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24 May 2014

Heaven On a Plate!

Hello Lovely's,
How are you keeping? 

I love baking and trying new things,  and I haven't made a cheesecake before so I found a recipe on Pinterest that I really liked the look of and decided that was the one! It was a Chocolate mousse cheesecake pie with an oreo cookie base! Yummmmm! 


This is what you need: 
1 Large Egg
3 Egg Yolks
1/2 Cup of Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup of Granulated Sugar
1/4 Cup Icing Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
24 Oreo Cookies (1 1/2 packs roughly)
5 Tablespoons of Butter
8oz Cream Cheese
1 Cup of Double Cream
1 Cup of Soured Cream

First of all Pre Heat the oven to 160.C 


For the Crust, Crush all of the oreo's together to a fine crumble, and mix together with 5 tablespoons of melted butter, this is actually really hard, have you ever tried to crush loads of oreo's?! It really isn't easy, I would highly recommend using a blender if you have one. (I had a sleeping 9 month old so really couldn't use one!) :) Press the mixture into the pie dish and up the sides and refrigerate while you make the filling. It doesn't look that attractive does it!?


For the filling, blend together the cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth. You can get a bit of an arm work out here! Add the egg, and 1 egg yolk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix until combined. Blend in the sour cream. Spread the filling over the Oreo crust and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the edges are set and the center is slightly firm (a little softness is ok but you don't want it to be really jiggly like jelly). Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely. This feels like it takes forever!



For the mousse, heat 1/2 cup cream in a small saucepan until just simmering. Place the 2 egg yolks in a small bowl. Whisking vigorously, pour a couple tablespoons of the hot cream into the egg yolks and continue whisking until completely mixed together. Pour the egg yolks and cream into the saucepan with the remaining hot cream, whisking quickly the whole time as you don't want to end up with scrambled eggs! Return the saucepan to medium-low heat, while stirring constantly, until the creamy/egg mixture bubbles and thickens, this took around 1-2 minutes, but it does happened suddenly so be careful.  Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips, whisking until the mixture is smooth and the chocolate is completely melted. If you used a dark chocolate and would like a bit more sweetness, whisk in up to 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, whisking occasionally to avoid a skin forming across the top. When completely cool, beat the remaining 1/2 cup cream to stiff peaks and gently fold into the completely cooled chocolate mixture. Spread the mousse over the top of the cooled cheesecake pie and refrigerate.


Here is how it turned out, so it doesn't look perfect and it doesn't come out as a slice but omg it tastes like a little bit of happiness in heaven on a plate! :) 


Do you have any good recipes I could try out myself? If you decide to give this ago please send me a picture of what yours turns out like! :) You can find the full recipe on my Pinterest as well. 

Thank you for reading! Have a great weekend!

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