Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Dark Orange Chocolate Cheesecake

Dark Orange Chocolate Cheesecake

Crumb Crust

1 packet (250gms) Arnotts Nice biscuits
80gms margarine
20gms Kremelta

Filling

¾ cup coconut cream
175gms Whitakers 72% Dark Ghana Chocolate
1 box firm silken tofu (275gms)
Juice of 1 lemon (approx 2 Tbsps)
Juice and zest of 1 orange
4 heaped tsps Orgran egg replacer
8 Tbsps cold water
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1/2 cup plain white flour
Pinch baking soda
1 tsp salt

Crumb crust: (this can be done the night before)

Crush the biscuits into fine crumbs, melt margarine and kremelta together and pour into the biscuit crumbs. Press into spring form cake tin so the crust comes at least ¾ ‘s up the sides of the tin. Put in the fridge to set.

Filling:

Take tofu from packet and put in the centre of a clean dry tea towel, bring the sides of the tea towel together and twist the tea towel to remove as much of the liquid from the tofu as possible and set aside.
Melt chocolate and a small amount of the coconut cream.
Put drained tofu, lemon juice, orange juice and zest, the rest of the coconut cream and chocolate in a bowl and beat until smooth (it may have a slightly curdled texture but try and beat long enough that the ‘curds’ are very small).
In a separate bowl mix egg replacer with cold water and then beat until fluffy, add sugar slowly and beat until thick and glossy.
Fold egg replacer mix into the chocolate mix.
Sift flour and baking soda into the wet mix and fold in.
Pour filling into the chilled base and bake in a moderate (150-160C) oven for 40-60 minutes until the filling is set when the tin is shaken lightly. The top should be dry to the touch and the edges cracked.
Remove from oven and allow to cool before placing in the fridge overnight to set - if you cut it after only a couple of hours chilling the filling will be like a mousse.
Serve cold in small slices as it’s a very rich dessert.

3 comments:

  1. i think i love you... question tho, what brand/s of silken tofu do you use? cos we have never seen it anywhere :(

    oh & your not sausage rolls have become our all time favourite take-a-plate / emergency meal ever!!

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  2. Morangi? Don't ask me how to spell it, comes in a small blue and white tetra pack and I've found it on the shelves at Woolworths and possibly pack 'n slave, you could probably just use ordinary tofu, once it's been squeezed it doesn't look very silken anyhoo - but Hubby reckons silken tofu doesn't taste "as foul" so might affect the taste?

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