I'm not a baker, I know this and it's okay. But one thing I like to make is cheesecake and I like to think that I'm not bad at it. So as my first every recipe post on this little blog (and more than likely my last!) I'd like to show you the peanut butter cheesecake that I made this weekend. The thing about cheesecake is that it pleases everybody. I have a massive sweet tooth and sometimes the massively chocolate orientated desserts that I'd like, do not appeal to everyone else. I think cheesecake nicely meets in the middle as it pleases my desire for a sweet dessert, but also appeals to those who do not have a sweet tooth.
I decided to make a peanut butter cheesecake as I had these little ingredients to try out from Vogel's Bread
. If you're not a big baker like me then I recommend making some sort of cheesecake. It's really simple to make, hardly takes up any of your time and the ingredients are really affordable. So first, the ingredients.
The recipe I'm using is originally from here, but I've just changed it slightly.
- 50g of butter.
- 175g of peanut biscuits (I just used digestive instead).
- A couple of spoonful of Whole Earth chocolate spread.
- 500g of ricotta (I used Philadelphia soft cream cheese).
- 175g of Golden Syrup
- 75g of Whole Earth 3 Nut peanut butter
- 100g of Whole Earth Smooth Original peanut butter
- To make the base, melt butter in the pan. Crush the biscuits by bashing them with a rolling pin whilst in a bag.
- Add the butter to the smashed biscuits and make sure they are all well covered.
- If you want, melt a couple of spoonful of chocolate spread to add to the base. I think it tastes delicious"
- Press the base firmly into a tin (or oven dish, whatever floats your boat!).
- Add the Philadelphia, golden syrup and peanut butter into a bowl and mix well.
- Tip the mixture on top of the biscuit base and chill until it's set.
And that's pretty much it! I did leave out a couple of steps, for example the original recipe included gelatin but I've made this a couple of times and think it's still delicious without. This recipe is a firm favourite with my family and although I got my base to filling proportions wrong, I didn't hear any complaints! Not to my face anyway.
What desserts do you like to make?
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