December 02, 2011

Fabulous Friday Food: Chocolate Cheesecake

I made this Chocolate cheesecake for my dinner guests last week. It was quite a difficult recipe but totally worth it - its so rich and creamy and totally yummy. Such an indulgent dessert.

Chocolate Cheesecake from Nigella Lawson's How to Be a Domestic Goddess!

125g digestive biscuits
50g very very soft or melted unsalted butter
500g cream cheese
150g Golden castor sugar
3 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
175ml sour cream
1/2 - 1tsp lime juice
150g melted plain chocolate
20cam springform tin

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Preheat the oven to 180C Gas Mark 4 and put the kettle on to boil.
Process the biscuits and butter together and press into the bottom of the tin, then stick the tin in the fridge until the filling is ready.

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Beat the cream cheese until smooth and then mix in the sugar. Add the eggs and yolks one by one, beating in after each addition. Now pour in the sour cream and the lime juice and beat until smooth and creamy. Taste to see if you want a sourer base note than this and if so then add more lime juice.

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Gently fold in the melted chocolate, you want a cheese cake marbled with dark chocolate so dont combine fully.

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Line the springform tin with  foil on the outside and then tear off another square and repeat the exercise! Stand the tin in a roasting dish and fill with mixture. Pour hot water from the recently boiled kettle into the roasting tin to 2-3cm up the side of the cake tin and place in the oven to cook for about one hour.

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When the cheesecake has browned a little on the edges and the centre should be set on the top with a hint of wobble underneath. Remove the cake tin and tear away the foil. Sit on a rack to cool, then refrigerate before unmoulding and leaving it to get back to room temperature.

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And voila! I covered the top with raspberries!

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Hope you enjoyed seeing my cheesecake in stages!!

Rachie xo

3 lovely comments:

Rosie said...

Oh wow that looks delicious - and I bet the tartness of the raspberries cut through the chocolate beautifully. Love the stage by stage pics - makes me feel as though I'm there with you!

Unknown said...

Oh my god, I want to eat my laptop screen!!! YUM!! X

Teresa said...

One can't go wrong with chocolate, right?
Add raspberries and you have a Work of Art - those two: chocolate and raspberries, go together wonderfully.
Thank you for sharing.