Friday, 9 February 2018

White Chocolate Cheesecake (No Bake)

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake, the perfect ending to a romantic meal or dinner party. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

I am a huge fan of chocolate (no surprise to my regular readers!) and if it's possible I am an even bigger fan of cheesecake! What better than a delicious slice of creamy and indulgent cheesecake after a sumptuous meal. This recipe is not cloying nor is it too heavy, just the right combination of rich, fragrant and a subtle hint of white chocolate sweetness. In fact I made this cheesecake twice before I got a chance to photograph it, the first time it was eaten in it's entirety  before you could say Cheese :)
This no bake cheesecake can be made a day in advance and it will keep in the fridge for two days (never lasts that long in my house!) apart from needing a hand mixer and a couple of bowls to make it's no real effort to make.

Crushing the biscuits can be done in a liquidiser for a fine crumb but if you wish you can place the biscuits in a strong freezer bag and bash them to bits with a soup can or rolling pin -very cathartic- until they resemble course sand. 

Other cheesecake recipes I have made in the past require whipping the cream separately, then folding it into the cream cheese but after I accidentally poured the unwhipped cream into the same bowl as the cream cheese I discovered that mixing the two together at the same time gave me exactly the same result and less washing up!

Serve straight from the fridge with a dollop of whipped cream and topped with soft fruits of your choice...Enjoy!   

Serves 6-8

Ingredients
200g Digestive biscuits, crushed into fine crumbs
100g Butter, melted
300g White chocolate, broken up
400g Full fat cream cheese (like Philadelphia)
150ml Whipping cream
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Method
Grease a deep sided 20cm loose bottom round tin, set aside.

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake, the perfect ending to a romantic meal or dinner party. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

In a large bowl mix together the crushed digestives and the melted butter until the mixture resembles wet sand.

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake, the perfect ending to a romantic meal or dinner party. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

Tip the biscuit mixture into the prepared baking tin, press the mixture firmly into the base of the tin using the back of a spoon until smooth, chill in the fridge until needed.
 Easy No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake, the perfect ending to a romantic meal or dinner party. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com


Melt the white chocolate over a pan of simmering water, alternatively melt the chocolate in a microwave proof bowl on Full power for 10-15 seconds at a time. Stir the chocolate often to prevent it burning (can happen so easily when melting white chocolate) until all the chocolate is melted and lump free. Set aside. 

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake, the perfect ending to a romantic meal or dinner party. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl whip together the cream cheese and the whipping cream. I used my stand mixer on High for 3-5 minutes but a hand mixer will do the job just as well.

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake, the perfect ending to a romantic meal or dinner party. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

The filling should be thick and creamy and hold its own peak.

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake, the perfect ending to a romantic meal or dinner party. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

Pour the slightly cooled melted chocolate into the cream cheese filling and whip on Full power until the filling is smooth and creamy.

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake, the perfect ending to a romantic meal or dinner party. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, add the vanilla extract and whip again for one more minute. 

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake, the perfect ending to a romantic meal or dinner party. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

Pour the white chocolate filling onto the chilled biscuit base, smooth with a spatula and chill in the fridge for 6-8 hours or overnight. If you wish to give an final touch, finely grate white chocolate over the top before chilling, it gives it a delicate frosted look. Serve with whipped cream.

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake, the perfect ending to a romantic meal or dinner party. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake, the perfect ending to a romantic meal or dinner party. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake, the perfect ending to a romantic meal or dinner party. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

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