-1 1⁄4 cup graham crackers, finely crushed (1 sleeve)
-1 cup flour-1 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder-1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened-1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed-1 egg, separated-3 oz. cream cheese, softened-1⁄4 cup granulated sugar-2 tsp. lemon zest-1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2) In a large bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, flour and
baking powder. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter with the brown
sugar using an electric hand mixer. Add the egg white and beat until
well combined. Add to the graham cracker crumbs and blend until just
3) In a separate medium bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese with
the granulated sugar, egg yolk, lemon zest and vanilla until well
combined. Set aside.
4) Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out the cookie dough and place
on a nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet. (If you do not have an
ice scoop, then measure out the dough into scoops of about 2
tablespoons.) Flatten slightly, pressing your thumb in the center of the
ball to create a small bowl shape. Repeat with the remaining dough.
Spoon the cream cheese into the indents in the cookies.
5) Bake until the filling is barely set and the cookies are lightly golden,
12 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes on the baking sheets before
removing them and cooling completely on a wire rack.
2 pomegranates, juice only (try my stain-free method in step 2)
2 tsp cornflour dissolved in 4 tsp water
100g icing sugar, plus extra to taste
4 gelatin leaves
300ml double cream
300g cream cheese, room temperature
zest and juice of 2 clementines
20cm loose bottomed cake tin
One plastic pipette
Mix the biscuits, butter and pistachios until well combined. Pack firmly into a loose-bottomed cake tin, spreading out with the back of a spoon so that it is evenly distributed and coming slightly up the sides of the tin. Chill until needed.
To extract the juice from the pomegranates, split one open then place in a large bowl of water. Working under the water, separate the seeds from the hard skin. Any bits of white pith should float to the top, making them easy for you to discard. Drain the seeds and sort through to remove any extra bits of pith. Repeat with the second pomegranate then place the seeds in the bowl of a mixer and blitz briefly. Strain the juice into a saucepan. Add the cornflour in water and sift in a few tbsp of icing sugar, to taste. Gently heat until you have a thick, but still drizzle-able coulis. Allow to cool completely.
Meanwhile, soak the gelatin leaves in a small bowl of water for 5 min. Pour the cream into a pan and bring to a simmer then remove from the heat. Squeeze any excess water out of the gelatin leaves and add to the warm cream, stirring until dissolved. Allow to cool slightly. Beat 100g of icing sugar into the cream cheese along with the clementine zest and juice. Add the gelatin cream along with 3tbsp of the pomegranate coulis and beat until smooth.
Pour the cream cheese mixture into the biscuit base. You are now ready to decorate- hope you have a steady hand! Starting in the very centre of the cake, use the pipette to dot tiny circles in a spiral motion all the way around the cake. I let my dots get bigger as I worked my way around. Finally, starting in the middle again, use a toothpick to pull through the dots in continuous line- try not to lift your hand up if you can help it! You should end up with a spiral of little hearts.
Cover the tin with cling (be careful not to touch the top of the cake!) and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight, until set.
So I was sitting in class thinking about cheesecake…so i looked up when cheesecake was invented. Guess what. Cheese cake was invented over 700 years before Christianity was founded…cheesecake is older than the worlds major religions…i think i know who we should really worship
Adrienette is Plagg and Tikki’s NOTP. (Until they figure it out)
Thank you to @amazonmountain for the idea, I laughed so hard. XD We were watching the new episode yesterday and Tikki sounded awfully anti Adrien when they were in the park… XD “If you can’t even speak to him then maybe he isn’t the love of your life!!!” (COUGH- BUT HEY YOU SURE DO TALK TO CHAT NOIR EASILY- COUGH)