Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Aphrodisiac cheesecake

I am forever making random recipes I find in newspapers, magazines, the web or given from friends. I am also forever losing the recipes! My partner has suggested that I post recipes on my blog - because he says other people might want to make them, and says that, if they're on my blog, they'll be easy to find.

Anyway, let me know if putting recipes on my blog is just too boring for words, or if its something you'd like to read.

I believe Rachie has already made this one ;) - Remember that strawberry cheesecake recipe I gave you?! Well, it just became the screaming orgasm, super-dooper aphrodisiac strawberry cheesecake.

Recipe (Serves about 8 people)

-About 2/3 packet of hobnobs or digestives
-Largeish lump of butter or margarine
-Fruit of some sort - strawberries, blueberries, kiwi or whatever
-Half a large bar of super dark 85% cocoa chocolate
-Large bar (200g thing) of white chocolate (preferably milky bar, yes I know its made by nestle, and that fair trade from the co-op would be a more ethical choice - so you have to decide whether you're more concerned for ethical cooking or for yumminess)
-About a tub and a half of the medium sized reduced fat philadelphia type soft cheese (Now herein is a warning. The full fat variety is probably too rich for this recipe, which is already pretty rich, the virtually fat free one is disgusting - take the middle way people, you know its the best)
-Liberal squeeze of lime juice (from about a third of a lime)

Stage 1 - Rid self of the day's frustrations

Place hob nobs/disgestives in pastic sandwich bag (just make sure there are no holes in it). Take rolling pin or similarly heavy object. Crush biscuits (or cookies if you're American) with great gusto. Be violent about it, even if you're a pacifist.
Melt butter/marg in a pan, and add the crushed biscuit and mix up well.
Press the biscuit mix into a flan case and put it in the fridge.

Stage 2 - Get Fruity

Chop just over half of the strawberries and blueberries (or whatever other fruit you are using - kiwis work really well, but blueberries are in season atm).
Place them over the biscuit base.

Stage 3 - Drizzling the dark chocolate

Melt the dark chocolate in a glass bowl over boiling water.
Then drizzle it over the fruit (if you want to drizzle it on other places, make a little extra - oo-er). Leave it to harden in the fridge (the cheesecake, the cheesecake....)

Stage 4 - Making the cheesey bit

Melt the white choclate in a glass bowl (not the one you did the dark chocolate in, unless you wash it up first). Add the cream cheese and beat vigorously. Then add the lime juice and keep beating.
Pour that over the base.

Stage 5 - The final touches

Chop the rest of the fruit and decorate the top of the cheescake.

Stage 6 - The very exciting bit...strawberries and dark chocolate - Ahhhhhhhhhh


Rach said...

It's nice. I love step one. It's complicated but worth it. And, of course, you take the ethical route!!

Does the cheesecake still set in the same amount of time if you use kiwi? My cheesecake-y recipe, whatever happens, kiwis have a special chemical in them which means I need to leave the cheesecake in the fridge for 12 hours or more instead of 1 hour if I use strawberries.


Heather said...

I love cheesecake!

Contemplative Activist said...

Me too Heather, me too - yum yum yum :D.

Rach - I haven't noticed having a problem with the kiwi, but I'm not adverse to eating cheesecake before it sets - yummy yummy gooey-ness.