon and SPLAT when you jerk your wrist.

Spoon the mix over the base making sure you dont get any gaps.
Smooth the top and chill the cheesecake until its set, usually an hour but it can be upto 2.

For the topping slowly melt the chocolate and add the peanut butter, the peanut butter should melt in the heat of the chocolate.

Flick or drizzle over the cheesecake and serve!

Just dinnet have a heart attack on the toilet while eating it. Its been done..