Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Individual Chocolate Cheesecakes
First of all the butter was melted over a low heat. Whilst this happened Sous Chef J used a rolling pin to turn the gluten free biscuits into crumbs.
Once the biscuits were crumbs, the melted butter was added to the bowl and everything was mixed together.
Undeterred, we set about dividing the pot's contents between our three ramekins. The toppings were smoothed to the best (of our rather pathetic) abilities.
Finally, we were almost ready for our easy to make cheats' cheesecake... however, there was a pot of double cream calling to us when we opened the fridge door (those of you who follow us on twitter may realise this means that the use by date was upon us/near) So we poured a little cream into a pot and whipped it BY HAND... and when I say "we" I mean ME... Sous Chef J claimed muscle weakness as his defence and offered, most gallantly, to lick the whisk once I'd whipped the cream!
All in all, it was a tasty dessert and was very simple to make. Easy to 'create' in advance and not too challenging to eat (important for Sous Chef J.) This is the first time we've had a cheesecake of any type since adopting the Gluten Free lifestyle. It was pretty filling but we all struggled through and managed to clear our pots!