Baked Vanilla Cheesecake Recipe🍰

This was my first time to ever make a baked cheesecake and my family were delighted when I served them this slice of heaven after dinner today.

ingredients

  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 Lemon Zest
  • 300 ml SuperValu Sour Cream
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 150 g SuperValu Rich Tea Biscuits
  • 85g Butter
  • 280 g Cream Cheese X 3
  • 1 portion Raspberry Coulis
  • 1 portion Fresh Berries

method

  • Remove the cream cheese and sour cream from the fridge a couple of hours before you begin. Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3. Line the base of a 23cm spring-form tin with non-stick baking paper.
  • To make the base, blend the biscuits in a food processor or crush them finely in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin. Mix with the melted butter, then press firmly into the base of the lined tin and refrigerate for 10 minutes. 
  • Using an electric whisk, blend the cream cheese and caster sugar until smooth.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well each time, then the sour cream, finely grated lemon zest and vanilla until everything is just mixed, being careful not to overbeat.
  • Pour the mixture over the biscuit base, then place the tin on a baking tray and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. The filling should be set but with a little wobble in the centre. Turn the oven off and use a wooden spoon to keep the oven door ajar to allow the temperature to drop slowly. Leave the cake in the oven for several hours, until completely cold, to avoid cracks appearing on the surface. 
  • Run the blade of a knife around the edge of the tin to loosen the cheesecake before releasing the catch. This will also help avoid cracks. 
  • Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 6 hours or preferably overnight to firm up the texture. Serve with fresh berries and raspberry coulis. I also dusted the cheesecake with icing sugar.


Jo

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Profiteroles & Chocolate Sauce Recipe

ingredients

  • 65g/2½oz Odlums Strong White Flour
  • 50g/2oz Butter or Margarine
  • 150ml/¼ pint Cold Water
  • 2 Eggs (Lightly beaten)
  • Filling:
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Sauce:
  • 250g Carton of Cream
  • 150g Shamrock Dark Chocolate

methods

  • Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Lightly grease a flat baking tray.
  • Place water and butter/margarine into a saucepan over a low heat until butter/margarine melts. Bring to a brisk boil.
  • Reduce heat and add sieved flour. Stir briskly with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a soft dough and leaves sides of saucepan. Remove from heat and allow to cool
  • Add the eggs gradually and beat until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • Drop dough in tablespoons about 3” apart into the greased baking tray. Alternatively put dough into an icing bag and pipe the dough out onto a baking tray. Bake for 25 minutes at the preheated oven temperature until puffed and golden.
  • Remove from oven and slit along one side. Allow to cool.
  • When cold, fill with whipped cream and serve with hot chocolate sauce.
  • Warm cream over a low heat. Add the chocolate and stir until chocolate has melted. Do not allow to boil. Serve warm over Profiteroles.

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Traybake🍰

I was looking forward to trying this recipe as raspberries and white chocolate are a great combination. This traybake goes well with some freshly whipped cream and a nice cup of tea☺️

ingredients

  • 200g Butter softened
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 200g Self-Raising Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 50g Ground Almonds
  • 1 portion icing sugar for dusting
  • 150g Raspberries
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • 100g White chocolate

method

  • Preheat the oven to 180° C/gas mark 4. Grease a 28cm x 18cm rectangular tray with butter and line with non-stick baking paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until well combined and pale in colour, then mix in the eggs and vanilla extract. It will look a bit scrambled, but the flour will sort that out.
  • Sift the flour and salt into the bowl and mix to combine, then stir in the ground almonds.
  • Chop the white chocolate into chunks.
  • Mix in the fruit and chocolate chunks, then pour the batter into the tray.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, until golden and a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin.
  • Dust with icing sugar, then cut into squares.


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Classic Vanilla Fairy Cakes Recipe🧁

These vanilla fairy cakes are a lovely treat with a nice cup of tea. This is an easy recipe by Supervalu to follow.

ingredients

  • 2 large fresh eggs
  • 120g Self-Raising flour
  • 4oz Butter
  • 225g Icing sugar
  • 120g Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp Water
  • Sweets or Hundreds and Thousands

method

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Prepare your baking tray. If you are using a deep fill muffin tin, you will need 8 muffin liners. Or, if you are using a standard fairy cake size tin you will need 12 standard sized liners.
  • Into a large mixing bowl place your eggs, granulated sugar, softened butter, self raising flour and vanilla essence.
  • Using the whisk attachment of your blender or mixer, blend all the ingredients together. Remember to start on a low speed so that the flour can become incorporated into the cake batter without being sprayed out of the bowl.
  • Mix the cake batter just until it looks smooth and there are no lumps.
  • Divide the cake batter among the cake liners. Place the tray into the oven in a central shelf and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Check to see if the cakes are cooked by pressing gently on the centre of the cakes. If they spring back up easily, then remove from the oven and place on a cooling tray. If they need some more time, place back in the oven and check after a further 2 minutes.
  • Once cooled, mix your icing sugar with the water until it forms a smooth thick paste. Transfer a small blob of icing onto each cake and use a knife to spread the icing around.
  • Decorate as required with sweets while the icing is still wet to ensure the sweets stick.

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Sweet Potato Fries Recipe🍠

This recipe is by Supervalu. I recently bought Achill Island Sea Salt and was looking forward to using it in this recipe. The recipe can be slightly adjusted depending on how many servings you want and the size of the potatoes. I used 3 sweet potatoes today.

🥛Dairy free🌾Suitable for Vegetarians

Ingredients

  • 5 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt (I used Achill Island Sea Salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil

method

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 3 large sliced potatoes are usually too crowded on 1 sheet, but it depends on their size. You may need an additional sheet. Set aside.
  • Place cut sweet potato fries in a large bowl or ziplock bag and toss with cornstarch. You want a nice thin coating.
  • Pour the potatoes into a strainer and shake off extra cornstarch. Discard the extra cornstarch out of the mixing bowl too. Place potatoes back into the bowl and add add the garlic, seasoned salt, chilli powder, black pepper and oil.
  • Line the sweet potatoes onto the baking sheet. Try not to crowd them or else they won’t bake, they’ll just steam. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove them from the oven and flip. Place them back into the oven for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to rotate the pan to avoid uneven browning.
  • Turn the oven off and keep the fries inside as as the oven cools down for about 30 minutes. This step will help the fries get crispier. Enjoy 🙂

These were very tasty and reminded me of shop-bought spicy wedges (🤤)

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