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Jane-Inspired Daim Cheesecake

Well. This was quite the adventure! What came out is like the illegitimate child of Jane’s Malt Chocolate Cheesecake and her Toblerone Cheesecake… which suffers from some congenital defects (no Toblerone, OR Maltesers) and was born on the hottest day of the year, to boot. BUT. It’s the sweetest thing 😉

I basically followed Jane’s procedure for her No-Bake Malt Chocolate Cheesecake, deviating every here and there to the No-Bake Toblerone Cheesecake. I totally would have made a Toblerone Cheesecake IF I had been able to get hold of the necessary ingredients, but – and that WAS a surprise –  there was no Toblerone to be had anywhere. O.o Nor Maltesers, actually. Imagine me staring desolately at the supermarket shelves for minutes, then grabbing random chocolates, sizing them up for Cheesecake-iness… The best I could do was Daim. Also, there were the usual slight deviations due to differences in the dairy product range. So, there’s the list of ingredients I worked with:

  • 250 g of Biscoff biscuits, which I chose for their caramel flavour
  • 150 g of butter
  • 250 g of Mascarpone
  • 150 g of cream cheese
  • 150 g of milk chocolate
  • 150 g of dark chocolate
  • 50 g of icing sugar
  • 100 g of cocoa powder (which accounts for the much darker look)
  • 200 g of creme fraiche + 100 g of cream (instead of 300 g of double cream)
  • 1 packet of whip-it
  • 200 g of chopped Daim chocolates
  • the remaining 100 g of cream for decoration
  • the left-over Daims, too

There’s no need to drescribe the procedure, really, just follow Jane’s recipes I pointed out above. They’re brilliant! Also, they’re an excellent source for making your own variations, as this experiment proved. I really cannot wait to try out another of her recipes, OR create a new chimaera. I’m pretty sure she’ll forgive me 😉

Jane’s Cheesecake Brownies

Totally “stolen” from Jane’s Patisserie – with her approval, though. Phew 🙂

I really was going to make another of Jane’s fabulous recipes, but then made a spur-of-the-moment decision to try these, her Cheesecake Brownies, to take with me as a present to my lovely neighbours – because how can you say No to that much chocolate and cream cheese, really?!

The instructions worked excellently, and I managed the process without any problems, feeling particularly grateful quantities were given in my (and most of the world’s…) preferred style, for once. That I had to take the lovely slab of brownies out of the oven just a tiny bit before their time, and had to pile them while still pretty much steaming hot, was due to my starting baking too late.
So IF the brownies look, to you, a little moist and sticky in the picture… you are right, and your eyes are fine 😉

Fortunately, this did nothing to diminish the Cheesecake Brownies’ awesome taste! Everyone loved then, so: a full five stars from me, and I cannot wait to really have a go at Jane’s White Chocolate and Cranberry Scones recipe, and so many more!

You should go and check out her beautiful site!