Cheesecake is one of THE yummiest desserts, ever!
We love the chocolate/orange (or jaffa) flavour combination at our house so today I’m sharing this delicious cheesecake, which has fast become one of our favourites. Best of all, it doesn’t require gelatine or baking.
1 packet of Arnotts Tim Tams (or similar)
1/2 packet of Marie biscuits (or similar)
50g-100g butter (depending on which type of biscuits used for the base)
1 x 250g block of Philadelphia cream cheesse (room temperature)
1 600ml tub of thickened cream (though you only use about 3/4 of this tub
1/4 cup of castor sugar
1/2 bar (small) of milk chocolate
Place the Tim Tams and Marie biscuits in the food processor and blitz to a chunky crumb (or until you have the consistency that you like in a base).
Melt the butter in the microwave and then pour it in the biscuit crumbs and give it another whir to mix it all in together.
Use a tart /quiche tin (with the removable base), or line the base of a spring-form cake tin with some baking paper and pour in the crumb mixture. Press it down and to the sides of the pan until it’s shaped and compacted. Place in the fridge to set for about 10-15 minutes.
Rinse out the food processor.
Chop the cream cheese into 8 – 12 cubes (to make it easier to process) and pop it into the food processor with the sugar. Zest some of orange skin into the cream cheese and then squeeze out all of the orange juice.
Whiz it in the processor until it’s a smooth consistency. Place this mixture aside for the moment.
With your hand or bench mixer, whip the cream until it forms firm peaks.
Fold the cream into the cream cheese mixture – gently. You want the mixture to be “just” combined and not over worked.
Pour the filling over the biscuit base (which should be mainly set by this time).
Grate some milk chocolate over the top.
Refrigerate for at least 3 hours (though overnight is best).
Place on a plate or serving platter and listen to your family Ooooh and Aaaaah.
Serve and enjoy.
Do you love cheesecake?
What is your favourite flavour combination?