Monday, November 12, 2012

Toblerone cheesecake

 
On Saturday night, I had three friends over for dinner.  It has been a record year for dinner parties for me, as this was the third one I have had this year.  The first one, I actually forgot about until my friend texted me to confirm the time; the second one went OK, but I was slightly flustered as I was not quite ready when the came; but this one seemed to be almost hitch free (if you discount the fact that I knocked over a carton of cream in the fridge).

For dessert, I made a Toblerone cheesecake that I had tried at a relative's birthday party back in March, but it has taken me until now to get around to making it.  Here's a peek inside:


It was delicious, but next time I would use less Toblerone, as it tended to set up and make hard lumps of chocolate inside the cheesecake.  Not that the punters were complaining; it just makes the cheesecake hard to cut.  The recipe, from my second cousin Kay Lewis, is as follows (formatted as Kay wrote it):

BASE
1 x 250G PACKETBUTTERNUT SNAP BISCUITS
150G MELTED UNSALTED BUTTER
200GWHOLE ALMONDS
METHOD
CRUSH BISCUITS AND ALMONDS IN FOOD PROCESSOR.
ADD MELTED BUTTER AND MIX WELL.
PRESS INTO 25CM-SPRINGFORM TIN AND BAKE IN MODERATE OVEN FOR 10 MINS AND COOL.

FILLING
3 TSPNSGELATINE
1/2 CUPWATER
500GPHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE
3/4 CUPCASTER SUGAR
1/2 CUPCREAM
2 TBLSPNSKAHLUA LIQUEUR
300GTOBLERONE CHOCOLATE
METHOD
PLACE TOBLERONE CHOCOLATE IN A BOWL AND MICROWAVE ON MEDIUM LOW UNTIL MELTED.
PLACE GELATINE AND WATER IN A CUP. STIR AND PLACE IN A DISH OF HOT WATER TO DISSOLVE, THEN ALLOW TO COOL.
BEAT PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE UNTIL SMOOTH. ADD SUGAR AND BEAT WELL.
 
ADD CREAM, LIQUEUR AND GELATINE AND STIR WELL.
 
POUR CHEESE MIXTURE OVER PREPARED BASE, THEN POUR IN TOBLERONE CHOCOLATE AND SWIRL WITH A KNIFE TO CREATE
A MARBLE EFFECT.
 
CHILL OVERNIGHT IN REFRIGERATOR.
 
DECORATE WITH SWIRLS OF WHIPPED CREAM AND CURLS OF CHOCOLATE.

6 comments:

Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe you see I was thinking that that was about the perfect amount of Toblerone because I love the stuff! :D

Kari said...

This is everything I associate with cheesecake - rich, decadent and impressive! I think you did well :-)

Johanna GGG said...

looks scrumptious - I have a feeling I have a similar recipe but can't remember if I ever made it (that is why I love my blog these days) - an excellent choice for a dinner party

yummychunklet said...

My sister loves Toblerone, so I'll have to make this for her.

Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

Fabulous! If I ever see Toblerone cheesecake... I will always have it! Yours looks great, and I think that I like the sound of those big chocolately lumps.

TeaLady said...

Oh, Yeah!! This one is definitely going on my list!!!