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Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes with a Shortbread Base

28 Aug


What you will need:

The base..
100 grams butter or margarine, softened
1 cup plain flour
50 grams sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla

The filling…
2 cups SR flour
200 grams butter/margarine, room temperature
1 cup  caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup cream cheese, whipped
2 eggs whites
1 cup raspeberries, roughly chopped

The icing…
200 grams cream cheese
1 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon strawberry essence

(Optional) Raspberry Sauce…
100 grams raspberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water

What to do:

Preheat the oven to moderate and prepare your muffin tray/s.

Make the base..

Rub the butter into the flour.
Gradually add the sugar and vanilla and knead until a soft dough
Press a small amount of the dough into the base of each of lined muffin tray holes, about 1cm thick.
Pierce each base with a fork and bake for around 5 minutes or until the dough starts to very slightly brown.

Make the filling…

Beat together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla and eggs.
Continue beating until well combined.
Add in half the flour and using a wooden spoon lightly fold.
Add the whipped cream cheese and continue folding until well combined.
Add in the last of the flour gradually, then fold in the raspberries.
Spoon the mixture on top of the semi cooked bases and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a skewer just comes out clean.
Allow the cupcakes to cool before icing.

Make the icing…

Using an electric mixture whip together the cream cheese, icing sugar and strawberry essence until light and fluffy.
Spoon or pipe the icing on top of the cooled cupcakes and if desired drizzle with raspberry sauce.

Make the raspberry sauce (Optional)

In a blender blend together your raspberries and water until smooth.
Pour the blended berries into a saucepan and add the sugar.
On a low heat cook until the sauce thickens and the sugar fully dissolves.
Allow to cool before drizzling over the cupcakes.

Makes about 15

Rich Double Chocolate Cheesecake Pie

25 Aug


This overindulgent pie looks impressive but is actually pretty simple to make and doesn’t require a whole basket full of ingredients.

What you will need:

Pre Bought Pie Crust or you can make your own
375 grams dark chocolate, chopped
2 cups thickening cream
500g cream cheese
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
100 grams chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons milk
Extra Choc Chips for decorating

What to do: 

Place a saucepan with water on the stove and bring the water to the boil.
Place another larger saucepan on top of the first, ensuring the base doesn’t meet the water.
Place your dark chocolate in the top saucepan and using a metal long handled spoon stir the chocolate until melted.
Divide the chocolate into 2 separate bowls ceramic or metal bowls.
In one of the bowls add half of the cream (1 Cup) and using a hand mixer blend until combined. This mixture is the first layer of your pie.
In the second bowl add the cream cheese and blend until light and fluffy.
Add the cream, brown sugar and sifted cocoa.
Continue blending until well combined.
Pour the Cream and chocolate mixture into the pie shell, creating your first layer.
Now spoon the cream cheese mixture over the first layer and spread evenly and to the outer crust.

For decoration…
In a saucepan melt the choc chips. Once melted add the milk and mix well.
Drizzle the chocolate and milk over the pie and garnish with a few extra chocolate chips.
Chill in the fridge for at least one hour or until set.

Serves 8. Enjoy.

Becky, K.

No Bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes

17 Aug


What you will need…
200 grams crushed plain sweet biscuits, I used Arnotts Marie Biscuits
100 Grams Melted Butter
50 Grams Almond Meal
500 Grams cream cheese
100 Grams of icing (confectioners) sugar
200 Grams heavy cream
Pack Frozen mixed Berries, defrosted. Use as many or as little as you like
Strawberry Sauce
200 grams strawberries or any other berries (Fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup water (Omit this if you used frozen berries)

What to do:
In a bowl combine the crushed biscuits, melted butter and almond meal.
Press this mixture into the bottom of 6 lightly greased remington dishes. I used silicon dishes for easy removal.
Place in fridge while you make the filling.
In a large metal or glass bowl beat the cream cheese and cream together using an electric beater.
Once well combined gently fold in the sugar.
Spoon mixture on top of the bases and return to the fridge.
Now you start to make the strawberry sauce.
In a blender or food processor puree the strawberry/berries along with the sugar and water.
Pour this puree into a small saucepan and on a low heat cook until the sugar dissolves.
Remove from the heat and strain the sauce to remove any pips and seeds. Allow the sauce to cool.

To serve:

Gently remove the cheesecakes from the dishes.
Place some berries on top and drizzle with the chilled strawberry sauce. Alternatively place the berries and sauce onto the top of the cheesecakes and serve straight out of the dishes.
Makes 6 serves.

Choc Banana Cheesecake

15 Aug

What you will need:
The Base
220 grams plain chocolate biscuits
100 grams Melted Butter
50 grams grated milk chocolate
600 Grams Cream Cheese
1/2 cup caster sugar
6 eggs
3 very ripe bananas
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Extra Chocolate shavings and powder for garnish

What to do:
Grease and line a pie tray or use a foil tin
Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C
Crush biscuits into a fine crumb, mix in the melted butter and chocolate shavings.
Firmly presh mixture into the pie tin
In a large bowl cream together the cheese and caster sugar. Add in the bananas, eggs and cinnamon and mix until combined.
Pour mixture over the base and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Allow to cool and sprinkle with the chocolate powder and shavings.


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