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Tutorial Video on how to Make This Cheesecake
- 1/3 cup mix nuts/ unsalted peanuts (your choice)
- 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Thickened Cream Whipped
- 110 g Dark Chocolate
- 250 g Cream Cheese
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp Gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1/3 cup Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup Thickened Cream, extra
- Roughly chop and spread peanuts onto a tray lined with baking paper
- In a saucepan combine sugar and water over a medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Leave to simmer until golden.
- Remove from heat and pour over the peanuts. Allow to cool and harden
- Set up a bain marine and combine the chocolate and cream. Stir until smooth and combined. Take off heat and allow to cool
- Beat the cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Add the gelatine and peanut butter. Again beat until smooth and creamy
- Gently fold in whipped cream
- Break up the peanut brittle and add half into a food processor and crush until fine crumbs form.
- Add this brittle into the bottom of 6 glasses.
- Pipe the cheesecake mix evenly into the 6 glasses.
- Add the chocolate sauce on top and decorate with the left over peanut brittle.
Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog/ recipe page!
I know it has been a while since my last post and I apologise for that however, to make up for my lapse in time I had made these delicious Double Choc Chip Cookies!
These cookies are quick, simple, easy and great for that sweet little treat inbetween meals- but don’t eat to many!
- 170g butter, room temperature
- 1 cup Brown sugar
- 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
- 1 Egg and 1 Egg Yolk
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Instant espresso powder
- 1 tsp Bicarb soda
- 2 tsp Corn flour
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 cups Flour
- 3/4 cup Dark Choc Chips
- 1/2 cup White Choc Chips
- In a standard mixing bowl with paddle attachment cream together the butter, brown sugar and caster sugar.
- Add in the vanilla extract, espresso, egg and egg yolk.
- In a separate bowl combine the bicarb, corn flour, salt and flour. Slowly add this to the wet mixture
- Combine until a soft dough forms.
- Fold in choc chips.
- Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours (anywhere between 2 hours to overnight)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
- Using your hands, or a tablespoon, make balls from the dough and place evenly on the two trays leaving 2 inches between each cookie.
- Bake for 9-12 minutes.
This recipe will make approximately 24 cookies depending on how big your cookie balls are. Remember- the bigger the balls the more room you need to leave inbetween each cookie.
So a couple of weeks ago I made these delicious gooey cookies!
As we all know lemons are in season and instead of making the traditional lemon meringue I decided to think outside the box and make some lemon cookies.
I didn’t want just any lemon cookies though. I wanted something gooey, sweet and delicious- a cookie that would tastes like a lemon slice almost.
The recipe that I am sharing with you below is exactly that! A cookie that tastes like a lemon slice! It takes roughly the same amount of time to make as a lemon slice but they’re super easy to make! And an easier alternative to take to school/ work and also to those who don’t like coconut- which is traditionally found in lemon slices.
- 2 1/4 cups Plain Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 packet (225g) Cream Cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup (113g) Unsalted Butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups Caster Sugar
- 2 tbs grated Lemon Zest (approx 2 large lemons)
- 1 1/2 tsp freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/8 tsp yellow food colouring- gel based (I used Americolour) this is optional
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Egg
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 1 cup Icing sugar- ideally confectioners’ sugar.
- Preheat oven to 165 degrees Fan Forced and line 3 baking trays with baking paper
- In a standard mixing bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Set aside
- In another standard mixing bowl with paddle attachment, combine cream cheese and butter
- Mix together until smooth and creamy
- Add the sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract, food colouring and salt.
- Mix together until light and fluffy
- Add egg and egg yolk
- Mix until combine. Increase speed to medium and mix for another 2 minutes.
- Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture
- Scrap down the sides of the bowl when necessary- the mixture will be very sticky.
- Cover bowl and refrigerate for a least 1 hour. ** mixture can remain in fridge overnight if necessary. Having a cold mixture enables it to be rolled into small balls for baking
- Place confectioners sugar in small bowl and put it next to the bowl of cookie mixture.
- Make 1 inch sized balls of dough **I used a tablespoon for sizing my mixture evenly.
- Roll the balls in the confectioners sugar-completely covering the dough
- Place on the prepared trays at least 2 inches apart
- Bake for 11-14 minutes or until the cookies have cracked. **If the cookies start to brown on the top then they have been overcooked and might be dry.
The cookies taste best when they are at room temperature or straight from the fridge.
I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I did!!
Trying out a new recipe following on from the Mini Matcha Cheesecakes I created earlier this year.
I love making Mini Cakes- not just because they look great- but because when it comes to eating them you’ve got your own little bite sized portion which is easier to eat, hold and in general a lot cleaner than cutting off a slice of cake.
– And when I say they look great I mean it. Look at my amazing cakes (not to self gloat) but they look great. Couldn’t be happier on how they turned out
Video Tutorial can be found at Mini Brownie Butter Cakes How to Tutorial (click the link)
- 140 g Dark Chocolate
- 50 g Butter
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Plain Flour
- 120 g Butter
- 100 g or 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Plain Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 3 1/2 tbls Milk
- Preheat Oven to 170 degrees Fan Forced and lightly grease a muffin pan
- Melt the Chocolate and Butter over a Bain Marie
- Remove from heat, cool slightly and then add the brown sugar
- Mix to combine
- Add egg and mix straight away ensuring that the heat from the chocolate doesn’t cook then egg.
- Fold in the flour until combined
- Using a spoon add the brownie mixture into the bottom of all the muffin pans.
- Bake for 5 minutes
- Increase the temperature of the oven to 180 degrees
- In a standard mixing bowl with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition
- Combine the sifted flower and baking powder in a separate bowl.
- Alternating between the flower mixture and the milk, add this to the butter mixture. Folding into the mixture- do not over beat
- Add a tsp of butter batter mixture on top of the brownies
- Bake for 15 minutes
Another healthy recipe to my collection I’m sharing with you my Zucchini, Banana and Choc Chip Muffin recipe!
Depending on what substitutes you use, these muffins only have 154 calories per muffin and 4 grams of protein! Great for breakfast or a snack.
Furthermore they’re quick, easy and cheap for those on a tight budget
- 2 medium size ripe Bananas-mashed
- 1 tsp Vegetable oil (healthier alternative use coconut oil)
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1 tsp Vanilla essence
- 2 Egg whites
- 1 cup grated Zucchini- 1 medium size
- 2 tbs applesauce
- 1/3 cup Greek Yoghurt or Sour Cream
- 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- 1 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Bicarb Soda
- 1 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Choc Chips
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees and line a 12 cup muffin tin with liners. Spray inside the liners with non stick cooking spray
- In a standard mixing bowl with whisk attachment, combine mashed bananas, oil honey, vanilla and eggs.
- Mix until smooth
- While waiting for mixture, grate Zucchini and drain excess water by squeezing in hands over sink.
- Add zucchini, applesauce and yoghurt to banana batter and mix until just combined
- I made my own apple sauce. To do this I peeled 2 apples, sliced them into cubes and microwaved until soft. I then used a fork to mash them up- the same way I mashed the bananas.
- In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, and cinnamon
- Slowly add this to the zucchini and banana batter until just combined
- Fold in the choc chips
- Divided evenly in liners and bake for 15 minutes.
If your sweet tooth is anything like mine you’ll love this recipe! It’s two of my favourite desserts in one.
The recipe not only tastes great but it’s cheap, quick and easy to make. Just follow my step by step instructions and before you know it you’ll have a delicious dessert to enjoy after dinner (or a sneaky snack during the day)
- 1 packet Cream Cheese (room temperature)
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Brownie Mixture:
- 1/4 cup Butter
- 1 cup Cooking Chocolate or Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup white Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2/3 Plain Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat Oven 170c Fan Forced
- Line a baking pan with baking paper- I used a 12 x 7 inch. 9 x 9 inch will also work
- In a standard mixing bowl with the paddle attachment, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 egg.
- Beat until smooth and creamy
- Add 1 cup of white chocolate chips and set aside.
- Set up a Bain Marie on your stove top. Do this by filling a saucepan with water and setting a heatproof mixing bowl over the water- making sure the water doesn’t come into contact with the bowl. The water should be simmering.
- In the heatproof bowl combine the butter and the chocolate until well combined
- Turn off the gas/ heat to the bain marie
- Add 1/2 cup sugar and 2 eggs, stir to combine
- In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add this to the chocolate mixture. Stir to combine.
- Pour half of the chocolate mixture into the prepared baking pan.
- Pour all of the cheesecake mixture on top of the chocolate mixture and spread to the edges
- Pour the remaining chocolate mixture onto the pan and spread. Swirl the mixture to give it a marble affect.
- Bake Cheesecake Brownies for 25 to 30 minutes. They’re cooked when the top is crinkled
Click here to see the ‘How to make Cheesecake Brownies” Video
Well and truly over Easter and the amount of chocolate you have just ingested? Me too!!
So why not give this Strawberry Blueberry and Banana Bread a go?
It’s nutritious, healthy, tastes great and makes you feel so much better after eating all that chocolate!
There is three options for you to try; plain flour, whole wheat flour or gluten free flour! So the recipe accommodates for all different individuals!
FYI: the bread tastes the best straight out of the oven when it’s still warm! YUMMY!!! (please let it cool so you don’t burn yourself)
- 2 cups Flour; Whole Wheat Flour; Gluten Free Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Bicarb soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 2 large Egg whites (70g)
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 cup Mashed Banana (2 medium bananas)
- 1/4 cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 3 tbsp Honey
- 1/4 cup Nonfat Milk
- 1/2 cup diced Strawberries
- 1/2 cup fresh Blueberries
- Preheat oven to 180c (fan forced oven)
- Lightly grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan
- In a standard mixing bowl combine the sifted flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt. Set aside
- In a separate bowl whisk together the melted butter, egg whites and vanilla extract.
- To this add the mashed banana, Greek yogurt and honey
- Mix until well combined.
- Alternating between the Banana mixture and the milk, combine this to the flour mixture. Stirring until just combined each time
- Gently stir in the strawberries and blueberries until just combined
- Pour batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 40 mins