Yes, it has been a while since I have blogged. I’m afraid life defeated me for a while. However, once again, my thoughts turned to baking. I couldn’t decide what to do, and in the end I thought cheesecake. I love cheesecake, a nice stodgy, densely cheesy pudding. Baked or not, it’s a luxurious, comforting eat.
Today I chose a no-bake cheesecake, and it is a recipe new to me. Of course, I did the few obligatory tweaks, I can’t help myself!
This starts with a biscuit crumb base and I used milk chocolate Hobnobs. My preferred method for crushing the biscuits is to put them in a strong plastic bag, put it on the floor and stamp on it – just being careful not to burst the bag. Who says baking isn’t physical! Mixed with melted butter, the chocolate on the biscuits melts nicely, and makes the difference from being a plain crumb crust. A bit of desiccated coconut adds to the texture.
A few chopped bounty bars on top of the crust and then the cheesecake mixture (cream cheese, vanilla, icing sugar, a jar of bounty spread, double cream) goes on top. This goes into the fridge to set for a couple of hours. Once set, I melted some Galaxy milk chocolate and poured it over the top, and once again back into the fridge to set.
And there you have it. Now I wonder how it would turn out if I replaced the vanilla extract with a coconut liqueur…..?
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, I wish you a peaceful weekend 🙂