I've had baked cheesecake before - usually when eating out and I haven't read the menu properly, the word "cheesecake" flashes before my eyes, I get giddy and say, "I'll have that!". Then when it arrives, the slight disappointment hits me when I realise it's baked not chilled! I always eat it though... never turn a dessert down!
Cheesecake with Raspberries, White Chocolate Sauce & Popcorn
This recipe from Paul Merrett is a throw back to that great dessert of the 70's - the cheesecake. Combine popcorn, raspberries and white chocolate to make a delicious update of this classic.
So anyway, making a new recipe that I haven't tried before - tricky, challenging...? The recipe was surprisingly simple. It takes a bit of planning as it needs to chill overnight, but the actual method is simple and well written for the most amateur of cook. You can find the recipe here... the photo's below are of my own attempt and I'm glad to say that the finished result looked just like the professional picture!
|Ingredients for Baked Cheesecake with Raspberries, White Chocolate Sauce & Popcorn|
|Biscuit base (Hob Nob's ... yum yum!)|
|Unbaked, ready for the oven|
|Baked, complete with statutory "crack"!|
|Nearly finished... raspberries, popcorn & grated chocolate|
|Finishing touch - white chocolate sauce :)|
I did promise my neighbour a slice but unfortunately, we devoured the lot - sorry Mrs. P! "We" being 4 of us over 2 sittings - not just me and hubbie, now that would be greedy! But now I have an excuse to make it again!
This dessert would be a lovely end to a special meal - the calorie and fat content is quite high(!) but as a treat or a Sunday lunch dessert it's fine to spoil yourself now and again! Just take the dog for a loooooong walk afterwards to make up for it!
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