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Monday, December 01, 2008

Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake

Stef has contributed this cheesecake recipe and she has given me the permission to share it with everyone..Enjoy!!







CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CHEESECAKE
170 g digestive biscuits
30g brown sugar
70g butter, melted

20 pieces Werther's Original caramels
45 ml milk
1/4 tsp salt
90 pecans,chopped coarsely

170g chocolate ganache (leftover from a truffle session I had,proportion is to melt 200g good dark chocolate with a tin of Nestle cream - 170 gm.)
500 g cream cheese, softened
1 small carton sour cream (150ml)
150 g brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/4 cup plain flour

DIRECTIONS
1. In a medium bowl, combine digestive crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Mix well and press into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Pour on melted caramel mixture and freeze for 30 minutes.

2. To make the Caramel Filling: Microwave everything on low till smooth and melted. Stir in nuts. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C

4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar,sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Sift in the flour. Fold 1/3 of the filling into the chocolate ganache, then mix till smooth. Pour some white batter on the crust, marble half the chocolate batter thru then smooth on the remaining white batter. Marble the remaining chocolate batter on

5. Steam-bake (in bain-marie) in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until center is almost set. Cool in oven with door slightly open. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

6. Can decorate with chocolate glaze before serving...melt some chocolate with butter and a bit of golden syrup for a shiny look,pipe/drizzle randomly over the cake.

Stef

25 comments:

rajrat said...

Wow....totally heavenly!!!..must be tasting equally heavenly too...any chance of getting the recipe,aunty?

Parames said...

Hi Aunty!!!

How was the macaroon class?? Sad to have missed it..hope to catch up again if you have a next class.

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Parames,

you can always email me:

yochana2001@hotmail.com

Yesterday you missed the class but don't worry, my student put it up in her blog, here you go:

http://wensdelight.blogspot.com/2008/11/macaron-workshop-on-30-nov-08.html

vi vian said...

wow, this is to die for! hope to try it soon...

dac said...

hi aunty,
i visited wen's website. may i knw wht is the cake which is pink in colour? looks very nice!
i loves pink

qinqin

Aunty Yochana said...

hi dac,

the pink cake is: Raspberry mousse cake.
The students love it...

rgds

pingmouse said...

coool another great cheesecake recipe. Will try it on one of our birthdays next year :)

Elaine said...

aunty yo.
can you give me a clearer recipe for the chocolate ganache mentioned?
thanks in advance!

Parames said...

Hi Aunty!!

Thanks a million. She is quite a good cook herself too!!

dac said...

hi aunty,
thanks for u reply. i'm frm sarawak,rarely wil hav strawberries,rasberries,found here. no chance for me to make desserts with this kind of berries. :(

qinqin

stephy said...

aunty, can i buy Werther's Original caramels at cold storage choc section? As for the nestle cream, what's the weight like? Thanks

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Stephy,

you can buy the caramels in NTUC. I bought mine there but it's a bit difficult to melt down so Stef has recommended to buy the caramel from Marks and Spencer.

The small tin of nestle cream - I can't remember the weight.

rgds

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi elaine,

buy a tine of nestle cream (small tin) and microwave it together with the chocolates.

rgds

Anonymous said...

hi aunty yochana, what do you mean by 'steam bake'.

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

Steam bake means, you place a pan of hot water into the oven, then place your cheesecake into the pan and bake.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Thanks aunty for your reply. Greatly appreciate your generosity in sharing so many recipes with all of us who chanced upon your blog and explaining to us when we are in doubt how to go about baking :)

Stef said...

Hi Aunty Lucy,it looks very good!

How did you like the taste of the cake,did the salty caramel appeal to you? =)

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Stef,

it taste good, I used W-caramel, I stir and stir cos the caramels are so hard to melt but the balance I threw away and added in some soft caramels.

rgds

shelle said...

hi aunty =)
i'm just seeking your advice here, u mentioned good dark chocolate.. could you recommend a good brand, or the brand that u use?
thank you!
love your website, i check for updates daily!

Aunty Yochana said...

hi shelle,

get Varlhorna or Carma chocolates from Sun Lik.

rgds

Stef said...

Hi Aunty Lucy,that's why lor!
W-Caramels are good,but I almost died melting it! So I switched to the soft ones from M&S.

Shelle,the nearet supermarket would sell decent dark chocolate too. Lindt and Van Houten baking chocolate is a good brand to consider!

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Stef,

anyway, the caramel sauce is delicious.

rgds

Anonymous said...

thanku soo much Aunty .. for sharing the delicious recipe..thanks again.

takecare,
Samreen.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

I tried this recipe...finally. It was very good! Taste was very very good. Think the chocolate used in this recipe makes a big difference too. Because of its two flavors, this cake is even better is 36-48 hours post baking as it gives time for the flavours and textures to blend together more cohesively.
I have since made it twice. The first time, I over-beat the mixture and a huge crack formed. I have since learnt that cheesecakes cannot be overbeaten as the air incorporated can cause cracks to form.
And, for the second attempt, I skipped the caramel. Its too sticky and difficult to melt and spread. Maybe next time can use dulche de leche instead of W-caramel. What do you think?

Thanks Aunty & Stef for this really yummy recipe.

Cheers,
Serena

Jessie said...

Hi Yochana,

what is nestle cream? Are they the same as whipping cream?