Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Adventures in Cooking - Toblerone Cheesecake Slice

A few years ago I was at a kitchen tea and this delicious little slice was served. I probably ate about eight pieces, and then managed to get the recipe from the lady who made it. It's fairly easy to make, and it's totally yum.

1 packet of Arnott's Chocolate Ripple biscuits
2 - 3 cups of melted butter
500 grams cream cheese (don't use reduced fat or light cream cheese, it doesn't set as well. FULL FAT ALL THE WAY, BABY!)
1/2 cup caster sugar
200 grams Toblerone chocolate, melted
1/2 cup thickened cream (full fat, again)
35 grams of grated Toblerone or plain milk chocolate to garnish
Strawberries to garnish

- Line and grease a rectangular slice tray. I just realised I forgot to line my tray after I greased it!

-  Finely crush the chocolate biscuits and mix with the melted butter. FYI, chocolate biscuit crumbs mixed with butter tastes pretty good.

- Press the biscuit crumb mix into the base of the slice tin, smooth the surface, and chill in the fridge for about half an hour or so

- Melt the Toblerone in a saucepan over a saucepan of boiling water. Add a small chunk of butter to it so the chocolate doesn't burn. Stir it occasionally as it melts. Don't leave it alone for too long, it melts pretty fast.

- Beat the cream cheese in the mixer for about 2 minutes until it's smooth and soft.

- Add the sugar, cream, and melted Toblerone and beat until well combined and there aren't any lumps in the cream cheese. Although if there are lumps, you can pick them out with a spoon and eat them, so that's a plus. I mean, who doesn't love just eating cream cheese?

- Pour into the tin over the biscuit base and refrigerate for about 3 hours, or until it's firm.

- Cut into small squares, top with a small piece of strawberry and some grated chocolate and serve. Or just eat it all yourself. No judgement!

- You can substitute the Toblerone for Mars Bar, Snickers, or anything else you think might be nice. I think Mars Bar Cheesecake Slice would be AMAZING.

- You can also make this in a cake tin and serve it in slices as a proper cheesecake. 

- Forgetting to line the tray with baking paper makes no difference. As long as the base has set properly and the cheesecake part is relatively firm, it won't fall apart.

- Man, I want some potato chips. That is all.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Morning Melody - Ben Cocks

We watch a bit of TV on the Lifestyle Channel, and their promo at the moment features this happy, upbeat song from Ben Cocks called Your Firefly.

It's so catchy and sweet. The lyrics are simple and cute, and whenever I hear it, I can't stop humming it! Have a listen. I guarantee your day will be a lot brighter afterwards. Pin It