Deserts and Sweets

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Ganache

White Choc Cheesecake with Rasp Ganache

Ok – don’t stress!  I promise you this recipe is heaps easier than it looks!!  This is another one of Tenina’s recipes – she calls it Impress without Stress and it is delicious!!! Just remember to give yourself enough time to allow the finished cheesecake to set and cool in the fridge – I make this in the morning so it is ready for dinner that night.

 

Ingredients

200g chocolate cream filled biscuits (Oreos)

40g unsalted butter, cubed

400g white chocolate, in pieces

500g cream cheese

50g caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla paste

4 eggs

Ganache

20g good quality raspberry jam (pushed through a sieve to remove seeds)

100g dark chocolate, in pieces

50g cream

Fresh or frozen raspberries for decorating

Method

Pre heat oven to 180ºC and line the base of a 16cm spring form pan with baking paper

Place biscuits and butter into bowl and mill for 15 seconds on speed 6

Press into prepared tin and bake for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool

Place white chocolate into clean and dry bowl and chop for 6 seconds on speed 8

Scrape down sides of bowl and melt for 10 minutes at 50ºC on speed 1

Add cream cheese, sugar. vanilla bean paste and eggs.  Beat for 1 minute on speed 6.  Scrape sides of bowl and repeat

Pour onto biscuit base

Place cake tin on top of a pair of chopsticks in the steamer dish.  (chopsticks help the steam circulate – I don’t have chopsticks so I use 4 teaspoons!!)

Rinse TM bowl and add 1000g water.  Place steamer bowl in position

Cook cheesecake for 60 minutes at Varoma temperature on speed 3.  Chill until completely set in the centre (it will be slightly wobbly until cold)

Ganache

Place jam, dark chocolate and cream into bowl and melt for 5 minutes at 50ºC on speed 1

Decorate with raspberries and serve with additional whipped cream if desired.

Serves: 12

Approximate Calories per serve: 536

Go to http://www.tenina.com/ for more of Tenina’s delicious recipes

 

 

Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Cake

 

I made this delicious cheesecake by Tenina when we had some friends come over for a barbie.  It was a lovely finish to a simple meal, and the kids enjoyed it too, and I love that it looks so impressive, but as usual with Tenina’s recipes – it was quite easy!

TH Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Cake

Ingredients

Cheesecake Swirl

100g sugar

250g cream cheese

3 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla paste

50g plain flour

Cake

180g sugar

250g plain four

40g cocoa

pinch pink salt flakes

1 teaspoon bicarb soda

220g cool water

65g balsamic vinegar

100g flavourless oil

2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste

Method

Place a baking dish half filled with water on the bottom shelf of oven and preheat to 180ºC

Cheesecake Swirl

Place sugar into TM bowl and mill 10 seconds on speed 10

Add remaining swirl ingredients into TM bowl and blend for 10 seconds on speed 6

Scrape down sides of bowl and repeat

Remove from bowl and set aside

Cake

Place all cake ingredients into TM bowl and blend for 30 seconds on speed 6

Scape down sides of bowl and repeat

Pour into a 30cm x 20cm deep cake tin or dish

Spread swirl mixture on top of cake, and scoop bottom layer up and over to marble and swirl

Carefully place cake tin into baking dish of water and bake for 25 minutes or until set in the centre

**If you have a steam oven, dispense with water bath and use steam oven on Combi setting with dry heat and steam combined

Serves: 12

Approximate Calories per Serve: 343

Go to http://www.tenina.com/ for more of Tenina’s recipes

Bliss Balls

Bliss is definitely the way to describe these little balls of deliciousness!!!  They are healthy, chocolatey and I promise you wont be able to stop at one.  They taste like chocolate, but are a healthy treat – how good is that???

Bliss Balls 2a

 

Ingredients

270g dried pitted dates

75g walnuts

40g almonds

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

chia seeds and desiccated coconut for dusting

Method

Place dates, nuts, cocoa and vanilla bean paste into thermomix bowl and mix for 30 seconds on speed 6

Take small teaspoon amounts of mixture and roll into balls

Place chia seeds and desiccated coconut into separate bags and place half of the balls into each bag and shake to coat

Store in the fridge, or can be stored in the freezer too (if they last that long…)

Bliss Balls 3

Serves: Approximately 24 balls – depending on size

Approximate calories per serve: 166 (2 balls per serve)

 

White Rocky Road

This is definitely a ‘sometimes’ food, but it is a delicious treat.  So quick to whip together in your Thermomix and suitable for kids or adults!!White Choc Rocky Road

Ingredients

115g slivered almonds

1 cup shredded coconut

100g mini marshmallows

100g craisins (dried cranberries)

35 g rice bubbles

375g white chocolate melts

Method

Line a small baking tray with baking paper

Place almonds in thermomix bowl and dry roast for 15 minutes at 100ºC on speed 1

Remove from bowl and set aside.

Place white chocolate in bowl and melt for 5 minutes at 50ºC on speed 5

Add remaining ingredients and mix for 1 minute at 37ºC on reverse soft speed, until combined

Use spatula to gently help mix

Spread mixture evenly over baking tray and place in fridge to set for about 30 minutes.

Cut into small rectangles to serve

 

Serves 20

Approximate calories per serve 190

 

 

 

Pancakes

Pancakes

Making pancakes is a quick and easy task, but making them in your thermomix is quicker and easier than usual!  They are ready for cooking within 1 minute, although it is good for the batter to rest for at least 15 minutes if you have the time.

 

Ingredients

370g plain flour

3½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1 egg

500g milk

Method

Add all ingredients to thermomix bowl and mix for 10 seconds on speed 6

Place butter into heated pan and allow to melt

Pour batter into heated pan, I usually do one big pancake at a time, but you can do as many and as big as you like.  Wait for bubbles to appear on the surface of your pancake, then flip and cook the other side until lightly golden

Serve with maple syrup (our favourite), or strawberry jam or lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar – Yum!!

 

Serves: 4

Approximate calories per serve: 430

Vanilla Custard

Have you made custard in your thermomix?  It was probably one of the recipes you saw during your first demonstration, and if you’re anything like me, haven’t gone back to make it since.  My kids are always asking me to buy custard, and I hate the thought about what “extras” are put into the custard.  At least making it yourself you know exactly what is in it.

Custard (with peaches)1

Ingredients

60g sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 eggs

500g milk

40g cornflour

Method

Place sugar in thermomix bowl and pulverise for 20 seconds on speed 9

Add remaining ingredients and cook for 7 minutes at 90°C on speed 4

Once cooked transfer to a serving bow and serve with fruit.

You can make variations to this custard, and use lemon zest instead of vanilla essence and pulverise this with the sugar, or add 20g of cocoa powder instead of the vanilla essence for a chocolate custard

Serves: 6

Approximate calories per serve: 145

By |April 1st, 2013|After School Snacks, Deserts and Sweets|1 Comment