Chocolate and Orange Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate and Orange Cheesecake Recipes

Ingredients :

50g butter

125g digestive biscuits, finely crushed

25g demerara sugar

175g plain dark chocolate, broken into small pieces

250g full-fat soft cheese

finely grated rind of 2 oranges

75g caster sugar

2 eggs, separated

150ml whipping cream

1 tsp powdered gelatine dissolved in 1 tbsp water

To decorate:

150ml double cream, whipped

2 oranges, peeled and thinly sliced

Method :
  1. Melt the butter in a small pan, mix in the biscuit crumbs and demerara sugar.

  2. Press the mixture over the base of a lightly oiled 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin, chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes until firm.

  3. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water.

  4. Beat together the soft cheese, orange rind, caster sugar and egg yolks until thoroughly blended.

  5. Whip the cream until it stands in soft peaks.

  6. Fold the warm chocolate into the cheese mixture with the dissolved gelatine, then fold in the whipped cream.

  7. Whisk the egg whites until fairly stiff and quickly fold into the chocolate mixture.

  8. Spoon over the biscuit base, level the surface and chill in the refrigerator for 60-90 minutes until set.

  9. Remove from tin.

  10. Pipe a decorative border of whipped cream around the edge of the cheesecake and decorate with the orange slices.

  11. Serve chilled.

Serves 5

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