It’s been a while since any baking has been done in my kitchen and I can’t even take credit for this! Enjoying baking is one of the many things me and one of my good uni friends Lucinda have in common, (fair skin, dark hair and a dangerous love of shopping to name a few more). Luc has quite a collection of kitchen goodies that I like to claim means she tends to bake more than me, but the best thing about this is that when I get a sniff of something good being put together I’m quick to put my order in.
Last weekend I invited myself over for dinner and found out that on top of Coq au Vin, I was offered Bailey’s and chocolate cheesecake! I knew this was going to be good so I got her to take some pics and share the recipe.
I often use recipes from the BBC’s Food Recipes site as they’re usually pretty simple and it saves buying cookbooks as I can follow the instructions using my iPad. The Baileys and chocolate cheesecake is a great example, there are only a few ingredients and although it does take sometime to allow it to set it really doesn’t take too much time to put together. So here’s the recipe!
- 100g/3½oz butter
- 250g/8¾oz digestive biscuits, crushed
- 600g/1lb 5oz cream cheese
- 25ml/1fl oz Baileys
- 100ml/3½oz icing sugar
- 300ml/10½oz double cream, whipped
- 100g/3½oz grated chocolate
- To garnish
- 200ml/7¼oz double cream, whipped
- cocoa powder, to dust
How to make it:
Melt the butter in a pan and add the crushed digestive biscuits. Mix well until the biscuits have absorbed all the butter.
Remove from the heat and press into the bottom of a lined 18cm/7in springform tin. Place in the refrigerator and allow to set for one hour.
Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Lightly whip the cream cheese then beat in the Bailey’s and icing sugar. Fold in the whipped cream and grated chocolate. When smooth, spoon evenly onto the biscuits.
Refrigerate and allow to set for a further two hours. Once set, remove and decorate with whipped cream and cocoa powder dusted over the top.
I think Laura enjoyed it if it was worth Instagraming!
I can confirm it was indeed delicious and I’m pretty tempted to whip one up the next time I have someone round for dinner!
Now that the autumn is here and standing by the oven is an appealing thought I’m hoping to get baking and creating in my own kitchen over the next few weeks so look out for some more recipes!
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