Last week Megan decided that she wanted to make Oreo cheesecake. I’m not sure what sparked it exactly but since I haven’t had to make birthday cake in a while, I decided to humour her. I was heading out to Tesco anyway and so while I was there, I picked up the ingredients she’d text me (she found a recipe she wanted to do herself). The cheesecake was so easy to make and tasted great so I figured I’d share it with you.
250g chocolate digestive biscuits
2 tsp gelatine
60ml warm water
360g soft cream cheese
300ml double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g caster sugar
180g white chocolate
150g Oreo cookies
50g dark chocolate
1. Line base of a 23cm springform tin with baking parchment.
2. Break the chocolate digestive biscuits and blitz in a food processor till crumbs. Melt butter and add to biscuits, mixing again to combine.
3. Place the biscuit mixture into the tin and use your fingers to press down level. Using fingertips, press to create slight edge up the side of the tin. Place in the fridge to chill for about 20 minutes.
4. While the base is chilling, make up cheesecake filling. Using warm water (recently boiled kettle water is good), mix the gelatine powder. It’s usually better to sprinkle the gelatine powder onto the water, not the other way around. Do it in a heatproof bowl or jug. Stir until melted/combined. If you are having trouble melting the gelatine you can place the bowl/jug into a pan of hot water and heat on the cooker till melted. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
5. Beat the cheese, cream, vanilla and sugar in a bowl. Once combined add the gelatine and stir again. Finally, melt the white chocolate and add to mixture. Make sure its all stirred in well.
6. Break up the Oreos making sure they are small bits, but not blitzed liked crumbs. Combine the Oreo bits with the rest of the mixture, stirring through.
7. Pour the mixture on top of the base, into the springform tin. Smooth out evenly and neaten. Place in the fridge and chill for 3 hours.
8. Decorate as you want, but using the dark chocolate you can melt and drizzle, or grate on top. Megan insisted on saving one Oreo to decorate the top with.