While I was in Somerset over Christmas, I made mini Oreo Cheesecakes. I made them with muffin tins, and the recipe I found said that I had to bake them a little bit. I was a bit dubious about this, and sure enough when they came out they were odd little shapes and had a weird texture. I was disappointed, and left them behind when I left. I only recently found out that instead of being eaten, they were frozen so I could eat them next time I came down. Fail. Anyway, over the few months since I discovered Goo, I'd completely forgotten about mini cheesecakes. Goo comes in this quite posh but completely lovely little glass jars. I'd eat the Goo, and keep the jar. Except when I opened my cupboard, I hadn't realised how much Goo I was eating. There was something like twenty little mini jars just waiting for use.
So, after mentioning cheesecake to The Fourth Quarter, he got all motivated and we made some! And to avoid the weird texture problem I had last time, we found a no bake solution. And they were brilliant. I had no problem licking the utensils clean, and I was quite pleased about finding a use for the little glass jars. Look how cute they turned out:
Mini No-Bake Oreo Cheesecakes
Crust 1 1/2 cup super wine biscuits, crumbed 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 7 tablespoon unsalted butter(melted)
1. Mix super wine crumbs with sugar. 2. Add melted butter and mix it hard out 3. Press into little jars
2 ¼ cups cream 450 grams softened cream cheese 2/3 cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla essence ¾ cups Oreo Cookies, crushed
1. Beat cream until peaks are "medium" sized (I don't know what this meant, I just guessed) 2. Add cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla, lemon juice to a bowl and beat 3. Add cream cheese mixture to cream and fold (beating is not folding, apparently) 4. Gently fold in Oreo cookies 5. Fill jars with cream cheese mixture 6. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours to set or overnight for best results.
Are there any new recipes that you've come across + love?