As promised, I have another Nigella inspired recipe and this one is REAL simple to make.
It’s a chocolate cheesecake and requires only 6 ingredients. British folk or I assume it’s only British folk because of all the Come Dine with Me shows I watch use “digestive biscuits” as a base for their cheesecakes but I am unsure what would be the equivalent for us so I used tennis biscuits.
To be honest I would use Oreos or another biscuit next time as I didn’t like the coconut flavour in the tennis biscuits however the topping is still tasty AF… so here goes:
250 grams biscuits
75 grams butter
400 grams Nutella
500 grams plain cream cheese
60 grams icing sugar
100 grams hazelnuts (optional)
You can either go old school and crush all the biscuits in a plastic bag with a rolling pin (a wine bottle works too) or simply put it in the food processor. Melt the butter and add to the crushed biscuits, the texture of the biscuit/butter mixture, as Nigella puts it should be sandy. Press the mixture into your cake tin and refrigerate.
In another bowl mix the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth, add the Nutella until all is combined.
Remove the biscuit base from the fridge and top with the Nutella mixture. You can toast some hazelnuts, blitz them in the processor and sprinkle over your cheesecake. It looks pretty, adds texture and flavour.
The cake needs to set in the fridge for a minimum of four hours. And Voila! Done and dusted.
I don’t have a picture of a single slice but it looks pretty good and professional.
Let me know if you give it try, until later!