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Killer White Chocolate Cheesecake

July 13, 2007

as per the request of Shannon and Honey, here is the recipe for the Cheesecake to be killed by, make at your own risk, if your chest begins to feel tight and you have trouble breathing, seek medical attention.

Ingredients:

Base
150g plain sweet biscuits
1/2 cup unsalted pistachio kernels
100g butter, melted, cooled

Filling
200g good-quality white chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup thickened cream
500g cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup caster sugar
3 eggs, at room temperature, seperated

Topping
200g good-quality white chocolate, chipped
1/2 cup thickened cream
2 tablespoons unsalted pistachio kernels, chopped

steps

1 Preheat oven to 160degrees celsius. Grease a 6cm deep, 22cm (base) springform pan. Line base with baking paper.
2 Make base Combine biscuits and pistachios in a food processor. Process until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in butter. Press biscuit mixture firmly into base of prepaed pan. Refrigerate until required.
3 Make filling Combine chocoate and cream in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on medium (50%) for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every minute with a metal spoon. Using an electric mixer beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until soft and creamy. Add egg yolks and beat well. Stir in chocolate mixture.
4 Using electric beaters, beat eggwhites until soft peaks form. Add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until thick and glossy. Fold eggwhite into chocolate mixture until just combined. Pour over chilled base. Smooth surface. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Use a wooden spoon to prop oven door open. Allow cheesecake to cool in oven for 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
5 Make topping Combine chocolate and cream in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on medium(50%) for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every minute with a metal spoon, until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until thick enough to spread. Spread toping over chilled cheesecake. Sprinkle with pistachios. Serve. Have heart attack.

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One Comment
  1. Susan (smiles1865) at Scrapboxx permalink
    July 24, 2007 11:20 am

    This sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing Tash.

    How’s the chicken pox drama going? Is it over now? I hope so 🙂

    Take care and have a great week xxoo

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