Posted by Bee & John on December 23, 2010 at 7:25 PM
I just made this today to enjoy over the next few festive days - I'll let you know what it tastes like... but it looks FANTASTIC!!
It is only the second time I've tried to make a cheesecake - the first was earlier this week!! I thought I'd try a "thermomix" cheesecake to see how it was supposed to turn out. If you are interested, it was the Frozen Mojito cheesecake from "Entertaining with Nico" booklet (ALSO yum!!)
Anyway - this cheesecake was a little fiddly and needed a couple of extra bowls and thermomix cleans - but it was quite easy and looks amazing. The recipe was given to me by a client of mine... thanks Karen!
- 250g plain chocolate biscuits
- 125g butter
- 60g brown sugar
- 20g butter extra
- 300 ml thickened cream
- 50g chocolate
- 3 tsp of gelatin
- 60ml boiling water (1/4 cup)
- 2 x 250g packets of cream cheese
- 110g caster sugar
- 3 x 60g mars bars
- boil the kettle and put 60ml into a glass. Sprinkle the gelatine over the just boiled water, stir well and set aside. Its ok if there is a few lumps, they'll get dissolved
- Make some caster sugar
- Slice the mars bars into thin slices
- Put the bikkies and butter (don't melt it first - makes it too sticky, but room temp would be good). Whizz for 5 seconds on 6
- Press evenly over base and side of 20cm springform tin. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm (I put in the freezer and it was ready when I finished the rest)
- Caramel sauce
- combine brown sugar, the extra 20g of butter and 30g of the cream (2 tbls) in the Thermomix bowl. Cook at 100oC for 4 minutes on 1. Put aside
- don't clean the bowl - no need
- put chocolate into bowl. Grate for 5 seconds on 9. Scrape down the sides. Add 30g of the cream (2 tbls spoons) and cook on 80oC for 4 minutes on 1. Put aside.
- clean the bowl
- insert the butterfly. Beat the remaining cream until soft peaks form on speed 4 (about 20-30 seconds)
- Set aside
- don't clean bowl
- Put cream cheese, sugar and Gelatin mixture into Thermomix bowl and beat for 10 seconds on 5
- put the whipped cream in and stir on 2 for 20 seconds or until all mixed. You may need to use the spatula while mixing.
Putting it all together
- put half of the cheesecake mixture into the crumb crust. Drizzle half of the chocolate and half of the caramel sauce over the top and swirl with a skewer to create a marble effect.
- press 1/3 of the mars bar slices into mixture
- return the thermomix bowl back to the cradle and add 1/3 of the mars bars. Chop for 10 seconds on 6
- put this mixture ontop of layer already in the crumb crust.
- Use the rest of the chocolate and caramel sauces to drizzle on the top. swirl again with a skewer.
- Decorate the top of the cheesecake with the remaining pieces of mars bars slices.
- cover and chill for 3 hours or set.