Tuesday 1 March 2016

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

Hey everyone :)

I hope you all had a good weekend? I spent the end of last week making these lovely little cakes! They are 'Oreo Mini Cheesecakes' - you could probably make a large one if you had a flan dish but for these I just used a muffin tray and cupcake cases. I found this recipe on Pinterest which I have changed slightly so you can find the original HERE.

10 Oreo biscuits
1 tbsp of melted butter

340g of cream cheese
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg
5 cookies (10 halves, with the filling removed)

1 cup double cream
2tbsp icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Optional: 1 Oreo biscuit for decoration/topping

1. Preheat the oven to 170°C and line a muffin tray with 12 cases.

2. In a food processor, blend the 10 Oreo biscuits until they resemble a crumb-like powder. Then divide among the 12 cases and using something flat (like a teaspoon or narrow glass) flatten the mixture into the bottom of the cases. Bake for 5 minutes.

3. After 5 minutes remove the tray from the oven and leave to cool on the side. Reduce the oven temperature to 160°C.

4. Using a food mixer (or bowl and wooden spoon) add the cream cheese and sugar and mix until smooth and creamy. Add in the vanilla and egg and the 10 Oreo halves (you can either roughly crush them so they are chunky or blended them until they were powdery and fine) If they are chunky your filling mixture will me more white with chunks, or if you blend then you'll have a more dark-grey filling colour (which you can see I did). Mix until everything is incorporated.

5. Divide the mixture between the 12 cases and fill 3/4 full ... if you have any mixture left just top up each one with a little until you have nothing left. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes. Mine were exactly right on the 15th minute.

6. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and leave to cool. Once cooled put in the fridge. Preferably overnight if you can. Try not to leave in the muffin tray as the condensation from the heat and the fridge make the cases go wet and soggy (which isn't the nicest thing).

7. The next day (or if your impatient, a few hours later) get your food mixer or a bowl and hand whisk and whisk the cream, icing sugar and vanilla together until stiff peaks form. You can then pipe or smear or whatever you wish on top of the cooled cheesecakes. Then for decoration - I just crushed one Oreo up (without the filling) and then sprinkled over the top of the whipped cream. Voila! All done!!

What do you think of my 'Mini Oreo Cheesecakes' - let me know in the comments below.

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