Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Work catering #10: Cheesecake and Chocolate for a Chocoholic! =p

Cheesecake =D
I made it to week 10 of work catering =D hahhaha...

As promised last week, I made some chocolatey goodies for this week's catering :) My friend was giving her talk and she is a CHOCOHOLIC! I knew she would be a bit stressed so I baked her some BROWNIES! this time I added in MORE chocolate =p white chocolate bits... and some macadamia nuts and mixed berries!!
Slab of brownies! YUM!
So happy she liked them =) It's the same recipe that I've used which you can find here. Just added 125g white choc bits and 110g macadamia halves and 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries but really.. you can add anything you like. I'm just trying to find the best combination ^^
packed brownies
2 boxes full =D
I also know that not everyone likes chocolate, so I made a Blackforest cheesecake. I am in love with this recipe!!! This is the third time making it! It's so simple and tastes great =D and it's a NO BAKE recipe!

I had a little trouble with the cherry syrup topping ><" but other than that it was fine.

Recipe adapted from ninemsn
250g chocolate ripple biscuits
125g butter, melted (I only used 100g and seemed to work well)

250g cream cheese, cubed, softened at room temp
165g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
1 tbs lemon juice
300ml thickened cream
3 tsp powdered gelatin
125g hot water
425g can pitted black cherries (reserve juice for syrup)

Cherry topping
3/4 cup cherry syrup
1 tbs corn flour
1 tbs caster sugar
1 tbs rum (i didn't have any so didn't add it)

1. Process chocolate biscuits until resembles fine crumbs. Add melted butter and process until well combined. Press biscuit base into lined baking tray (20cm x 30cm) using back of spoon. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
2. Beat cream in small bowl with electric beater till soft peaks form. Keep aside.
3. Sprinkle gelatin over small bowl of hot water and stir until dissolved. Keep aside to cool.
4. Meanwhile beat cream cheese, caster sugar and lemon juice in separate bowl until smooth. Fold in cream mix. Fold in gelatin mix.
5. Pour half batter on top of biscuit base. Carefully press cherries into cream cheese layer then finish with final layer of cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until set (~3 hours). 
6. For cherry syrup, place ingredients in small saucepan and heat until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in rum. Allow to cool before spreading onto cheesecake (but don't let it cool too much otherwise it'll set and become clumpy >< - speaking from experience)
close up of cheesecake
Ready to be served
Very rich!
Close up of brownies.. so you can see the macadamia, white choc and berries!

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