• Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

    One of my ‘go-to’ recipes is my cookies and cream cheesecake.  It’s relatively simple and very delicious – a definite crowd pleaser.  It is based on my white chocolate cheesecake recipe, but I make it as a larger slab type recipe for bigger groups.  It has the potential to last up to a week in the refrigerator – but alas, it has never lasted that long with my friends and family. Crust: Ingredients 500g Oreo cookies 120g butter Method Put the Oreos into a food processor and blend until fine…

  • Jaffa cheesecake

    So, as I mentioned in my recipe for White chocolate cheesecake, I use this as my base cheesecake recipe for heaps of different variations.  This variation is for all the orange-chocolate lovers out there! There are two steps you need to add to the base recipe to transform it into choc-orange deliciousness. Steps for choc orange cheesecake goodness: At step 6, add 1.5 tsp of orange essence to the cream cheese mixture. Between steps 7 and 8, add 1 cup of crushed Jaffas to the cheesecake mixture. Continue on your merry cheesecake way……

  • Mint chocolate cheesecake

    So, earlier this week I posted my recipe for White chocolate cheesecake.  As part of this I mentioned that I use this as a base recipe to do variations – which is absolutely correct. Some of the variations include: Tim Tam dark chocolate caramel salted caramel, and cookies and cream. This version is Mint chocolate one.  Essentially the recipe is exactly the same, but it alters depending on how minty you want the cheesecake to be. There are three options you can follow to make this cheesecake ‘minty’, and you…

  • White chocolate cheesecake

    So this is what I use as my base (not baked) chocolate cheesecake recipe.  It has a simple flavour and it is easily adjustable to make several variants, which I am sure you will see a few of in later blog posts. Ingredients Base: 250g plain chocolate cookies (I use Arnott’s chocolate ripple) 100g melted butter Cheesecake filling: 375g cream cheese (softened) 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 cup cream 3 tsp powdered gelatine 1/4 cup boiling water 200g white chocolate* (melted) Method Base: Grease 22cm or…