Something oh-so-yummy for the sister + kids :)

Grin.

Uh huh. That long ago. I’m so terrible am i not? I have sooooooo many thousands of posts which i’ve not posted up since ages back. But yeah, this is the last of the food post.. from then :P

When i saw Aunty Yochana puts this recipe up, i knew that was it, I was definitely making it. It looked and sounded too droolicious to pass, goodness!

(Stef’s a genius ain’t she? ;) )

Caramel, nuts, chocolate, cheesecake!

= My love.

ccc2

Let’s just say, all the hardwork in melting the damn Werther’s Original caramels were really worth it.

Do give it a go! (recipe’s in the link)

I love it to bits.

The only amendment i made was to substitute the pecans with hazelnuts. And oh, i didnt also make the chocolate ganache with Nestle cream. I used thickened cream instead :)

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CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CHEESECAKE

170 g digestive biscuits
30g brown sugar
70g butter, melted

20 pieces Werther’s Original caramels
45 ml milk
1/4 tsp salt
90 pecans,chopped coarsely

170g chocolate ganache (leftover from a truffle session I had,proportion is to melt 200g good dark chocolate with a tin of Nestle cream – 170 gm.)
500 g cream cheese, softened
1 small carton sour cream (150ml)
150 g brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/4 cup plain flour

DIRECTIONS
1. In a medium bowl, combine digestive crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Mix well and press into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Pour on melted caramel mixture and freeze for 30 minutes.

2. To make the Caramel Filling: Microwave everything on low till smooth and melted. Stir in nuts. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C

4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar,sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Sift in the flour. Fold 1/3 of the filling into the chocolate ganache, then mix till smooth. Pour some white batter on the crust, marble half the chocolate batter thru then smooth on the remaining white batter. Marble the remaining chocolate batter on

5. Steam-bake (in bain-marie) in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until center is almost set. Cool in oven with door slightly open. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

6. Can decorate with chocolate glaze before serving…melt some chocolate with butter and a bit of golden syrup for a shiny look,pipe/drizzle randomly over the cake.

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