so I'm working a day behind - I was hoping to blog this yesterday just didn't find the time.. hey ho!
had a weekend of spring cleaning, cooking, watching films and F1.. The boy spent the whole weekend building a toy car.. our spare bedroom becomes his little workshop and he uses this drill that sounds far to similar to a dentists! he was happy though - the weather with us was pretty grey and at some points wet so at least I didn't miss being outside and active..
oh also cooked our first Jamie's 30 minute meal - took a little longer than that but only just.. the boy wanted as a birthday treat the steak sandwich served with beetroot and feta salad and some new potatoes - was yum and very easy! also rustled up some white chocolate cheese cake - went for the non cook variety and everyone was very sweet and said it tasted good - I on the other hand have confirmed that I do not like cheesecake - something I have always know just wanted to double check - Dave however loved it! Am looking forward to trying another jamie meal out - has anyone also done any..?
I do have some photos from Oli's lunch yesterday but I'll upload thoses tomorrow..
Cheese filling was based on this recipe - But I had to include white chocolate somehow.. didn't want this to be too fussy and creamy so didn't use gelatine or cream.. also the boy wanted individual cheesecakes - he is very fussy - so used some metal moulds stollen from mum!
I made a simple ginger biscuit base - I used just over half a packet and melted some butter, mixed, then packed it down in the rings which were placed on a grease proof papered tray - I then popped them in the fridge.
3 packs reduced fat cream cheese - small ones (200g I think..!)
2 - 3 tablespoons of caster sugar - maybe icing sugar would be better?
1 and 1/2 packs white chocolate - went posh with Green & Blacks
and I think thats it.. had some sour cream on standby..
Mixed cream cheese and sugar together - melted white chocolate - let cool for a little then added it to the cream cheese - simples!
I poured the filling on top of the biscuit base and chilled in the fridge over night.
I'm not sure if would hold as a full size cheese cake as it was starting to sag a little when serving them.. this may be due to the raspberries popped on top or me being too heavy handed with the hairdryer getting them out of they're moulds.. I tried to do some fancy chocolate work and should of made a raspberry coulis instead as it would of looked prettier and added some sweetness.
But so so easy and everyone else liked theres (they said!) - I'm not a pud girl and don't do creamy things so it's no wonder I didn't like it.. but if I had to rustle something up quick I'd do it again.. also so much respect for food blogs I tried so hard to document it but failed miserably! we'd eaten them before I realised I'd forgot they're all important photo shoot! hey ho!