Sunday, 4 January 2009

Baby it's Cold Outside

The Weather Cats are staying in and I have taken my cue from them ... this photo was taken from inside our back doorway!
Maurice has been getting his exercise indoors on the Wii Fit.

After eating this cheesecake, recipe from "In the Mood for Food", I think we all need a few sessions on the balance board!!

White Chocolate and Bailey's Cheesecake
For the Base:-
250g shortbread biscuits, crushed finely
100g ground almonds
2 tsp ground ginger
75g melted butter
For the Filling:-
675g cream cheese
200g caster sugar
3 tbsp cornflour
2 large eggs, beaten
150ml whipping cream
150ml Baileys
125g white chocolate, chopped
Grease and base line a 22-24cm spring-form cake tin. I encased mine in foil to waterproof it. Preheat oven to 160'c fan.
Mix all base ingredients together, press into tin and refrigerate.
Using a processor, beat together cheese, sugar and cornflour.
Add eggs, cream and Bailey's and beat until smooth.
Stir in chocolate and then pour mixture over the base.
Place tin in a roasting tray, filled with 1-2cm of hot water. I found it easier to pour water in once the tin was placed on the oven shelf.
Bake for 40 minutes until top is lightly golden and filling is just set.
Leave in tin until cool. It firms a little more as it cools.

Maurice v Helicopter

Maurice and Ella kept following Jay's new helicopter around the room. I think Maurice's curiosity has now been sated!

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