Oi oi Oreo ! individual baked oreo cheesecakes…dirty but fun !
Well it’s been a while since I last blogged I know, all down to being ultra busy & also just dog tired, getting on a bit you see
Well anyhow enough of the self-pity, did you know the anniversary of a special little biscuit recently passed ? …it was the 100th birthday of the Oreo cookie, one of the states iconic sweet nibbles that has caught on here in the uk over the years.
When I worked at Love bakery on the kings road in london we used to make & sell oreo cookie cupcakes, chocolate cakes topped with a cream cheese frosting with crushed oreo mixed through it, it was one of the big sellers and always on the cake shelf.
Now a few weeks ago I was having a ponder & a little light bulb pinged on in my otherwise darkened brain “what about a baked cheesecake with crushed Oreo through it” I thought. Now I am sure I am not the first person to come up with this, and after playing about came up with these individual versions, and recently made them for friends who came around for sunday lunch “you should blog this” one said, and so Marcello, as you can see I have taken your advice
Now you can get about 5 large Ramekins or 6 medium ramekins out of this recipe. It’s easy to make, and for the base no melted butter is needed as the moisture is provided by the cookies cream filling.
I have given a quick chocolate sauce recipe to serve with them as I think it adds a little something extra special.
So give it a go… OGGY OGGY OREO ! *has a lie down*
YOU WILL NEED:
1 tough bag
A rolling pin for bashing
5 large ramekins or 6 medium.
An oven pre-heated to 150c
The will power NOT to eat your cookies before you make the actual dessert !
INGREDIENTS: CHEESE CAKE -
250g cream cheese ( I prefer Philadelphia cheese )
150ml double cream
150g caster sugar
1 large egg
2 packets of regular Oreo cookies
1/2 a tablespoon of cornflour
2 tsp of vanilla essence or seeds scraped from 1 vanilla pod
INGREDIENTS: CHOCOLATE SAUCE -
150g dark chocolate
200ml single cream
1 heaped tsp of unsalted butter
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