Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter

As much as I love making fancy cakes and cookies, when it comes to family, I tend to stick with simpler desserts.  The recipe for this chocolate cheesecake slice was given to me by a playgroup mum over twelve years ago, when my husband and I moved back to Brisbane after years of corporate life in Asia, to raise our family.  I feel blessed to live in a place where there are plenty of opportunities to grow and be the best one can be.  This Easter, I pray that we will always remember that with hard work, and a whole lot of love, faith and hope, we have the capacity to become extraordinary human beings.

Happy Easter.

Chocolate Cheesecake Slice
Biscuit Base:
200g chocolate biscuit crumbs
80g melted butter
100g chocolate chips

375g cream cheese
125g sugar
3 eggs
150g melted white chocolate

150g melted dark chocolate
160g sour cream

Mix biscuit crumbs and butter, and stir until combined.  Spread into base of tin and sprinkle with chocolate chips. 

Beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy and smooth.  Add eggs gradually, beating well after each addition.  Add melted white chocolate.  Bake for 30 minutes or until the filling is just set.  Cool and refrigerate until firm.

Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl and stand over a pan of simmering water.  Stir until the chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.  Spread evenly on top of cheesecake.  Mark the chocolate with a flat-bladed knife.  Refrigerate until set.
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