Wednesday 17 August 2011

A Cheesecake to gorge on

Cherry Tiramisu Cheesecake
from The Accidental Vegetarian, Simon Rimmer, Mitchell Beazley, 2010.

I’ve been pleased with the results of my cooking from this cookery book. The recipes are reasonably easy to make and they have slightly different twists to them. That’s always pleasing as you are never totally sure what the cooking is going to turn out to be.

A cherry tiramisu cheesecake sounded as though it would be delicious.  The ingredient list indicated that it was going to be extremely rich: black cherries, mascarpone, chocolate (lots of it) and a chocolate sauce. Sounded perfect.

The base of the cheesecake was made with crushed water biscuits. This in itself was unusual as recipes I have used before have used sweet biscuits. The result was a better than usual crunchy base.

The tin of cherries had Kirsch added and was thickened with cornflour. Some of this went on the base and the remainder on the top of the cheesecake.

The cake itself was a mixture of ricotta and mascarpone with eggs and melted chocolate added. All of it was easy to make and as easy to cook.

I managed to ruin the sauce so ended up serving it with cream. Tasty and moreish—and rich—and filling.

Taste: ✔✔✔✔
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔ 

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