Saturday, 26 March 2016

Bailey's and Espresso Cheesecake


Happy Easter everyone.

If you are having Easter at your place this year and are stuck for something to make this is it!

This is a very adult Easter dessert.  Full of booze and great for sharing at a dinner party or just for Mummy and Daddy!  Scott kept cutting himself larger and larger slices of cheesecake and all but demolished it.

If your not a fan of coffee and well, hey not everyone is, I try not to judge (weird), then leave out the coffee and just go with bailey's.  Either way this will get your booze loving friends and family talking.

I think this may start a study in cheesecake in the Kitchen....

Base

1 packet of dry sweet biscuits, nice or marie
50 gm butter, melted

Filling

2 x 250 gm packets of cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup caster sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup bailey's 
1 shot of espresso

Decoration

200 ml Cream
1/4 cup bailey's
sprinkles and malteaser bunnies for kicks


Blitz your biscuits to a fine crumb.  Blitz through the melted butter until all the crumbs are coated.


With a flat bottomed glass press into the base and sides (if desired) or your lined spring form tin.  I use a 20cm tin, remember the smaller the diameter the longer the cook time.  Bake for 8 minutes at 180C to set the base.  Remove from the oven and set aside while you make the filling.


Beat the cream cheese until smooth, beat in the sugar until combined.



Beat in eggs one at a time, remember to scrape down the sides between each egg.


Add the espresso and bailey's and beat again.


I have picked up a new trick since I made this.  In America they have plastic lining bags for your slow cooker, the equivalent here would be one of those oven roasting bags,  put it around the pan then wrap your foil up the sides, this way if you get water over the foil it won't go in the cheese cake.


Pour your filling into the base.


Place your pan in a baking dish/tray and half fill with boiling water.  Bake for 1 hour on 180C or until the sides are set and the centre has a little wobble.  Turn off the oven, prop the door open with a wooden spoon and allow to cool in the oven for an hour.  Remove from the oven and baking tray, cool to room temp then refrigerate over night.


Whisk your cream and bailey's to desired consistency.



Decorate as desired.

8 comments:

  1. We had cheesecake for Easter dessert too! Baileys and coffee are two of my favourite things - this looks egg-stra special!

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    1. I saw yours Sammie and drooled. The other half pointed and nodded like a maniac. Happy Easter

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  2. What a gorgeous cheesecake, Kate! I absolutely adore Bailey's. I also love that you've added Malteser bunnies to the top. They, along with your beautiful cream piping and those chocolate sprinkles, just really set this off!

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    1. Thanks Lisa :) I must say it was a hit.

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  3. This looks amazing; all the flavours I generally enjoy in a dessert.

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    1. Thanks Dhanya. Give it a go it wasn't as difficult as people think. Just make sure you get some of those chook roasting bags to stick around your tin for no leakages :D

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  4. Wow this looks and sounds amazing! I hope you had a great Easter and thanks so much for linking this up to YWF too.

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  5. Your killing me with all your deliciousness of late!
    This looks and sounds incredible. Coffee happiness right there! Thanks for linking up to Your Weekly Feed hun. xx

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