So of course I couldn't leave out dessert. As I'm in a kitchen that isn't my own I thought I would go for something easy that didn't need baking but would still taste immense. I love cheesecake, I would eat it every day if my heart would allow so I made an extra indulgent one for the feast. Chocolate orange marbled popping cheese cake in fact!
I made the filling in two halves, one with the juice from an orange and the other with melted chocolate and even more chocolate grated into it for some texture. The chocolate shards on top is simply melted chocolate mixed with orange popping candy, I would have added it to the non chocolate half but this popping candy changes colour...into green...and I thought the mouldy look would probably not be the best...
- 200g chocolate digestive biscuits
- 50g butter, melted
- 300g cream cheese
- 250g Crème Fraîche
- 25g caster sugar
- 1 pack orange popping candy
- 200g dark chocolate
- juice of 1/2 orange
- Crush the biscuits in a plastic bag, bash it to smitherines until it's like breadcrumbs. Don't worry if there's some lumps left they only add chocolatey texture :)
- Chuck them in a mixing bowl and add the butter and mix, press into dish or springform cake take, about 8inches. Leave to chill for 15 minutes, as it's about -2 here I put mine outside in a bag!
- Mix the cream cheese, crème fraîche and sugar until smooth and beautifully soft.
- Divide into two bowls, melt the chocolate and add 2/3 into one half of the mixture and stir like crazy.
- Mix the popping candy into the remaining chocolate and spread out onto baking paper on a plate and place in the fridge until hard.
- Add the orange juice to the plain mix, you can always add more if you don't think the flavour is strong enough and mix until incorporated.
- Add dollops of each mix in the dish so the colours are mixed up, not too much chocolate in the same place and same with the plain.
- Using a palette knife marble the two colours together and smooth out a little.
- Take the popping candy chocolate out of the fridge and break up into shards. Stick these in the cheesecake and add the chocolate shapes, or any other decoration you have to give it some va-vav-voom!
- Chill...I do mine overnight but I'm sure about 3 hours would be fine.
- Eat! Nom!
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